007 Reasons Why A Latino Would Make The Perfect James Bond

In the search for the next James Bond, Hollywood is apparently considering Venezuelan actor Fernando Carrillo for the role. While we’re pretty sure this gesture is nothing more than lip service from an industry known for its #Oscarsowhite controversies, but we couldn’t help but wonder what a Latino would bring to the role of 007.

1. Latino Bond is no stranger to Drama.

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James Bond is a ladies man, and as a result, he has been slapped by more than a few women over the years. Latino Bond grew up watching telenovelas with his abuela. If anyone has spent a lifetime preparing for the passion of an irate lover, it’s Latino Bond.

2. Latino Bond would have much better gadgets.

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3. A Latino Bond would be better dressed.

4. A Latino Bond would mix up the drinking game.

5. A Latino Bond is used to having an overbearing, possibly drunk mother-figure boss him around.

6. A Latino Bond will have better villains.

7. Latino Bond would ride in style.

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We all know Bond prefers his high performance luxury cars, but have you ever stopped to think about the emissions those cars put out when they’re in high pursuit of a criminal mastermind? Latino Bond will ride in style for sure, but he’ll also leave no carbon footprint when he cruises on his lowrider bike.

Read: Latinos Recall The First Time They Felt Represented In Movies And TV

Why else would a Latino actor make a better Bond? Leave your comments below.

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Lashana Lynch Makes History Becoming The First Black and Female 007 For The Next James Bond Film, Here’s Why It Matters


Lashana Lynch Makes History Becoming The First Black and Female 007 For The Next James Bond Film, Here’s Why It Matters

It’s official: the next 007 is everything we could have asked for and more. According to the Daily Mail, 31-year-old actor, Lashana Lynch will play 007 in the new James Bond film. Lynch also makes history as the first Black and female 007. Following years of speculation over who would replace Daniel Craig as the British spy, everyone can take their bets off Richard Madden, Idris Elba, and Tom Hardy. 

However, die-hard Bond fans who are already wondering, “is she the new James Bond?!” You can go ahead and relax (but also, stop being such a traditionalist). Lynch won’t be completely replacing the new Bond but rather portraying a new character who reportedly takes over Daniel Craig’s famous secret agent number when he leaves MI6 in the upcoming Bond movie. 

Movie insiders say the new female Bond isn’t supposed to be James Bond.

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According to the Daily Mail, a movie insider said, “There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’ and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful, and a woman. It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman.”

While the Daily Mail‘s source says Bond is “sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks,” his usual tricks don’t work. It’s also reported that the term “Bond girls” will be removed from use in the movie and replaced with “Bond women.” 

The insider goes on to say, “This is a Bond for the modern era who will appeal to a younger generation while sticking true to what we all expect in a Bond film. There are spectacular chase sequences and fights, and Bond is still Bond but he’s having to learn to deal with the world of #MeToo.” 

You might also remember Lashana Lynch from her role alongside Brie Larson, in Captain Marvel, where she played Maria Rambeau. 

She’s also known for playing the role of Rosaline Capulet in the ABC drama series Still Star-Crossed. Lynch made her film debut in the 2011 drama film Fast Girls

In May, the Fleabag creator who adapted Killing Eve for television, Phoebe Waller-Bridge spoke to Deadline about her work polishing up the script for Bond 25, the Cary Joji Fukunaga-directed film, which is set to release in 2020. 

In her interview with Deadline, she opened up about her contributions to the upcoming film, her feminist approach to her work, as well as the relevancy of the Bond franchise. 

Waller-Bridge is only the second woman in the Bond franchise to be credited on a script.

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 The first was Johanna Hardwood who wrote on 1962’s Dr. No and 1963’s From Russia With Love. 

“There’s been a lot of talk about whether or not [the Bond franchise] is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women,” she tells Deadline. “I think that’s bollocks. I think he’s absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to. He needs to be true to this character.”

The Bond 25 film is expected to hit theaters on April 8, 2020. 

Waller-Bridge also said that wanted to make sure the female characters of the Bond film played by actors including Lynch, Léa Seydoux and Ana de Armas, “felt like real people.”

“As an actress, I very rarely had that feeling early in my career. That brings me much pleasure, knowing that I’m giving that to an actress,” she adds.

The 25th film installment will also feature Rami Malek, Billy Magnusse, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, and Rory Kinnear. The film is currently being shot in Italy and the UK. 

Everyone on social media was extremely excited and surprised to see that a Black woman would be stepping into the role of 007.

Especially given the fact that the Bond franchise is heavily male-skewed.

Some fans *really* felt they needed to “clear up the air” about whether Lynch was going to be the next Bond or not. 

Don’t panic! She is but she *isn’t*!

Regardless, we can’t wait to see what kind of #lewks Lashana Lynch will be serving as 007 in the forthcoming Bond film. 

No doubt she’ll be serving up a whole lot of Black excellence with a side of kickass.

We’re ready for a Brie Larson cameo in new Bond film, please. 

Forever yes on this cameo.

Everyone on Twitter is here for all the Black and POC actors finally getting their due. 

It’s 2019 and it’s about damn time.

Sorry, Idris Elba.

We love you but we’re here for Lashana Lynch and we can’t wait to see her on the big screen as 007. 

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23 facts about Ana de Armas, The First Latina Bond Girl


23 facts about Ana de Armas, The First Latina Bond Girl

We’ve recently been treated to some more talk about next year’s Bond film, only to find out that our girl Ana de Armas will be gracing us with her presence once more on the big screen! Let’s be real: that’s hella exciting for us fans. But, how much of a true Ana de Armas stan are you? Test your know-how against our list of 23 facts about Ana de Armas.

1. Her birthday is on the 30th of April 1988.

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This makes her a Taurus, babes. If you were best friends with her, she’d be the down-to-earth, grounded friend out of the two of you. She’d probably also be the most stubborn, too – but at least you’d know that you can always count on her to pull through for you.

2. She was born and raised in Cuba.

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It wouldn’t surprise us if her heart is in Havana – she was raised there. In fact, Ana studied acting at Teatro Nacional de Cubafrom the tender age of 12. She clearly knew she was destined for acting, right from the start!

3. Even if you think you haven’t seen Ana before, you probably have.

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Her biggest role to date was in Blade Runner 2049. That’s right, nerds – she played Joi, Officer K’s (Ryan Gosling) holographic girlfriend. Apparently watching the final cut of the film was a hugely emotional experience for Ana, who shed some tears and grabbed a box of tissues once the credits started to roll.

4. She’s been married … and divorced.

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Our beloved Ana got married to Spanish model Marc Clotet in 2011. However, it didn’t last long: they split only two short years later. Even though Ana’s been linked to other guys every now and again, it seems that she’s been pretty comfortable living the single life. It wouldn’t surprise us if she said that life’s too busy these days for dating, especially now that Ana’s making a name for herself in Hollywood!

5. Ana made her acting debut in 2006.

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We know, we know: 2006 was a long time ago! We don’t blame you if you can’t remember that far back. But, that’s when Ana started her professional acting career, in the film Una rosa de Francia.

6. She has central heterochromia.

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Don’t worry, as much as it sounds like a deadly disease, it’s not. It’s the technical term for someone with Ana’s eye color: even though both of her eyes are green, they have a brown center. Or more simply, she has hazel eyes!

7. Ana only spoke Spanish before moving to the US.

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She was so determined to get acting work in the US that she learned English in just two years! If we were a Lady Gaga meme, we’d say Ana is talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular – okay, you get the picture.

8. She has Spanish heritage.

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Because Ana’s grandparents on her mother’s side are Spanish, she has a Spanish passport.

9. The first Bond movie she ever saw was Skyfall.

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And she also thinks that Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) “was the best villain ever”. We agree!

10. Ana has already worked with Daniel Craig before.

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While the pair are working together on the set of the new Bond film, the two of them have already filmed an upcoming thriller, Knives Out, together. Let’s hope they’re not sick of each other yet!

11. While she likes social media, she thinks deeply about the consequences of using it.

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As far as Ana is concerned, she believes that everyone should be accountable for what they say on social media, likening interactions on the ‘gram and Twitter to real life. Wise words, indeed!

12. Ana’s first English-speaking role was in the movie Knock Knock.

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This 2015 flick saw her sharing the spotlight with the notoriously kind Keanu Reeves. Even wilder is the fact that when she got the role, she didn’t speak a lick of English! It was at this stage that she had to really put her head down and hit the books.

13. So far, she’s appeared in 13 movies.

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But since she’s been such a busy bee, that’s going to change pretty soon! Ana’s already expecting four movies to be released this year alone. And, of course, she also now has the new Bond film on the horizon.

14. She’s really conscious about finding great roles to play.

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She recently said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that, “As a woman and a Latina … I have two separate labels to fight against, but I know I just have to stay strong and true to what I believe in. It’s important not to compromise your work and ideas for the industry and what some might be expecting you to do or recommending you to follow.”

15. Her character in the new Bond film is called Paloma.

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And that’s all we know, folks. Which is pretty fair – Ana’s been keeping tight-lipped about the role so that nothing is spoiled for us fans!

16. She moved to Spain at the tender age of 18.

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But nowadays, she tends to split her time between Cuba and Hollywood. Naturally.

17. Ana de Armas isn’t actually her full name.

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In fact, it’s Ana Celia de Armas Caso. 

18. She’s the star for the latest Campari campaign.

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What is Campari, you ask? It’s an Italian bitters, made with an infusion of herbs and fruits – and a prestigious brand that’s released its newest short film, Entering Red, with Ana at the center of it. “Wow” doesn’t even begin to cover it.

19. By the time she moved to the US, Ana was already a household name in Cuba.

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Ana was part of the main cast for a show called El Internado, playing the role of Carolina Leal Solís. While the whole show ran for seven seasons, across 2007 to 2010, Ana had moved on to bigger and better things by the seventh season.

20. If you thought that she is an only child, you’d be wrong!

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Ana also has a brother.

21. Ana also has a pet dog!

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That is, she has a pet dog who is a possible contender for the cutest lil animal in the world – and is named Elvis. Even though he looks like just a puppy, Elvis is now over eight years old!

22. She has 1.3 million Insta followers.

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Are you jealous? We’re jealous. Although it’s definitely well-deserved since her feed is FIRE.

23. She appeared in her first music video only last year.

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Check out the official video clip for Orishas’ “Everyday,” and keep your eyes peeled for Ana.Although it’s hard to miss her – she’s the leading lady!

So now you can call yourself a real Ana de Armas stan! Was there anything that surprised you about her, or were you already across all of the nitty gritty details? Tell us about it on our Facebook page – you can find it by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.

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