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Lashana Lynch is opening up about the “cruel and dark” reaction to her casting of “No Time to Die.”
The actress who plays Nomi, who is rumored to take over control of 007 in the long-awaited movie, says the Guardian: “The response was generally positive, but there were some very personal messages for me, like Insta DM and Twitter.
“And only the conversations that my friends had overheard or overheard on the [London subway] that they were really mean, dark and reminiscent of a time when I wasn’t even born, where women and blacks couldn’t move in certain spaces. So it also reminded me of the work I still have to do to try to change the world in a way that I know of. “
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Lynch compared it to the racist abuse suffered by English players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after his team’s defeat in the European Championship to Italy earlier this year.
“Well, I was not surprised by the response from football, which is very sad for me to have to say it,” says the star. “If you are a black person in entertainment or a black person in sports and ‘fail,’ you are reminded that you can’t do both. You can’t be black and entertain and fail. You have to be black and entertain and win for the country and win for the world and win for history. “
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She explains how she feels responsible “to young people, girls and my community” to be the best that she can be.
Lynch continues: “I think having an agent who is a black woman, and who is young, new, fresh and very modern in her approach to her work, I think she hasn’t exactly been seen in the ‘Bond’ movies before. And I didn’t want to spoil it. “
Despite the rumors, Lynch insists when asked if she is the next James Bond: “Nooo! You do not love me! “
She tells the newspaper when asked who it should be: “We are at a time where the industry is not just giving the audience what it thinks the audience wants.
“Actually, they are giving the audience what they want to give the audience. With Bond, it could be a man or a woman. They can be white, black, Asian, mixed race. They can be young or old. At the end of the day, even if a 2-year-old was playing Bond, everyone would go to the movies to see what this 2-year-old would do, right? “