Former Bond girl Susie Vanner, who starred opposite Sir Roger Moore in 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me, doesn’t want a woman to play 007 in the future.
The actress famously shared a sexy moment with Sir Roger Moore’s Bond when she played a beautiful Russian agent in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me with their romp on top of a sheep skin rug regarded as one of the franchise’s most iconic love scenes.
Vanner is not impressed by the clamor in some circles to change the gender of the character once current 007 Daniel Craig decides to hang up his tuxedo. She is adamant the movies should always stay true to the character author Ian Fleming created in his books which have inspired the film series.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz ahead of Global James Bond Day on Saturday (Oct 5), she said: “They are amazing actresses around that could play a strong role like 007, for instance, Jodie Cromer is fantastic. But I really don’t think I want James Bond movies changed to that degree. It’s changing the whole storyline that Ian Fleming wrote and I love the tradition and history of it all, it means so much, the storylines and characters reflect the time of when it was written.”
Vanner is also slightly wary of what Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge might change about Bond after she was hired to be a writer on the upcoming 25th 007 film ‘No Time To Die’.