No Time to Die star Ben Whishaw couldn’t imagine anything better than to see a transparently gay actor play James Bond. Whishaw’s Q has been a key piece of Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond, however it took him some time to make his authority debut; he first appeared in Craig’s third outing, 2012’s Skyfall. With the long-anticipated No Time to Die, the two actors are taking their final bows in the establishment. Following the first screenings on Tuesday, the reviews are out for No Time to Die, and all signs point to a satisfying conclusion to this section in James Bond history.
Everyone has an opinion on who should take on the mantle of James Bond, including Whishaw. For him, however, it’s less of a thought of precisely who ought to be cast, and more of a more extensive wish. While speaking to Attitude about No Time to Die, Whishaw shared his expectations that a gay man could be given a role as Bond sometime in the not so distant future. “God, would you be able to imagine? That is to say, it would be a serious extraordinary thing. Obviously I might want to see that,” he said when asked about the possibility. He then, at that point, proceeded to explain exactly what it would intend to have an out actor playing a person so iconic:
I really believe that we ought to be working towards an existence where anyone can play anything and it would be really thrilling in the event that it didn’t matter about someone’s sexuality to take on a job like this. I think that would be real progress. Yet, we’ll see, we’ll see where we’re at. I’m stunned by what amount has changed quite recently in the last five or six years, so we’ll see.
Whishaw makes a reasonable point about how monumental it would be for a transparently gay actor to venture into the job of James Bond. Regardless of whether Bond isn’t eccentric himself (however Craig’s iteration made them interest subtext in Skyfall), casting a gay man would speak volumes about who can play certain characters. Whishaw’s sentiments somewhat reverberation those made by Jake Gyllenhaal recently when he was recalling his experience on Brokeback Mountain. Gyllenhaal said he believes individuals, all things considered, ought to be playing a wide range of jobs, and that certainly applies to strange performers in monstrous establishments. No one knows what the future holds for James Bond, yet it will be exciting to find out.