Emilia Clarke would like to be the first female James Bond

Emilia Clarke would like to be the first female James Bond

The Last Christmas actress and Game of Thrones star is a huge fan of the 007 franchise.

Speaking to Empire magazine, the actress revealed she’d love the chance to be the first woman to portray the spy once Daniel Craig leaves the franchise.

“Yeah! Of course! Hell to the yeah! James Bond is one of those franchises where it’s never not cool. You could literally make the naffest James Bond in the world and it would still be cool.”

Not everybody is keen on the idea of a gender-swapped Bond, but former 007 Pierce Brosnan has thrown his support behind the prospect.

During an interview at Deauville Film Festival, the 66-year-old revealed his excitement for the idea: “Yes! I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there.

“I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting.”