Lashana Lynch, who was previously rumored to take on Daniel Craig’s James Bond role in the 2021 film No Time to Die, seems to have confirmed the news – and is teasing her “abuse”. She said that she had to endure since being cast as the first black female 007.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the 32-year-old actress said she is focusing more on meditation and spending time with her family, while withdrawing from social media amid the backlash she has. Getting for the role defines your career.
“I am a Black woman – if it were another Black woman to play the role, that would be the same conversation, she would receive the same attacks, the same abuse,”; she said. “I just have to remind myself that the conversation is going on and I am part of something that will be very, very revolutionary.”
Lynch’s character, Nomi, carries the title of Agent 007 and in the first trailer of the film, advises Craig’s Bond to “stay in your lane”, adding, “You get in my way, I’ll put one bullets into your name. “
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Lynch said she was “grateful” for the opportunity to not only continue Bond’s legacy, but also “challenge those stories.”
Lynch, of British and Jamaican descent, said: “We’re moving away from toxic masculinity, and it’s happening because women are open, demanding and loud and point out wrongdoings. when we see it.
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She added that the challenges of portraying Bond will also make it possible for her to create her own version of a character to fully portray it.
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“A character too polished, a character too stony? That completely goes against what I support,” she said. “I don’t want to waste opportunity when it comes to what Nomi can represent. I was looking for at least one moment in the script where the Black audience would nod, complimenting reality but excited to see their real lives portrayed.
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Add the actress “Captain Marvel”: “In every project I work on, regardless of budget or genre, the Black Person experience I’m presenting must be 100% authentic.”