Lashana Lynch, who previously reportedly reprized Daniel Craig’s role as James Bond in the 2021 film ‘No Time to Die’, has apparently confirmed the news – and opens up about the ‘abuse’ she says she has suffered since. which she cast as the first black woman 007.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the 32-year-old actress said she placed more emphasis on meditation and spending time with her family while taking a step back from social media amid the backlash that she had received for her decisive role in her career.
“I’m a black woman – if it was another black woman in the role, it would have been the same conversation, she would have had the same attacks, the same abuse,” she said. “I just have to remember that the conversation is on and that I’m part of something that’s going to be very, very revolutionary.”
Lynch’s character, Nomi, takes the title Agent 007 and in the film’s first trailer, advises Craig’s Bond to “stay in your lane”, adding, “you’re hindering me, I’m gonna put a bullet in your lane. last name”.
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Lynch said she was “grateful” for the opportunity to not only carry on Bond’s legacy, but “to question those narratives.”
“We are moving away from toxic masculinity, and this is happening because women are open, demanding and vocal and speak out against bad behavior as soon as they see it,” said Lynch, of British and Jamaican descent.
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She added that the challenges of portraying Bond will also help her create her own version of a fully embodied character.
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“An overly elegant character, a cast-iron figure?” It’s totally contrary to what I represent, ”she said. “I didn’t want to waste an opportunity when it came to what Nomi could represent. I looked for at least a moment in the storyline where black audience members nod their heads, hitting reality but happy to see their real life portrayed.
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The ‘Captain Marvel’ actress added, “In every project I participate in, regardless of budget or genre, the Black experience I present has to be 100% authentic.”