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The first Black actress to appear as a Bond girl on the cinema screen is speaking out against the casting of a Black woman as the iconic British agent 007.

Trina Parks caused waves on American shores when she criticized the casting of Lashana Lynch as the first ever female 007 in the upcoming James Bond film.

Lynch, 32, is best known for her role as Rosaline on ABC's drama Still Star-Crossed and for appearing in 2019's Captain Marvel.

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Lynch's character will take over Daniel Craig's role as the suave British secret spy 007 after he retires from MI7. But Parks says Bond should only be a man, since his masculine persona is well known for seducing sultry women on screen.

Parks, 71, tells London's Daily Mirror: "Lashana is a great actress, but I don't really agree with her becoming 007. It's not about her colour - a black James Bond, sure. But as a man."

She continued: "It's just because Bond, the spy code named 007, was written by Ian Fleming as a man. Miss Bond doesn't have the same ring to it.

"They set a standard - that has remained a classic film with a man as Bond. That's how I think it should stay."

Parks, an actress, singer and dancer, appeared in the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever as Thumper, one of two female assassins who used their karate skills to try and subdue Bond only to be nearly drowned by him in a swimming pool.

That was the extent of Parks' appearance in the 1971 film, but her scene was a very memorable one.

Other Black Bond girls include Halle Berry, Gloria Hendry, Grace Jones and Naomie Harris.

Photos by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

  • Decked Out

    WHAT HAPPENED TO "IDRIS ELBA"

  • Kanyade

    True, Mr. Broccoli wrote the character, as a man. But this here iteration will be a woman assuming the agent position of 007. I got NO problems with a female, secret agent. (or MI-6 agent, whatever).

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    They want a woman I guess

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Be prepared to be bored. They won't allow her to be seduced by men. This is a liberal iteration, so she will be mechanical with no female or feminine expressions.

  • GottaBigOne

    Agreed!
    There are a few things that should be left traditionally ... and this is One of Them!
    Please. Make a Movie where a Black Woman in the Lead would be Very Significant in uplifting the Culture.
    A secret agent, nah.
    GBO

  • Phillybruh

    James Bond was written to be a man, yes. But 007 can be a tranny if the writers want to make it so. As long as his family gets them residual checks.

  • free

    so is she james bond or no? i heard she wasn't actually going to be bond but just get his number. is bond = 007? i'm all confused.

  • WhoKnew

    ...still think it would have been interesting to see Idris in this role first....

  • Phillybruh

    She is just an agent with his 007 number.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Trina, go sat your old ass down somewhere. 007 is a FICTIONAL character and writers have artistic license to do as they please.

  • EMILY POST

    Why couldn't they write a role for her specifically. Why does a woman have to be a bond replacing a man???

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Shes gorgeous and im ready

  • iWasteTime

    lol
    I see folk don't know the difference between James Bond and Agent 007. James Bond was not the first and clearly not the last Agent 007. Agent 007 is the BEST the agency has and I'm ok with a Black woman being the best the agency has in 2020

  • GottaBigOne

    Will they make her character a Lesbian, you think?
    (not asking for a friend)
    GBO

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    People still watch James Bond movies? I thought those movies went out of style like flip-phones and VCRs.

  • Kanyade

    she will be mechanical with no female or feminine expressions
    --------------
    I hope not.

    While reading your comment I'm trying to call to mind female agents/assassins in pop culture (film/tv) and whether or not they were mechanical or unable to be seduced by men (is this a prerequisite?).

    I'm reminded of Sidney Bristow, Alias (ABC). Unable to be seduced? Meh, maybe. She and Sark had mad chemistry though. Mechanical? Nah, not really. Abrams and them did a good job of humanizing her so that she would not be Borg-esque. Her mother, Irina Derevko, master double-agent, wasn't mechanical and mostly did the seducing. Was Sidney feminine? Uh, yup, with an athletic build (you'd have to be, kicking butt and whatnot).

    I think of Halle Berry's role as Jinx in Die Another Day. Bond girl or thief? Both? Possible agent? Could be. Assassin? She could be that, too. Mechanical? Nah. Able to be seduced by men? Yup. Able to do the seducing? Surely. Femininity? 100%.

    Steven Soderbergh had a small project film called Haywire. Female assassin Mallory Kane in the role portrayed by Gina Carino. Mechanical? Um, nah, not really? Except when she's kicking bootay. Able to be seduced? Sure, as long as its part of the mission. Feminine? Yeah, she was.

    I'm not trying to disprove what you're saying. I'm merely thinking/typing out loud here.

  • Kanyade

    Nah, a new revival with Daniel Craig as Bond, brought the franchise back to the forefront.

  • Kanyade

    Amen.

  • Kimberly King

    Not feeling this one bit. There's a war on black women in the media. They constantly want to depict us as these manly, masculine and aggressive figures. All while either 1.) Emasculating the black men or 2.) Telling them that non-black women are better mates.

  • Kanyade

    LOL. True.

  • RespectSelf

    I was a little surprised that they skipped over a black man and gave it to a black woman. lol But hey... It seems like black men and women are shinning now. They are giving them more mainstream roles.

  • Lovers & Friends

    She is going to be Agent 007 not James Bond. Imagine working at the fast food window and after a shift change your brother takes over. He doesn’t replace you (Bond) he replaces your position (Agent 007).

    Same as your braiding hair. And the next person takes over after you leave to go to the daycare. That person is still a hair braider, same as you. You just had to go pick up your kids. ?????

  • Carrington

    I'm just embarrassed because I'm old enough to remember this lady and what a big deal it was that a "soul sista" was playing opposite Bond and actually gave him a hit.

  • Lovers & Friends

    Tell Aunt Esther she represents the old guard. Nobody is interested in doing that anymore. Many didn’t think she as a Black woman should have been allowed to be a Bond girl in her day. Now she using that against someone else. We ain’t going backward.

  • Branch Davidian

    I am not particularly woke but I saw this lady in Captain Marvel and thought she did a great job. It's cool that she is getting a big role in an iconic franchise. She is pretty and athletic enough (like Daniel Craig) to hit all of the 007 notes. I think it will be good.

  • free

    so this is really much ado about nothing. maybe nobody wants to see the movie if bond himself is not in it.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Say that! ????????

  • Alextra Ballard

    I still watch my Bond movies....and I still have my DVD/VCR combo???

  • Kanyade

    LOL Aunt Esther

  • free

    marvel and wonder woman was good. i like to also see women in assassin roles but it has to be well-done because of the brute strength issues. nobody has spoken about halle in john wick....

  • Branch Davidian

    What would they call a movie with a tranny 007? The Man who thought he had a Vagina?

  • Kanyade

    Bond movies are always good Sunday afternoon viewing.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yew said exactly wut I was thinkin?

  • Shenanigans1

    Right, what happened to Idris?

  • Let them eat cake

    they are trying to make dark skinned black women the new black men and making dark skinned black men transgender women. Just you wait folks!

  • Let them eat cake

    preach! Folks need to read between the lines!

  • KLo

    Bih please. Nothing wrong with trying some new. Im tired of seeing whites in nearly every role

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ??

  • currvalicious

    Let me make this loud & clear. Latasha's character is named Agent 007; in no way is she the female James Bond. Bond will still be Bond. It's just she happens to be "Agent 007". Comprehension goes a long way.

  • currvalicious

    Don't be embarrassed as age is a luxury not afforded to many. Ayeee!!

  • Strappyheels

    True!!!

    Very true!!!

    I am, speechless!!

    Glad I am not the only one that’s seeing this for what it is.

  • Strappyheels

    Watch “Killing Eve”!!

  • Strappyheels

    I’ve dealt with this so much with other Black Women in the workplace..

    White Supremacy is the longest con ever!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0l! That's one way to look at it!

  • Bree

    Sad to say I'm not familiar with this film. But I don't understand why there is a fuss when our people are cast. I know all money isn't good money, but it's a job and it's a check!

  • Junkanoo

    I thought I was going to like Daniel Craig as the new Bond but I found him kind of boring and lost interest in the franchise since " Casino Royale" . A woman took over the role of " Doctor Who " a British Sci Fi which was on the air since 1963 the role of the Doctor was played by a male until a few years back. I may watch again with a new twist on a tired franchise. OO7 movies glamorize the Brits as the good guys saving the world from super villains historically nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Lord....Agent 007 can be a purple haired monster technically. Luckily they made the next one a black woman.

    James Bond will STILL be a man. A white one. For right now at least.

    If you don't understand the franchise then just hush perhaps. My cousin and I were just talking about this. Like non Fast and Furious or say Marvel watchers shouldn't join in on any plot convo bc they "don't get it". Same here.

  • Bree

    If it happened to her, then she should be this woman's biggest advocate!

  • ALLMINE?

    Start a black Hollywood then..wtf is wrong with us. Whites are 72% of Americas population.

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    I wish they had picked a better looking girl tho, she's not cute at all

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I still have my Bond books as well.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Believe that!!

  • ALLMINE?

    "WOKE" is a liberal trend. Don't be woke

  • ALLMINE?

    ?????? amen

  • Strappyheels

    Have you watched “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond”? I loved it so much I watched it twice..

  • ALLMINE?

    They think black women can play the masculine role well.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This reminds me of ole girl that mess with Janelle Monae .... when she was talking changing the MIB title .... it's like why not create a character that could be a spy outside of a already established franchise ... all this unoriginal shyt is being recycled basically and suggesting to change the sex of character imo is still weak and dyck riding another franchise .... Problem is creativity in Hollywood is apparently blocked .... this is why we are getting all these sequels .... remakes etc and under the surface basically this is same recycled movies ... thee same smh

  • Phillybruh

    Who said it would be male to female?

  • WhoKnew

    Oh wayment. So could there be a surprise with an Idris character? Wait. I'm wishing for too much here.

  • Phillybruh
  • Ghetto Real Name

    I totally think the character James Bond gonna show up in this movie. As the white British man he has been for the past 55 almost years. Thing is this is not even an American based franchise. If we think Britain about to give up their most iconic character and make him not only a woman, but a black one, we got another thing coming. All that movie remake mess that's going on lately is American based.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Strappyheels

    EXACTLY

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Reaching?

  • Faithz

    Idris would have been great for this on to me.

  • LeeSeeCee
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's like Hollywood is just trying to please everybody. I'm all for inclusion and diversity etc, but there's nothing wrong with leaving the 007 the way it was. Next thing you know, Hollywood will give us an Agent 007 who's a one-legged, blind, albino Asian transgender female.?

  • Phillybruh

    She's not playing James Bond, she can still be a women and be a spy at the same time.

  • Vonda K

    Welcome back Casandra!

  • EMILY POST

    oooh okay.... So they did write another character for her.

  • Phillybruh

    If that is what the market is calling for then they shall do it. They better get these roles while they can, The Asians are about to take their shot!

  • xxxgracious

    Thank you. I was too afraid to say it! Lol

  • Strappyheels

    ???????????????Wow!!

  • Phillybruh

    What is exactly unattractive about her, just curious?

  • Bree

    Is this on every job? The majority on my job are Black & Hispanic women. The Hispanic women only stick together when it is convenient but the Blacks are in cliques. I walk, sit, and each lunch by myself for the most part. But my boss is Black and she downs every Black woman that doesn't bow down to her.

  • TransMichelle

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/vx2TEehV5kUotQcZHj/giphy.gif

    Placing women in roles once dominated by men are killing a number of franchises. Starwars, Ghostbusters, Captain Marvel, Ocean's 11, and now James Bond. This female lead (regardless of her skin color) will be the death of James Bond. Women need to create their own sh*t and leave men alone. I'm Out...!

  • Phillybruh

    But James Bond is in the movie.

  • Lovers & Friends

    TransMichelle.... ok.

  • Strappyheels

    We’re our own worst enemy!!

  • Phillybruh

    All day, everyday!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She's not light-skinned with long hair.

  • Phillybruh

    I kinda thought that but didn't want to say it.

  • Lovers & Friends

    Too dark? No that’s too easy. Its got to be the natural hair. Let me guess, you need to see her in her good wig. ?????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's Sandra, but thank you!

  • Lovers & Friends

    You don’t see that dark skin and natural hair? Some would rather she her playing the maid or nanny. Roles like this should go to your Vanessa Williams of the world says white supremacy and those that buy into it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did you throw your back out with that reach?

  • Lovers & Friends

    If a dude had made that comment they would be rather to disown him.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Anything to over step the Black Man!!! That is like making, Tarzan, Batman, etc a female. It is an Excellent opportunity. But Don't Delete the Black Man as a leader!!! This is from a Black Female.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Why not wait and watch the movie BEFORE making a judgement? The same went with the female version of Ghostbusters (funny as hell) and Ocean's 8 (it was okay). I'll wait for it to come out and form my own opinion. Personally, I like Lashana (her work in Captain Marvel was fresh and funny) and she can only act the script written for her. Trina Parks sounds like she is telling Lashana she needs to know her place in the franchise (aka bond girl only).

  • CardiB’sAbs

    She’s Fawking gorgeous!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Maybe you haven't noticed times have changed? Hollywood is run by liberals who have decided women can't be sexy in films anymore. Did you see the latest Men In Black film? Tessa is what I'm referring to when I say mechanical, sexless and boring.

  • free

    ^^^^^^^^now THIS is it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I'm sure Hollywood liberals will make her a male-to-female transgender. Liberals are slowly killing entertainment.

  • MistaO

    ???

  • free

    ^^^^^ THIS RITE CHERE!!!

  • Bonita

    Here they go with this switching gender roles mess. Next they'll be casting Leonardo DiCaprio to play the role of Lara Croft Tomb Raider.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    What's wrong with women staying in their lanes? Whether we like it or not, women will always be child bearers and men will always be sperm donors. It is ordained.

  • MistaO

    They are getting so transparent in their efforts to feminize and demasculate everything! Tv, movies, commercials, there is a full on blitz with this hyper feminine slant. Funny how women are starting to even say enough is enough.

  • free

    nothing wrong with female villains, superheros, main characters. mostly i see women in roles solely to fugg the man, show her tits, or fall on the ground while running from a monster. we can do more.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Make no mistake, this is not about gender equality or giving Black people more opportunities. This is about the LGBT agenda. LGBT is always included in the discussion with Black people. The code words are diversity and inclusion. But they're really referring to gays.

  • Kanyade

    Ha! Yes! Forgot about Grace as a villain/assassin and her awesomeness.

  • Trace da Ace

    i dont watch this mess anyways....so don't really care...issa movie....thats it. https://media3.giphy.com/media/eofgTSt92wqhW/giphy.gif

  • Kanyade

    What's wrong with how she looks? So you have to be cute to be an agent?

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/ZsCf9YdAOJzVK/giphy.gif

  • Guest

    Okay!! BTW my curls are poppin taday!

  • Guest

    Thank you for calling out the bs.

  • Kanyade

    I did not see the latest MIB. Wasn't a fan of the original series. I do agree with you on Tessa's acting. Thanks for clarifying your point.

  • Guest

    I just wanted to see Idris but I have no problem with this woman in the movie since the last time I watched was when Pierce Bronsan was 007.BTW, people will be confused because the movie will center around her character.

  • MistaO

    Yes, a tired and true tactic of utilizing Black people for hidden agendas.

  • Kanyade

    So inserting a black female into the position of 007 is just a stepping stool to what "they" really want, which is LGBTQWKRPinCincinnati? Is that all the placement of the black woman is in pop culture (namely tv and film), as of late? Really? Is this the consensus or an underlying truth? If so, for shame. What a shame. Such an invasion of black woman's places in every aspect of all things...

    Though that may be the "agenda" that others (especially some in this post) see, I reject it and refuse to give into it. I'm going to hold on to this little bit of black woman getting her just due (and opportunity) and not let what some in this post deem to be the "reality" of our changing times.

    UPDATE: I got time today, but I'm gonna let this post go. See y'all up top.

  • MistaO

    It's more than that. People in power (in the know) know full well the importance and power of suggestive imagery. Why do you think other groups fiercely protect how they are displayed publicly?

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Pssh Hollyweird needs more people...I don’t live life with blinders on, as if one can’t see what’s realllllly going on with this crunchy role. ?

  • MistaO

    I tend to agree ??

  • free

    well what the hell is all the argument and disagreeing about?

  • Renee26

    That's how she wants it to stay chile

  • Renee26
  • brooks hill

    Bond fan here. i watch every bond movie and Sean C. is the best. i will hold my judgement until i sees the movie. bond smashes in every movie so how will that be handled. they cant make her a slut right. ??

  • Phillybruh

    Straight people or pseudo lesbians need more hobbies than fixating on gay people. No where did it say this women would be gay!

  • Renee26

    She's stunning to my eyes

  • Raquel

    So, the pussification of the (black) male and the masculinization of the (black) woman.

    Got it.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Well dang when you put it that way you Laing me look at this from a different angle ?

  • GottaBigOne

    @jazzybossyjen:disqus
    Your avatar (from what I can see) is strikingly Beautiful ... and I agree with your comment.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ??????

  • GottaBigOne

    Ms. Rose!
    This!!!
    That's why I love ya!
    (As I stated previously you call a Spade a Spade especially when it comes to the LBGTQIA community)
    Continue to Keep it Real, hun!

  • EMILY POST

    Pretty much Blacks in art from the non black GAZE..... So is she going to be a promiscuous woman sleeping with lots of men or will they just go to the lesbian route.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ?

  • Raquel

    I am hypersensitive to the images of us on screen. I notice the little things that people just say is "entertainment".

    TV programming is called that for a reason. It's there to "program" you.

    Some things should just be left alone. They'll make all KINDS of movies EXCEPT for showing black males/females in roles that glorify them w/o the BS.

  • Seldomseen

    That is why I always like to get different perspectives

  • Raquel

    Same. I could be wrong, but its just what I see happening as of late.

  • Seldomseen

    My daddy loved James Bond movies. I always loved the aesthetics of them.

  • iWasteTime

    Sigh
    Nothing else happened the 3 days you've been gone?

  • Renee26

    Ok!! As if there's no female agents or officers in real life. People need to check their biases

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    After reading a few comments I am like hmmmm? cuz at first I was pissed like why that old lady acting like that but now I’m like ? folks was BIG MAD when they were taking about Idris playing the role but now I’m not hearing much like they ok with a black woman playing the role but a black man is outta the question but at first honestly I just thought they were killing two birds with one stone like ok not only will a black person play bond but now it’s gone be a black female

  • Renee26

    Omg the ignorance... It's 2019 and there are female detectives, spies, police officers, FBI and CIA agents in REAL LIFE... And guess what else...many of them are married, to men at that ?

    Y'all act like it will kill you to congratulate this beautiful sista for getting this role.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    ?? I was gone post don’t come back trying to be our friend with these two funky posts like you ain’t been missing all weekend

  • Brooklyn23

    F the post no disrespect. I had a tough evening into the early a.m Bk (some parts) stand up we survived the nasty blackout of 2019. Imma bout to go back to sleep to make up for the sleep I didn't get. Last time I went this b.s was 2001/2002 blackout . This heat is no joke stay peeps. I'll pass through back later

  • Let them eat cake

    yawn

  • Let them eat cake

    yawn. you'll see eventually.

  • Dowoop

    While I wanted to see Idris this woman needs to shut her ass! The first one may have been written for a man but THIS ONE was written for a woman!

  • Dowoop

    Have you watched to movie to know how she is portrayed?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    True, as I stated they Didn't Put Tarzan had Jane, Batman had cat woman and others as Any female. They know the movie Will Not make as much as with a woman, Reality. Who support Most of these super hero movies? Males!!!

  • T Willis

    Ever since I heard A. Jolie say that she’d rather play Bond - as opposed to a Bond Girl - I’ve been itching to see a woman take over the role. I’m also kind of glad that they didn’t do the obvious and go with a blue eyed blond yt girl. Now with that being said, and no disrespect to L. Lynch, but, I don’t find her attractive at all. I hate when yt ppl cast black actresses. They either go with racially ambiguous- yet beautiful/sexy - or they go dark skin - but with very masculine/androgynous features. It’s like, they have a very limited view when it comes to black beauty. I hope L. Lynch is a great actress because her looks leave a lot to be desired - to the point where I’m wondering if she’s really a great actress or if someone owed someone a favor.

  • Dahl

    Do we get a Bond Boy out of the deal...?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I've never seen a Bond film, ever..

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  • Oretta Grace Smith

    iiiiihaaaa been gone so long some forgot your name!!!

  • Phillybruh

    They make them every year, yall don't go see those though.

  • Alextra Ballard

    ?For the umpteeth this chick is not replacing Daniel Craig...she is not thee new James Bond.They are tew totally different and seperate characters. I think the only reason some folks are having a problem with this is obvious...She’s not Caucasian

  • Phillybruh

    You can't tell some of these folks anything, they gotta find something to link to the agenda even if its no where near it...lol

  • SpiceGirl

    Mountain out of a mole hill..................Last I checked....It's TEE VEE!

  • Trace da Ace

    girl...me neither..have NEVA seen one...not my forte'...

  • interestingconcept1

    Back in the day, well, still ...I am always told that I could be Gloria Hendry's twin, - from Live and Let Die, I thought it was because I have always wore a natural fro, but then I saw her, she could be my big sis, just different skin tone. It's weird when you see someone who looks so much like you.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I totally agree with you. And Not because she is dark. Bond Always had sex appeal. This woman Doesn't. Black skin color Does Not Equal sex appeal. Beyonce, Janet, Naomi Campbell, Ciara, Robin Givens, Rihanna, and others do. I can't see her bringing a big draw to the Bond movie. Mostly males support these super heroes, Fact. So it will have to be appealing to them. I wish Lynch all the success in the world.

  • Raquel

    I don't. I haven't seen ANY James Bond movie and don't really care to.

  • Raquel

    Thank you, Sandra. Some people can't see the forest for the trees. Eh well.

  • samuel severino

    Nope. Not at all. I am a Man. A black man. Been obsessed w James Bond since as a kid. Millions of men around the world resonate w 007 and want to emulate him. The author wrote the spy code years ago to be a man. I don’t care what shade she is 007 is supposed to be a man. That would be like making Wonder Woman a man. I predict this movie either doesn’t get made or it flops miserably.

  • samuel severino

    I agree with you. I don’t even find her attractive

  • samuel severino

    You are on the money with this post

  • samuel severino

    Ding ding ding we have a winner!

  • samuel severino

    I was wondering about that since Bond sleeps a every woman that crosses his path.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Thanks!!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Nope, mine either.

  • Logan Roberts

    Ms. Parks still looks good at 71, but she sounds like a hater.

  • Simone

    No, James Bond is an intelligence officer in the MI6 and his code name is 007. A woman of any color should not be playing him. I grew up on James Bond, thanks to my parents. If Ian Fleming who wrote the novel wanted a female agent, he would have written it as such. White liberal feminists are ruining every male tradition and role. Albert Broccoli used to produce and run the Bond movie franchise. He died years ago and over the years, his daughter has slowly been ruining the franchise with gay undertones in Skyfall co-starring Javier Bardem and other key changes to characters.

  • Li-Wright

    She's right. I'm getting fed up with the re-writing of History and the re-writing of characters just to please the "diversity" and international world. Next thing we know Harry Potter will be Asian.

  • Li-Wright

    The whole point of casting the black woman was to wake up the audience internationally and appeal to everybody's "diversity". Why else would they do it? No, she's not the 007 Bond, but she WILL BE THE 007 Bond if the movie makes a lot of money.

  • MoneyMillz

    Gloria was fine asf

  • Li-Wright

    Idris has said over and over he didn't want to be bond.

  • MoneyMillz

    Where did the power go out in BK?

  • Lovers & Friends

    I’m a Lowkey fan. I’m also happy to see Black women staring in leading roles in movies. It’s about time.

  • Lovers & Friends

    Lol ?

  • Applebootay

    I keep thinking that but these headlines throwing me off...is she replacement of the male 007 or no?

  • Applebootay

    I'm probably the only woman who feels the same way....could be cause I'm getting old...they just need to leave well enough alone..

  • Chapter29Chick

    This lady needs to shut up a$ap. U don’t speak out on another sistah who is crossing barriers respectively. I cant stand when we as a people do the crabs in a bucket thing?????. I’m going 2 see this movie ? as soon as it comes out to support this sistah. Do yah thang I am not going 2 hate. Be Willimina Wonka , Count Draculina ?????or Super Mia. What is the big deal ????????

  • jujumanji

    Naomie Harris is not a Bond girl. She's an agent. She's a Bond coworker.

  • Chapter29Chick

    Either way she didn’t get the leading role so she is jelly even over 20 years later...

  • currvalicious

    Yes he does. He's just saying that b/c he doesn't wouldn't want the criticism that would come w/being black bond. It's such an iconic role. However, I think he'd body the role of James Bond.

  • currvalicious

    LMAO!! Ok,....

  • Li-Wright

    But Naomi has been in about 3 James Bond movies as the same character. Why would she be Bond007?

    Anywho, the next James Bond I'm predicting will be a man and he will be Henry Golding....hella fine English-Asian actor.

  • Rhondalousey

    Im sorry i agree. We cant have everything .

  • Rhondalousey

    And who the hell are you? Im sure you are not even as close to beautiful as she is.

  • ImReallyCaitlynNotMelania

    Why should Naomie Harris be jelly when she didn't come into the James Bond franchise until Skyfall!

  • Ghetto Real Name

    No no NO. James Bond in the books was supposed to have technically RETIRED at 45 years old. After his retirement, that number wouldnt be retired. It would go to ANOTHER AGENT. Its not like a basketball number that is retired when a player excels and then retires. In this film that is to be made with the black female 007...James Bond is supposed to be RETIRED. Hence how she got the number. I suggest you re-read the Fleming book Moonraker where all of this was laid out.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Now I DO agree Barbara Broccoli is messing shit up. She pure changed the first name of Moneypenny. For 50 years Moneypenny was first name less and then said to be Jane. She pops up few years ago as a sista, comes to find out she is an agent and not a secretary of M. Im still mad.

  • Miss Thang

    Why can’t she be a slut? Bond was a slut.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Stay mad people.

  • Ayeola George

    I feel the same..

  • Ayeola George

    she was not generalizing .. she was talking about a specific character from a specific author that has had a very specific characteristic over the decades, one of them being a man... just saying.

  • T Willis

    Let’s not...
    We are adult enough to know that beauty has no skin tone or hair tone...
    beauty is the eye of the beholder, and I also agree that she’s not attractive. I’ve seen better looking dark skinned black women on my way to the store. Yt ppl stay casting the most bland, basic, or racially ambiguous black women. Anytime they are in charge of casting or beauty, you can expect bland bordering on unattractive. I think they purposely do this to downgrade the attractive visibility of black women. And knowing how divisive colorism is, they purposely pick an unattractive dark skinned woman, knowing that everyone will defend it...

  • Brooklyn23

    Outage con edison because of the heat wave

  • Yetunde

    I agree with you. Even if she’s rubbish, I will still support her.

  • sunni_daze

    Damn, it be your own people HATING HARD. And she wouldn't be Miss Bond, she'd be Agent Bond. Jealous old lady

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    No, I actually hate wigs lol.

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    yes. lol

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    People feel obligated to say a chic is pretty just because she is dark. lol.
    I don't find her attractive at all and it has nothing to do with her color

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    Good for you. Not knocking your standard of beauty, we all have different tastes

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    yes

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    No, I hate wigs lol

  • http://bitchbecomesher.com Tasha Nicole

    Her face

  • Maxx

    I smell BS!!! This woman has plenty of sex appeal. She just hasn't had to put it on display as her roles did not require or need it. She is attractive if you look at her google images you will see she is a chocolate queen that is plenty sexy. Trust me many white men will find her appealing...they love chocolate. I am team Lashana!! Can't wait to see this interesting take on a bond movie!

  • Sassie

    I agree...Bond should be a man. The role revolves around the fact that Bond was always seducing women. And this black actress is really not all that attractive, and that bothers me for some reason.

  • Sassie

    I agree...Bond should be a man. The role revolves around the fact that Bond was always seducing women. And this black actress is really not all that attractive, and that bothers me for some reason.

  • Sassie

    LOL....

  • Sassie

    LOL....

  • Strappyheels

    Just about!!

    I don’t do cliques of any kind!!

  • Strappyheels

    Just about!!

    I don’t do cliques of any kind!!

  • Bree

    I never did, even in high school. It makes me think about how wolves and witches travel in packs. I know I am not an island, but I'd rather walk alone.