Secret agent James Bond is one of cinema’s most archetypically “masculine” characters — but, it’s no secret that 007 is one of the most sexist and misogynistic characters in movie history. Daniel Craig, the actor who will be portraying the famous British secret agent for the fourth time in the forthcoming Spectre, believes the character is becoming less sexist, but still has a lot of room to improve. In an interview with Esquire he said, “Hopefully, my Bond is not as sexist and misogynistic as [earlier incarnations]. The world has changed. I am certainly not that person. But he is, and so what does that mean? It means you cast great actresses and make the parts as good as you can for the women in the movies.” In Spectre, the female stars are portrayed by Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, casting decisions that already made headlines, because Bellucci is — hold your breath — three years older than Craig.
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