Actress Lashana Lynch Confirmed to Play First Ever Black and Lesbian 007 in New James Bond Film


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The news may come as, "Shocking. Positively Shocking" that actress Lashana Lynch will be the new 007 in James Bond, "No Time to Die". The 25th film release will star Lynch, who plays Nomi, a black lesbian secret agent who inherits the 007 title while Bond is in exile.


According to Lashana Lynch Instagram, the rumors started back In November 2019 of the potential James Bond role. Racist and sexist viewers attacked the "Captain Marvel" star on social media. Without confirming the details, she replied to the Hollywood reporter.


“It doesn’t dishearten me. It makes me feel quite sad for some people because their opinions, they’re not even from a mean place — they’re actually from a sad place...It’s not about me. People are reacting to an idea, which has nothing to do with my life.”- Lashana Lynch




Later, in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Lynch confirmed the rumors and saw her role in "No Time to Die" as a way of facing gender and race stereotypes head-on.


“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...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...I feel very grateful that I get to challenge those narratives...We’re moving away from toxic masculinity, and that’s happening because women are being open, demanding and vocal, and calling out misbehaviour as soon as we see it."- Lashana Lynch



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According to IMBD Tv, her debut started in the 2012 drama film "Fast Girls" and soon after she co-starred in the BBC television film "The 7.39". She later appeared on tv in "Silent Witness", "Death in Paradise", and was a regular cast member on the short-lived BBC comedy, "Crims" in 2015.


We can expect to see this actress in her newest film, ‘No Time to Die’ which will be in theaters on April 2, 2021.


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