Lashana Lynch talks about her ‘James Bond’ character’s future

Lashana Lynch co-starred with Craig in the last James Bond film, No Time To Die, and her character Nomi had taken up the secret agent’s number 007 after Mr. Bond retired.

There has been a lot of speculation in recent weeks and months about who may be the next top-tier secret spy. With the main Bond character undergoing a rebranding, Lynch has spoken about what the future may hold for her character.

While speaking with Empire, Lynch expressed gratitude for the blockbuster James Bond film’s ability to represent her culture in a one shot.

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Lashana Lynch in No Time To Die

“I’m glad that my culture, Jamaica and London, were encapsulated into this one film. I signed up for one film and I don’t know if they entirely know where it’s gonna go. I genuinely don’t know anything, but it’s exciting to wonder!”

Lynch adds that Nomi is extension of herself, “She represents awkward Brit girls like me who have a lot to say, but sometimes don’t really know how to come across. I wanted Nomi to have a little bit of that; still figuring it out. I didn’t want there to be this clean-cut version of the first 007 being a Black woman. I wanted to ensure that she was still trying to be quick on her feet, but also failing in ways and not showing it.”

Lashana Lynch in The Woman King

Lynch most recently appeared in the historical epic The Woman King, where she played the ferocious Izogie. The movie portrays the story of an all-female military regiment that served and protected Dahomey, a West African kingdom, in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The Woman King is currently on theaters.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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