Emilia Clarke is up for playing the first ever female James Bond

Emilia Clarke is up for playing the first ever female James Bond

Former Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke claims that she'd relish the chance to play a female version of James Bond if the opportunity ever arose.

Daniel Craig is all set to play the world's most famous spy for the last time in the upcoming movie No Time to Die (directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga) after first donning the iconic tux back in 2006 with the movie Casino Royale.

This has fuelled speculation as to who is going to step into Craig's shoes, with actors like Idris Elba and Cillian Murphy being the most common suggestions.

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But now Clarke, who famously portrayed the character of Queen Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's fantasy epic Game of Thrones, has thrown her hat into the ring, claiming that she'd welcome the chance to play a gender-swapped version of 007.

In a recent interview with Empire magazine, Clarke was asked if she would ever consider playing Bond. She enthusiastically replied: "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."

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Indeed, the idea isn't as outlandish as you might think. For instance, Doctor Who, another famous British pop culture icon, has recently cast actress Jodie Whittaker in the lead role, a part traditionally played by men since 1962.

Former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has publically supported the concept of a female bond. Per Esquire, in an interview at Deauville Film Festival, Brosnan stated: "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."