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In Addition to Gillian Anderson, Here Are 10 Women Who Could Definitely Play the Next Bond

In Addition to Gillian Anderson, Here Are 10 Women Who Could Definitely Play the Next Bond
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In a move that made me say “YAS QUEEN” aloud for the first time ever, Gillian Anderson threw her hat in the ring to be the next 007.

Of course, some men are upset, but I am thrilled. I usually don't recommend reading the comments on sites like The Guardian, but the the palpable fear being expressed over this idea is quite glorious. 


But back to Anderson being cast as “Jane Bond.” I'm so fully and presently here for this. In fact, I'm for a whole string of women 007's. Why stop at Ghostbusters? Let's cast women in ALL OF THE ROLES usually played by men, starting with James Bond and ending with Jesus. I have some ideas of ladies that would be perfect for the 007 franchise. Here are ten women I'd like to see cast as Jane Bond. (I'm also kind of the idea of keeping the first name “James,” a la “James King.”)


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This is obviously a #flawless choice. Not only is Beyoncé overwhelmingly fierce, but I bet she'd do her own stunts AND write the theme song AND win a Grammy for that theme song.

Lea Delaria

You may not have seen Lea Delaria out of her orange scrubs, but she can wear a suit like no one's freaking business, and has that suave look on lock. 

Lucy Liu 

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If you remember the 2000 adaptation of Charlie's Angels, you remember Lucy Liu kicking ass in it, and you know she would nail the whole “cold and detached super spy” thing.

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Helen Mirren 

All I want is a film where Helen Mirren seduces and uses hot young men who later die, and this is the perfect vehicle for that dream. Plus, we alredy know she can do spy movies.

Tilda Swinton 


Tilda Swinton is quite possibly the coolest person alive, and she would elevate the coolness factor of the James Bond franchise back to Sean Connery levels. 

Kerry Washington 

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We already know Kerry Washington can do espionage and intrigue, and she has suit-wearing down to a freaking art. (The wardrobe color palate would be a little different than the white we're used to seeing her in, but I'm sure we'd be okay. It might be a little weird to see her drink a martini too.)

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Natalie Dormer

I just love Natalie Dormer and want to see her in everything. She has such a bad-ass vibe abut her and I just like looking at her face.

Uma Thurman

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Two words: Kill Bill. I don't see any reason 007 can't have a samurai sword.

Lupita Nyong'o

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The extremely beautiful, extremely talented, Academy award-winning Ms. Nyong'o would look sleek as hell zooming around in one of those tricked out spy-mobiles, leaving a trail of Bond Boys in her wake. 

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Gwendoline Christie

Gwendolyn trading in her sleek armor for a sleek suit of a different material is the stuff dreams are made of. Plus, she has quite a way with men.

So those are my picks for the next few James Bond castings, but I would love to start with Gillian Anderson. Who would you like to see as 007?

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