The first-ever black Bond girl Trina Parks blasted the choice of putting a female in as 007 in the newest Bond movie.
Trina Parks says she is against the potential plot twist – insisting the Bond movies have already done huge amounts for Hollywood diversity, she said in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV.
Parks famously made history as the first black Bond girl appearing in Diamonds Are Forever as assassin Thumper alongside Sean Connery in 1971.
Speaking from her New York home, the 72-year-old actress said: ‘Lashana is a great actress, but I don’t really agree with her becoming 007. It is not about her color, but just because Bond, the spy code-named 007, was written by Ian Fleming as a man.’
She continued: ‘So a black James Bond sure, I don’t see why that could not be a move, but as a man. Miss Bond doesn’t have the same ring to it.Â
‘I think that there are lots of movies already where you have a woman taking center stage, defeating men – and I like that.
‘But I don’t feel that the James Bond franchise has to go there.’
Still though, Parks praised the ‘tremendous’ Bond movies saying the people behind the films have always been ‘innovators not followers’.
But while she is happy to see an English actress play a major role in Bond 25, she feels that the franchise should stick to its format and not go all the way by having a female Bond.
‘They set a standard that has remained a classic film with a man as Bond – and that is how I think it should stay,’ she added.
More from the interview:
‘The Bond franchise has gone out of the box with black actors and women of color more than any other franchise,’ she said.
Parks added: ‘Eon’s outlook on life and the world has always been much broader than many of the big studios.
‘In Hollywood, production executives were looking at women who were sexually attractive to their societal circles.
‘Cubby was one of only a few who saw beyond that – and they could see black actresses as character actresses.
‘Back then most producers just had this tunnel vision casting of hiring the same looking women. But in England people were more open to age, ethnicity and color.
‘Other cultures too were included in their stories. People forget Bond married a Japanese woman in You Only Live Twice and then had me as the first black woman in the franchise in 1971.
‘Now it is commonplace to see ethnicity in all the Bonds.’
I would advise you all to go read the full interview as well. Trina Parks is one hundred percent correct. Going through every section of life and making things all about diversity is a terrible move for all of those involved. It is taking away the actual achievements of people and making it all about there skin color and/or gender.
Left-wing Hollywood will only shoot themselves in the foot by if they continue to destroy their greatest franchises just in the name of diversity.
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