Cinema / 19-02-2020

No Time To Die’s Ana De Armas Explains Why She Was Unsure About The Role

No Time To Die’s Ana De Armas Explains Why She Was Unsure About The Role

The James Bond franchise is one of the most iconic and long running film properties in history. Generations of moviegoers have followed 007's adventures, and the whopping 25th movie is nearly upon us. Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time to Die will mark Daniel Craig's final performance as Bond, and will also include Knives Out actress Ana de Armas as CIA agent Paloma. But it turns out she was originally unsure about taking the role.

Despite the James Bond franchise's years in theaters and box office draws, the franchise hasn't had a great track record when it comes to female characters. Sean Connery's Bond was smacking women's asses, and Bond Girls are sometimes reduced one note characters in sexy dresses. This is exactly what gave Ana de Armas pause when joining No Time to Die, as she put it:

Obviously I was jumping all over the place and very excited. But I needed to be sure it wouldn’t jeopardize all the work I’d been putting in, that it wouldn’t ruin everything. And the Bond women have always been, for me at least, unrelatable.

Ana de Armas is methodical in how she picks her acting projects, making sure that her roles are multifaceted and not simply caricature of Latinas or women in general. So No Time to Die had to give Paloma some depth in order to make her more relatable. Luckily, that's exactly what happened.

19-02-2020 11:30, source: cinemablend, by James Foster
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