If the internet gets it's way, the next 007 will be comfortable with both a pistol and heels.
It's Bond, Jane Bond.
Ever since Daniel Craig said he was done playing the iconic character, speculation has centered around who will play Bond in the next installment. Perhaps, that's not just limited to men.
Former "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson is dropping hints that she would be more than willing to take on the role. Earlier this week, the actress tweeted out a mock poster of her as the role.
"It's Bond. Jane Bond," she said of the tweet. "Thanks for all the votes! (And sorry, don't know who made poster but I love it!) #NextBond."
Her post has over 24,000 likes and nearly 12,000 retweets.
During a Tumblr chat on May 24, the actress again stirred (she didn't shake) the Bond fire.
When asked "What's the best rumor you've ever heard about yourself?", she replied "That I might play James Bond".
But, she told another fan that she was realistic about her chances of taking over the role.
"Well, it's not news, it's a fantasy," she said. "Someone made a fabulous poster and it started an intriguing conversation. Will it ever happen in the real world? More than probably not."
Past Bond's have had a mixed reaction to the prospect of a female lead.
Pierce Brosnan previously told the Press Association, "Anything is possible for sure, but I think he'll be male and he'll be white. There's wonderful black actors out there who could be James Bond, and there's no reason why you cannot have a black James Bond.
"But a female James Bond, no, I think it has to be a male. James Bond is a guy, he's all male. His name is James, his name is James Bond."
Daniel Craig, though, was more enthusiastic to the idea, telling The Sunday Times, "That's another story. But why not? Jasmine Bond?"
Another woman who has been linked to the character is "Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra.
In a cover story for Complex magazine this month, she was asked about playing a future Bond girl. "I get that all the time," she said. "But f--- that - I wanna be Bond."
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