Kristen Stewart weighed in on who she thinks should take on the role of James Bond while promoting her upcoming film Equals with Nicholas Hoult, suggesting the idea of a woman as the iconic British spy.
When Hoult, 26, was asked what he thought about his name being included as a potential successor to Daniel Craig, he admitted that he didn’t think he was right for the part.
“I think I’m a bit too young, to be honest,” Hoult told E! News, adding that Bond is usually portrayed being in his “30s or 40s.”
“Yeah, but that’s getting a little stale,” interjected Stewart.
After both Stewart, 26, and Hoult dismissed critics who oppose casting a black actor or a woman in the role, Stewart proposed the perfect plot to introduce a female Bond into the beloved franchise.
“You start off as the Bond girl and then you think it’s just the girlfriend and then you’re like, ‘She’s actually [Bond],’ ” she said “In the trailer, it’s him and then [a] bait and switch.”
Hoult was clearly a fan of the idea, volunteering to act as Stewart’s sidekick were she to get the part.
“I’ll be like your Q,” he said.
“I get that all the time,” she said. “But f— that I wanna be Bond.”
Equals is available now on DirecTV and in theaters nationwide on July 22.