Echoing the recent sentiments of his “No Time to Die” co-star Ana de Armas — who stars as an butt-kicking CIA agent named Paloma in the film — Craig bluntly stated in a video interview with Entertainment Weekly that there are “no more Bond girls.”
“They don’t exist anymore. They may exist again, but not in my movies,” Craig told EW.
Beginning in Connery’s films, being a “Bond girl” was once a flattering designation that over the years has devolved, taking on a less flattering connotation. Essentially, “Bond girls” throughout the decades have been characters objectified by 007 and often targeted as his sexual conquests. In Craig’s world, though, “Bond women,” as de Armas described them, are equals who possesses as much intellect and pack as much punch as their male counterpart.
Punctuating Craig’s thoughts about the end of the “Bond girl” era, Lynch simply told EW, “He said what he said.”
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and also starring Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Geoffrey Wright, Billy Magnussen, and Christoph Waltz, “No Time to Die” opens in theaters on October 8.