"Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, for a woman?" the actor asked ahead of his last appearance in the role.
In a new interview with Radio Times magazine, Craig was asked if he would support “a more diverse appointment as his replacement” — like, a woman or a person of color.
Craig replied: “The answer to that is very simple. There should simply be better parts for women and actors of color. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, for a woman?”
“Bond is male. He’s a male character. He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male,” Broccoli explained then. “And that’s fine. We don’t have to turn male characters into women. Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”