For nearly three decades, the shockingly modest producer (and former Hollywood Reporter intern) has steered the James Bond franchise through multiple reinventions — including handpicking Daniel Craig — and now sits atop a 007 empire worth billions. Just don’t tell her she has power and...
“I think it will be a man because I don’t think a woman should play James Bond,” she explains. “I believe in making characters for women and not just having women play men’s roles. I don’t think there are enough great roles for women, and it’s very important to me that we make movies for women about women. He should be British, so British can be any [ethnicity or race].”
And Amazon will have no say in it:
“Michael and I are very protective of [Bond],” she says. “My father used to say, ‘Don’t have temporary people make permanent decisions,’ and I think that’s always been at the forefront of our minds. Studios can have tremendous turnover, and over the years we’ve had lots and lots of different people. So we’ve had to kind of maintain a consistency of leadership in order to keep an eye on the longevity of the franchise.”