Lashana Lynch's character to replace James Bond after No Time To Die
The actress will be taking over as James Bond from actor Daniel Craig, who will reprise the iconic character one last time in No Time To Die
There have been a lot of speculations about the role of Lashana Lynch in the James Bond franchise, and the actress has now confirmed that her character is set to be the next protagonist of the film series and take the story forward.
In an interview with Harpers Bazaar, the Captain Marvel-star revealed the news and addressed the online abuse she faced when the speculations first surfaced earlier this year, reports radiotimes.com.
"I am one black woman – if it were another black woman cast in the role, it would have been the same conversation, she would have got the same attacks, the same abuse," she said. "I just have to remind myself that the conversation is happening and that I'm a part of something that will be very, very revolutionary."
Lynch will be taking over the role of the secret agent from actor Daniel Craig, who will portray the iconic character one last time in No Time To Die.
"I searched for at least one moment in the script where black audience members would nod their heads, tutting at the reality but glad to see their real-life represented. In every project I am part of, no matter the budget or genre, the black experience that I'm presenting needs to be 100 per cent authentic," she added.
Lynch's character Nomi will enter the James Bond franchise in No Time To Die, even as Daniel Craig's James Bond bids adieu to the series with the film.