ByAlamin Saleh, writer at Creators.co
Alamin Saleh

The reason for this: I miss Eva Green.

In my opinion she was the last great Bond Girl. Naomie Harris was great, but since she is Moneypenny I don't count her. It was not the relationship that made her great in my opinion, but her ability to make her presence on equal footing with Daniel Craig even before you find out the details of the character.

This is a list of actresses that I think should be considered with an example of who they could play

Rose Byrne
Credits: Damages, X-Men: First Class, Insidious, The Place Beyond The Pines

Credits: Damages, X-Men: First Class, Insidious, The Place Beyond The Pines

Who She Could Be

Even though she can handle action, which she showed in X-Men: First Class, I'm thinking a character with more mental game. For example some kind of business woman who becomes a third party in whatever the plot of the movie is. Eva Green was working for the bad guys, but I'm thinking Byrne could be someone who uses everyone, both Bond and the bad guys, to get what she wants. Byrne's character on Damages showed how well she can play the middle. In my mind I see a last scene where she gets out with what she wants, having helped Bond beat the bad guys, and the two separate respecting one another's game.

Dichen Lachman

Who She Could Be

They could use her exotic looks and place part of the story in a country such as Nepal (where she is from) where she meets Bond. I was a fan of TNT's King & Maxwell (sorry the show is gone) and I was a fan of her playing a criminal, so I'm using it. In a foreign country Bond will need help and who better than a beautiful reformed criminal to help find his way.

Zoe Saldana

Credits: Avatar, Colombiana, The Words, Star Trek series, Guardians of the Galaxy
Credits: Avatar, Colombiana, The Words, Star Trek series, Guardians of the Galaxy

Who She Could Be

I mean the girl is an action superstar in my opinion, so there is no way she could not use those skills. She has a fire to her, so I am thinking an adversary that works in the private sector. Instead of working against Bond, I think an extremely competitive woman working with Bond may suit her. They start with an adversarial relationship and become friends. The one think Bond has never really had is a friend and I think another spy with skills rivaling his own could be a good friend for him, but more importantly could make for an interesting movie.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Credits: Spooks, Doctor Who, Undercovers, Touch, Belle
Credits: Spooks, Doctor Who, Undercovers, Touch, Belle

Who She Could Be

I know these movies are typically action oriented, but this woman can act. I think she should play a British citizen who Bond meets abroad while searching for the bad guy. They connect because they are both people from the same homeland who are far from home.

Janet Montgomery

Credits: Human Target, Spies of Warsaw, Salem
Credits: Human Target, Spies of Warsaw, Salem

Who She Could Be

I am thinking a rich girl with a vendetta. A girl who can handle herself (trained in martial arts, etc.), but is just after whatever villain Bond is chasing. Bond needs information from this guy to stop his plot, but Montgomery's character wants him dead. In places they could help each other, but in the end only one of them gets what they want.

Emily VanCamp
Credits: Everwood, Brothers & Sisters, Revenge, Captain America: The Winter Solider

Credits: Everwood, Brothers & Sisters, Revenge, Captain America: The Winter Solider

Who She Could Be

Watching Revenge there is this person in Emily Throne that wants to come out, her character should be that person. I am thinking a girl who grew up on the streets and understands how they work. Bond could pay for her services and she agrees to help him on his mission. There is this rough around the edges thing in Craig's Bond, so the two can connect on that level.

Kerry Washington

Credits: Save the Last Dance, Django Unchained, Scandal
Credits: Save the Last Dance, Django Unchained, Scandal

Who She Could Be

Washington is the reason I wrote this article. I remember reading in several articles that she got through Django because Jaime Foxx kept reminding her that she plays Olivia Pope. Randomly I thought about what the combination of those two would be and a freedom fighter came to mind. I envision the bad guy is building something in a place in Africa where Washington's character lives. She leads people in a fight to stop them from taking over and Bond shows up after him as well. Her only concern is for her people so at first she disregards Bond, but in the end accepts his help. Bond needs to meet people that inspire him and this character could do it without making the movie about struggle. Just a woman taking care of her people. Plus it would not involve fighting, she would just need to fire a gun.

Well that is all of the creativity I have in me today haha. While the characters may not work, I think these are women that could bring back the greatness of being a Bond Girl because in my opinion since Eva Green they have not been up to par.

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