Lashana Lynch confirmed as the new 007. It is confirmed ‘No time to Die’ the upcoming James Bond movie is the last time we would see Daniel Craig’s appearance on the franchise as he would be shown living in exile in Jamaica while Nomi (Lashana Lynch) assumes 007.
Lashana Lynch revealed that she received quite a lot of online abuse following the revelation that she would be playing Agent 007 in the upcoming James Bond movie “No Time To Die“.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the 33-year-old British actor revealed she deleted her “social media apps, meditated, and saw no one but family” to overcome the abuse post the trailer launch.
“I am one Black woman – if it were another Black woman cast in the role, it would have been the same conversation, she would have got the same attacks, the same abuse,” Lynch said.
“I just have to remind myself that the conversation is happening and that I’m a part of something that will be very, very revolutionary,” she added.
“No Time To Die” is scheduled to be released in April 2021 after many delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lynch revealed she collaborated with film’s co-writer Phoebe Waller Bridge to successfully pull off her character as she wanted it to be “subtly drawn, believable, perhaps even a little awkward“.
“A character that is too slick, a cast-iron figure that’s completely against what I stand for. I didn’t want to waste an opportunity when it came to what Nomi might represent,” she said.
Lynch added that the character will come across as authentic to Black audiences who will surely root for her.
“In every project I am part of, no matter the budget or genre, the Black experience that I’m presenting needs to be 100 per cent authentic,” the actor concluded.