So rumour has we’re getting a new James Bond lead, and while other news outlets rush to tell which guy will get the job, we decided to look at the potential female contenders…
Historically the Bond franchise has always implied that a women’s place is in the bedroom. James is a serial shagger and comes across as either a cheeseball or an oaf when it comes to seduction. A significant amount of his sexual partners end up dead. On the one occasion he marries (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) his wife also dies. Those who live are rarely seen again, unless they’re evil double agents. They also have demeaning names like Honey Rider, Pussy Galore or Octopussy.
So it about time they switched up. Here are the 10 Bad-Ass actresses we think should take the lead in James Bond.
1. Jaimie Alexander
She’d treat dudes the way Bond traditionally treats women, or maybe she’d be a badass lesbian, either way it’s something I could get down with, and Jaimie Alexander has proven in all her movies she’s a sexy lady who would totally take her martini shaken, not stirred.
2. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is very sexy, and has time and time again proven that she can successfully pull off action roles, while also bringing depth to hercharacters. She can be subtle, she can be intense, so she should played Bond.
3. Emily Blunt
Well… I mean… come on. She’s pretty much the most obvious choice for the next James Bond. Give me a break.
4. Anne Hathaway
It might seem weird, and I know Bond is traditionally from the UK, but if they were to completely re-invent the series, couldn’t you just see Hathaway as an American Bond with a soft side she hides under her jaded bad girl facade? Yeah, I could dig that.
5. Emma Watson
I know with Craig’s Bond they explored the origins of James Bond, but what if they did his earlier years? Like early-late 20’s Bond? What made him choose this career path? We could always do with more backstory and Emma Watson would be a great young Bond.
6. Cate Blanchett
Are you looking at the above picture? The argument makes itself.
7. Lena Headey
If Lena Headey played Bond the character would be rowdier, a bigger womanizer (if possible), a heavier drinker, and a dirtier fighter. Yeah, I think I’d enjoy that.
8. Rachel Weisz
She’s dark, she’s classy, she’s sexy, she’s British, and she looks good in a suit. I mean, what more do you need?
9. Kate Beckinsale
Well, if we’re going to suggest a woman to play Bond I obviously can’t leave out the ultimate British bad girl: Kate Beckinsale. If anyone could play a female bond, it’s this broad.
10. Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez is a sexy, badass, mature woman. If she can play action, I think she can handle Bond.