According to the 49-year-old actor Dominic West, the replacement for the most popular secret agent in the world, James Bond, should be a transgender person.
He even added his own suggestion in the name of the 31-year-old Hannah Graf – the highest-ranking transgender soldier in the British Army.
He told the Sunday Times Magazine that she’s a beautiful girl who could be Bond and added that the idea is brilliant because there are a lot of transgender people in the army.
Dominic met Hannah when he was starring alongside her Husband Jake in the movie “Colette”, and she said that she was flattered when asked what she thought of the suggestion.
She added that she doesn’t plan on becoming an actress anytime soon, but she thinks that there’s no reason there shouldn’t be a transgender Bond.
According to her, it would be very inspirational for young girls to see a female 007.
There have been numerous calls for a female James Bond in the past, but some people have disagreed with the idea, alongside Daniel Craig’s (the last actor to play James Bond) wife, Rachel Weisz.
She said in a recent interview that the character had been created by Ian Fleming, and it’s a character that has been created to be “particularly male”, and it relates to women in a certain way. She added that she thinks there should be another completely new story about a female secret agent, rather than jumping onto the shoulders and being compared to all the male predecessors.
“Women are really fascinating and interesting, and should get their own stories.” – she noted.