Women really can do anything these days -- except, it seems, play legendary secret agents in film franchises. According to the executive producer of the James Bond films, Bond will never be played by a woman.
"Bond is male. He's a male character," says Bond boss Barbara Broccoli. "He was written as a male and I think he'll probably stay as a male. Let's just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters ... It was written in the '50s, so there's certain things in [Bond's] DNA that are probably not gonna change." Despite not wanting a woman to take over the iconic role, Broccoli believes the Bond films have adapted to the times, especially when it comes to Bond girls, who Broccoli sees as being more empowered these days.
"I think Bond has come through and transformed with the times," she explained. "I've tried to do my part, and I think particularly with the Daniel [Craig] films, they've become much more current in terms of the way women are viewed." The next Bond film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is rumored to be Craig's last, any many have speculated that Idris Elba could take over the role -- but I'm still holding out hope for Lady Gaga.