Dominic West believes a transgender actor should play James Bond.
The British star, who has often been linked to the iconic spy character, made the suggestion during an interview with the Sunday Times magazine published Sunday.
“Maybe a transgender Bond would be cool,” West said. “There’s a very cool woman who’s the wife of an actor in Colette, who is a captain in the electrical engineers, the highest ranking transgender soldier in the army.”
The soldier West is referring to is Hannah Graf, who has done two tours of Afghanistan and is married to trans actor Jake Graf.
“She’s a beautiful blonde girl who could be Bond, yes,” he added. “That’s actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army.” He continued, “They’d be ideal because they can do everything. That’s a great idea! A transgender Bond.”
Daniel Craig will return as 007 in the film currently known as Bond 25, with Cary Fukunaga taking over as director from Danny Boyle, who dropped out over creative differences.
Graf, after learning of West’s endorsement, suggested her husband for the role.
— Hannah Graf (@hannahw253) December 24, 2018
Thanks my love. Just the usual #transmaleerasure at play…!😉
— Jake Graf (@JakeGraf1) December 24, 2018
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