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No Time to Die's Lashana Lynch denies rumours she's the next James Bond

"You don't want me!"

No Time to Die star Lashana Lynch has responded to rumours that she might be the new James Bond, joking that fans wouldn't want her in the role.

Which isn't exactly a denial, in fairness.

Ahead of the release of No Time to Die, Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as the MI6 agent, Lashana has walked back the significance of her character Nomi taking on the 007 designation – despite previously calling the role "very, very revolutionary".

Last year, it was confirmed that Lashana's Nomi would be taking over Bond's numeric mantle, after the legendary agent resigns from active duty to live a peaceful life in Jamaica.

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But there's nothing more to the numbers, it seems, with the actress responding "Nooo!" when asked about the Bond rumours by The Guardian. "You don't want me!" she added.

"I'd just be like, 'Erm, right, so where do you start again?'"

As for who Lashana thinks might take on the role of Bond following No Time to Die, the possibilities are endless. "We are in a place in time where the industry is not just giving audiences what it thinks the audience want," she explained.

"They're actually giving the audience what they want to give the audience. With Bond, it could be a man or woman. They could be white, Black, Asian, mixed race.

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"They could be young or old. At the end of the day, even if a 2-year-old was playing Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see what this 2-year-old's gonna do, no?"

She's not wrong, is she?

No Time to Die is out in UK cinemas on September 30 and in US cinemas on October 8. All the previous Bond movies are available on DVD or Blu-ray.

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