Kristen Stewart Thinks It's Time For A Female 'James Bond' And She Better Be Careful What She Wishes For
EW- While promoting her new film Equals with costar Nicholas Hoult, the subject turned to James Bond — and Stewart voiced her interest in seeing a woman portray the iconic British superspy.
The pair then dismissed critics of casting a black or female actor as Bond. Stewart even imagined how a female version of the character could be introduced.
“You start off as the Bond girl and then you think it’s just the girlfriend and then you’re like, ‘She’s actually [Bond],’” she said. “In the trailer, it’s him and then [a] bait and switch.”
I admittedly think that changing the gender, race, or sexual orientation of the people playing established characters in re-treads of classic movies is a calculated move that makes said movies seem even more forced than usual. That said, I actually have no problem with Kristin Stewart - or any other female for that matter - playing James Bond...as long as they understand what playing James Bond entails.
I get the feeling that the people that would be supportive of a 'Jane Bond' picture her as nothing more an empowering women in a pant suit going around killing bad guys. That's all well and good as long as they realize that the pure, unadulterated symbol of feminism I believe they are looking to portray also has to be kind of a slut.
Sorry ladies, but that's just part of the deal. If James Bond has a vagina then that vagina is going to get used and abused damn near every other scene. You can be the slick British super spy if you want but you're not changing the very essence of the character, and if I know anything about James Bond it's that he's someone who FUCKS. If your vision is some monogamous woman picking off villains with deadly accuracy while simultaneously going around fighting for equal rights then create your own damn movie franchise, because James Bond lays more pipe than the world's busiest plumber. You take his promiscuity away then you might as well hire Frankie Muniz's hypothetical twin sister to star in the sequel of 'Agent Cody Banks', because James Bond isn't James Bond unless he's cumming between assassinations. If the purpose is to imply that women should feel comfortable being whores too then by all means, but if Kristin Stewart is the choice she's going to have to get rid of that "I think I smell shit" look because it's not going to play well as an 'O' face.