Though the term “Bond girl” has been around for as long as 007 himself, it might be time to reconsider it, suggests No Time to Die star Ana de Armas.
No Time to Die star Ana de Armas is pushing back against the term “Bond Girl,” and for good reason. After production setbacks and countless delays, the 25th James Bond movie is finally about to arrive. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die arrives in U.K. theaters today ahead of its U.S. bow in just one week. In addition to being a milestone for the franchise, it is also notable because it will be the final movie starring Daniel Craig as 007. According to the reviews, No Time to Die is a Bond movie unlike any other and a solid sendoff for Craig.
While much of the buzz surrounding the film has been about Craig’s departure, No Time to Die is also turning heads with its female characters. Perhaps more than any other Bond movie, Fukunaga’s installment is putting a greater focus on the women that surround the spy. In addition to returning players like Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), No Time to Die features exciting newcomers Nomi (Lashana Lynch) and Paloma (de Armas), both of whom are capable agents of their own.