What If Gal Gadot Were the Next Bond?

With the success of Wonder Woman, both director Patty
Jenkins and luminous star Gal Gadot have gotten a lot of
questions about what’s next. Well, Wonder Woman 2, of
course. But how about making Gal Gadot the next 007?

Earlier this year, Daniel Craig had an obscene amount of money
thrown in his face to get him to sign on as James Bond one more time. As charming and hot as Craig
is, so is Gadot. As posited many times before, a female Bond
would be a refreshing draw to a series of which even the
current lead has grown weary. In a profile on Gadot for
Rolling Stone, writer Alex Morris doesn’t suggest such
a thing explicitly, but describes her subject as having an
accent that’s “Bond-worthy.” And “Bond girl” is a part that
Gadot actually once auditioned for, albeit reluctantly:

…A casting director asked her to audition to be a Bond
girl. “I told my agent, ‘What are you talking about? I’m in
school. I’m not an actress. I’m not gonna go.’ And he was
like, ‘Just show respect and go.’ “

Gadot didn’t book the part, but the audition eventually led to
her role in The Fast and the Furious. Not only has
Gadot proven she can kick ass on screen, this is literally the
perfect anecdote for a new Bond presser. She auditioned to
be a Bond girl, but she was in fact a double-agent
. The
story writes itself! If any big execs would like to cut me a
check for that idea, it’s for sale.

Wonder Woman will likely be changing the media
landscape in a number of ways, ushering in more and more films
led by women. Jenkins told Rolling Stone
that though she knew having a superhero film with a woman at
the helm would be important, she was still overwhelmed by
Wonder Woman’s power:

“Even at some early test screenings, women were coming to me
afterward and saying, ‘I feel like you made a movie for
me!’ “ says Jenkins. “But it wasn’t until the second week
that the movement started, people going multiple times and
taking girlfriends and grandmothers, and pictures sent to me
from 90-year-old women who were wheeled in. All of that was
absolutely stunning to see.”

According to The
Hollywood Reporter
, Jenkins hopes this wave of power
extends beyond her and Gadot’s ability to book more work:

“I hope the success of the film will lead to change and lead
to other people getting opportunities,” Jenkins on Wednesday
told reporters during a conference call ahead of the film’s
home entertainment release. “I hope women become a diverse,
easy hire for all sorts of jobs in the future.”

Though if Hollywood is only interested in booking Gadot, book
her as Bond. We need to see more women getting laid, blowing shit up, and kicking
evil dudes in the face.

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