What if James Bond was Jane Bond? Rolling Stone has put together a trailer with clips of Emilia Clarke and Leonardo DiCaprio!
Earlier this week, Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke said in an interview with The Daily Star that she’d “love” to play the role of James Bond, joining fellow female actresses Gillian Anderson, Priyanka Chopra and Olivia Colman in expressing an interest in this iconic, male-skewered role.
It’s not surprising that these women, just like the wealth of talented men of color, want a chance to play one of the most iconic spies in pop culture history — and we hope the 007 franchise eventually becomes more inclusive.
Until then, we can imagine Emilia Clarke as ‘Jane Bond’ in this amazing trailer put together by Rolling Stone. Oscar-winner (!) Leonardo DiCaprio is her Bond Boy (if you think that’s demeaning, remember the women have been ‘Bond Girls’ for decades), and the pair engage in a steamy adventure:
It’s always fun to play with type, and as many have pointed out, a female Bond wouldn’t have to be ‘James’ — she could be Jane. The 007 moniker could easily passed on, and the role reversal would be very interesting, reinventing the Bond series for its 25th installment.
Right now, though, it looks likely that Loki actor Tom Hiddleston will take over from Daniel Craig as the next Bond, with his Night Manager director Susanne Bier set to be the first female James Bond director.
Hiddleston is talented and certainly fits our general image of Bond. For this reason, many fans are hoping Barbara Broccoli and the other producers go in a different direction.
Either way, we’ll find out soon, and can continue fantasy casting the 007 character via the #NextBond hashtag on social media.