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Entertainment Lashana Lynch calls backlash to her James Bond casting ‘ridiculous’

15:50  28 november  2020
15:50  28 november  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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James Bond star Lashana Lynch has said the scale of backlash at her reported casting as the next 007 in No Time to Die was “ ridiculous .” But for Lynch - who last night was awarded the breakthrough actress award at the first ever virtual GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Hugo Boss - the

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Lashana Lynch has called the backlash at her alleged casting as the new 007 in No Time Die “ridiculous.”

Lashana Lynch standing in front of a building: Lashana Lynch talks James Bond (Universal) Lashana Lynch talks James Bond (Universal)

There has been increased speculation that the 32-year-old’s character Nomi will use the famous spy name in the blockbuster, inheriting it after Daniel Craig’s James Bond retired.

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Some sections of the internet were incensed by this news, which became so bad that Lynch decided to delete her social media accounts. Lynch responded to this abuse at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards, where she was handed the breakthrough actress accolade.

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Bond 25: Cast of Daniel Craig’s final James Bond outing revealed. Lashana Lynch has responded to the backlash over reports she ’ll play a female version of 007 in new Bond outing No Time to Die. While Lynch didn’t confirm the reports, she called the backlash to the news “sad”.

Lashana Lynch is opening up about the backlash she received tied to her role in the upcoming James Bond film, No Time to Die. For her role of Nomi, Lynch told Harper's Bazaar UK that she had some fears about being cast aside "behind the man" in the film, but after speaking with director

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According to The Evening Standard, when asked about the response, Lynch said, “White patriarchy will always have something to say when it comes to things like that. But the magnitude of it was ridiculous.”

Lynch also took this opportunity to point out that the fact her casting was so controversial just underlined how racist the film industry and society in general still are.

“The fact that you have to celebrate it, like it’s this New Age thing, like black people have just arrived on the planet. That’s what annoys me about the idea of Idris Elba being ‘the black Bond’ … For my community, those are really big things, but for the world, I need you to not care about it.”

Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch posing for a photo: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - APRIL 25: (L-R) Cast members Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch attend the © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - APRIL 25: (L-R) Cast members Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch attend the

Originally scheduled for release all the way back in April, No Time To Die will now finally arrive in cinemas on April 2, 2021. Anticipation surrounding the blockbuster is obviously huge, too, especially since it will mark Daniel Craig’s farewell as James Bond.

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Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who has co-written it alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Robert Wade, and Neal Purvis, No Time To Die will also star Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, and Ralph Fiennes.

James Bond actor Lashana Lynch expertly clapped back at people who don’t want her to play 007 .
It feels like we’ve been waiting years for James Bond’s latest outing, No Time to Die, to be released, meaning one of the film’s stars has had a lot of time to think about it. Lashana Lynch, who will play a 007 agent, was named Breakthrough Actress of the Year by British GQ, and in her interview with the magazine, she shared her thoughts about the backlash to her role. “White patriarchy will always have something to say when it comes to things like that,” she said. “But the magnitude of it was ridiculous.

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