With news that Daniel Craig has turned down a deal to continue in his role as James Bond, the search is well and truly on to find a new actor to fill the role. However, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has suggested that the series should head in a completely different direction. Clarke would like to see the first female Bond, and who better to play it than herself?
According to Digital Spy, Emilia Clarke has revealed that she has ambitions to fill the role of the next James Bond herself, or rather Jane Bond, as she would become known.
In an interview about the role, Clarke said, “I have a lot of unrealized dreams,” before discussing who she’d like to have alongside her as her Bond boy, saying, “I would love to play Jane Bond. My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt about it.”
That being said, the film’s producers haven’t expressed any interest in drastically changing the series by introducing the first female Bond. However, Emilia Clarke is a widely loved actress who undeniably fits the quintessentially British persona required of a Bond actor. It’s hard to see how fans of the series wouldn’t get behind Clarke as the next Bond, that’s for sure.