James Bond may be about to enter the 21st century. Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke is just the latest female celebrity to say she’d be open to playing the iconic special agent character 007 James — sorry, Jane — Bond for the first time as a woman.
In an interview with the Daily Star, Clarke not only said she’d be down to carry the role of Jane, but she knows exactly who she wants to play her love interest. “I would love to play Jane Bond,” she said. “My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt about it.”
Gillian Anderson also stepped up to the job on Twitter after a campaign called for her to become the first female James Bond.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) May 21, 2016
According to The Guardian, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston are also speculated as being possible successors to the classic role. Current James Bond star Daniel Craig reportedly turned down $60 million for the next two films to move on from the franchise. Any sort of move away from a white male would, of course, be a strong step for the franchise. Whether it’s Idris Elba, Gillian Anderson or Emilia Clarke, we’ll be happy. Are we expecting to see any of those fine actors in the role? Well, we’ll have to see it to believe it.