The Search For The Next Bond Girl Is Underway – What Black Actresses Are On Your Short List?
The Search For The Next Bond Girl Is Underway - What Black Actresses Are On Your Short List?
Word on the strip is that Penelope Cruz is at the top of the list to be the next Bond Girl, in the as yet unnamed 24th James Bond movie, scheduled to shoot next summer.
It’s been reported that Sam Mendes (who directed the last Bond film, Skyfall) will likely return for #24.
Assuming Cruz does end up as Bond Girl 24, this might be the first time that a husband and wife have both appeared in James Bond movies. Her husband, Javier Bardem, was the villain in Skyfall.
And with this news, I thought I’d run a survey on a slow news day, to get your thoughts on what black actresses you think might be on that short list that Cruz is at the top of – or what black actresses you’d like to see on that short list; or what black actresses have the best shot at being on that short list.
Who would you like to see join previous Bond Girls of African descent like Naomie Harris, Halle Berry, Grace Jones, and Gloria Hendry, all making splashes of their own in past Bond films, from Skyfall, to Live and Let Die?
I’ll give you a start. Kerry Washington? Zoe Saldana? Rutina Wesley? Zawe Ashton? Aissa Maiga?