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Sir Roger Moore’s son Jaffa Moore has insisted that the famous franchise simply “wouldn’t be James Bond” anymore if a woman were to take on the role of the British spy.
The musician discussed his thoughts on who should take over the role after Daniel Craig’s departure in a wider discussion about his new album, Photograph, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.
Speaking about the possibility of an actress taking over the part of 007, he said: “Well, then it’s no longer James Bond.”
“I mean, she could be 006, 008, or 009…”
Jaffa, who is long-time friends with James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, went on to talk about the latest film of the franchise, No Time To Die.
Describing Lashana Lynch’s role as a female agent that temporarily takes over from Bond, he said: “In the last Bond I think this was the confusion.
“That she [Lashana’s character Nomi] was 007 and then said, ‘I’ve got to give it back to Bond. It’s his number.’
“So I think that’s very good,” he continued. “And I think they were also testing the waters.
“Maybe there will be a ‘From the filmmakers of James Bond comes Jane or Jemima Bond’ or whatever.
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“It wouldn’t be the same because it’s Bond. It’s Fleming’s Bond. It’s a guy, unfortunately,” he said of the character created by British author Ian Fleming.
Speaking about the potential for more female-led spy films, he added: “In today’s world, a woman would be great.
“If you look at Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde… I mean, women can certainly pull it off and certainly do the fight sequences.
“And even if not, as a species ladies are probably smarter! But in terms of the role itself, Fleming’s Bond is James Bond.”
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Asked if he thought that women deserved their own, equally successful franchise, he replied: “It’s right and they should.
“But if you want to do a female Bond you can’t just call her ‘James Bond’. Personally, I don’t think that [would work].”
Jaffa has released a brand new album with Right Recordings entitled Photograph, including the single You and I, which features late Glee actress Naya Rivera on the track and a whole host of huge celebrities in its music video for UNICEF.
Jaffa Moore’s new album ‘Photograph’ featuring single ‘You and I’ Ft Naya Rivera is available now.
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