Actor Dominic West has called for the next James Bond to be transgender soldier Hannah Graf.
The Wire star says Hannah, the highest-ranking transgender member of the British Army, should take the leading role as 007 in the 25th film in the franchise.
“She’s a beautiful girl who could be Bond. That’s actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army,” he told The Sunday Times.
Dominic met Hannah when her husband Jake, a transgender man, starred alongside the Bafta-winning actor in biographical drama movie Colette.
Hannah, who married Jake earlier this year, said: “I’m very flattered that Dominic thought of me.
“I don’t think I’m going to become an actress any time soon, but there’s no reason why there shouldn’t be a transgender Bond. We’ve seen too many men in hero-type roles and women playing second fiddle.”
During the interview with the newspaper, Dominic said he would definitely take the role himself if it was offered to him.
The next Bond film is currently in pre-production and is expected to be released in cinemas on Valentine’s Day, 2020.
Although the plot is yet to be revealed, producers have confirmed that Daniel Craig will be back, although it is believed this will be his last outing as 007.
Neither the title of the movie nor the co-stars have yet been announced, but it will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga who previously directed Netflix hit Maniac, HBO police thriller True Detective and BBC Films’ 2011 movie Jane Eyre.
The director has revealed that Bond 25 will follow the story arc that began with Casino Royale.
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