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Léa Seydoux is embracing the ever-shifting role of women in the James Bond sequel No Time To Die

By Alexia Fernández
April 03, 2020 02:17 PM
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Lea Seydoux
Credit: Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar UK/ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI

Léa Seydoux is opening up about the shifting role of women in the James Bond universe after No Time To Die, which was delayed to November.

Seydoux, 34, reprises her role as psychiatrist Madeleine Swann who was last seen walking away with Bond (Daniel Craig) at the end of 2015’s Spectre. Swann returns in the upcoming 25th movie in the franchise, but her role isn’t limited to her relationship with the secret agent.

“We are not here to please Bond’s sexuality,” Seydoux told Harper’s Bazaar UK about the women in the movie as she graces the cover of their May issue.

She continued, “What we forget is that James Bond is also a sexual object. He’s totally a sexual object. He’s one of the few, maybe one of the only, male characters to be sexualized.”

“I think that women, they love to see Bond, no? To see his body. No? Don’t you think?”

Lea Seydoux
Credit: Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar UK/ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI
Lea Seydoux
Léa Seydoux for Harper’s Bazaar UK

In early March, No Time To Die was postponed from its planned release date of early April to November as confirmed cases of coronavirus grew and states began issuing social distancing and stay at home orders in an attempt to contain the outbreak.

It’s not the first film to postpone its release. Wonder Woman 1984 soon followed after, as did Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Morbius, Mulan and A Quiet Place Part II.

On Thursday, it was announced Tom Cruise’s long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick had been postponed to Dec. 23 after it was originally set for June 24.

Cruise also shared the news on his Instagram page, telling fans, “I know many of you have waited 34 years. Unfortunately, it will be a little longer. Top Gun: Maverick will fly this December. Stay safe, everyone.”

No Time To Dieis in theaters on November 25.