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Former ‘Bond’ girl Eva Green thinks the new 007 ‘should remain a man’ amid calls for a female recasting

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Former 'Bond' girl Eva Green thinks the new 007 'should remain a man' amid calls for a female recasting

Actress Eva Green, known by many for her role as a Bond girl in “Casino Royale,” discussed the recent calls to allow the next James Bond to be played by a woman. It turns out the actress isn’t a big fan of the idea.

As previously reported, current “Bond” star Daniel Craig will exit the iconic role after Cary Fukunaga’s “Bond 25” in 2020. After that, it’s unknown who will take on the role, but there’s been a major push to include some diversity in the casting. Many have championed the idea of making the next 007 a woman, with actresses like Emilia Clarke, Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth banks and Priyanka Chopra throwing their hat into the ring.

Now, speaking to Vanity Fair, former Bond girl Green admitted that she doesn’t think the character should gender bend and break existing canon.

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Eva Green attends the LA premiere of "Dumbo" where she discussed the idea of the next James Bond being played by a woman.

Eva Green attends the LA premiere of “Dumbo” where she discussed the idea of the next James Bond being played by a woman.

“I’m for women, but I really think James Bond should remain a man. It doesn’t make sense for him to be a woman,” she told the outlet at the premiere of Disney’s “Dumbo” film. “Women can play different types of characters, be in action movies and be superheroes, but James Bond should always be a man and not be Jane Bond. There is history with the character that should continue. He should be played by a man.”

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Idris Elba has been the frontrunner to be the next 007 in many fan circles was among those that floated the idea of having a female Bond in the next installments of the long-running franchise.

“Are we interested in having a Bond character other than being a male? It could be a woman—could be a black woman, could be a white woman,” he said. “Do something different with it. Why not?” He told Variety.

As for Green’s thoughts on Craig’s portrayal of Bond in the past four films, she had nothing but high praise for the star.

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“He’s made James Bond human,” she said. “We see him flawed and vulnerable. He’s the best James Bond we have seen.”

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Lori Loughlin’s Hallmark Channel co-stars say college admissions scandal put them in ‘tough spot’

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At least two cast members from the Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart” series have shared their appreciation for fans following Lori Loughlin’s firing from the show as a result of her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions scandal.

Paul Greene, who plays the character Carson Shepherd on the show, thanked fans via Twitter on Tuesday for their “amazing love and support through this tough spot.”

Andrea Brooks, too, shared a similar message, thanking fans for the “tremendous outpouring of love and support over the past week.”

“Hi #Hearties, I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that I appreciate the tremendous outpouring of love and support over the past week. Your kindness and dedication does not go unnoticed. I love being a part of this family. Thank you,” Brooks, who plays Faith Carter on the show, wrote on Instagram.

The show cut ties with Loughlin following news of her alleged involvement in an elite scheme that involved wealthy families allegedly paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure a place for their children at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities such as Yale, the University of Southern California (USC) and Georgetown, among others.

Loughlin, and husband and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, specifically, allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to have their two daughters — YouTube star Olivia Jade Giannulli and her older sister Isabella —designated as recruits for the USC crew team despite the fact that neither participated in the sport.

On Instagram last week, the Hallmark Channel assured fans it would not be canceling the show despite the fact Loughlin, who played Abigail Stanton, would not be returning.

The show’s producer Brian Bird also took to the photo-sharing platform to share a similar message, noting the show has “gone on a creative hiatus to do some retooling on the remaining Season 6 episodes.”

“Your love for When Calls the Heart is the courage we count on as we work through this challenging transition and your Hearties community will always be the most important legacy of this TV series. We love you!” he concluded.

Fox News’ Katherine Lam contributed to this report.

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Emily Ratajkowski shows exposed rib cage in bikini snap

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Emily Ratajkowski is still posing in bikinis.

The brunette bombshell showed off another piece from her Inamorata Woman line on Instagram.

In a black and white snapshot, Ratajkowski, 27, wore a light colored string bikini top with matching high-cut bottoms as she posed on a chair, revealing her visible rib cage.

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She accessorized with small hoop earrings and had her brown hair swept into a messy updo.

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This post got much less hate than another recent black and white photo she posted to Instagram.

Last week, Ratajkowski posted a photo of her and plus-sized model pal Caitlin King’s rear ends to promote her swimwear and lingerie line.

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She was hit with a lot of flak for allegedly bodyshaming her friend.

Last month, Ratajkowski posed in lingerie and bikinis in a convenience store to promote her Inamorata brand.

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She’s previously expressed that her clothing choices are a feminist act, saying it was “important” to wear “a string bikini on the beach and at a protest.”

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Allison Mack is in ‘active plea negotiations’ to avoid trial for alleged involvement in NXIVM sex cult

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Allison Mack is in 'active plea negotiations' to avoid trial for alleged involvement in NXIVM sex cult

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack along with two other defendants swept up in the alleged sex trafficking conspiracy by the self-help group, that many call a cult, NXIVM may avoid their respective trials next month thanks to a plea deal.

It was revealed in court that Mack and the others are in “active plea negotiations” as a fourth defendant, NXIVM co-founder and alleged ringleader of the cult, Keith Raniere, appeared in court to plead not guilty to child pornography charges related to the case.

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Mack is best known for her long-running role on the superhero TV show about the early days of Clark Kent’s life. However, it was previously reported that she was heavily involved in the NXIVM organization. Mack allegedly got involved with the organization when she was unhappy with her acting career. She reportedly rose in the ranks to become a key player in its activities, which allegedly included branding its members and finding sex slaves for Raniere.

Mack is currently on pretrial house arrest at her parent’s home in Los Alamitos, Calif., on a $5 million bond. However, next month she’s expected to travel to New York to stand trial, unless she’s able to make a plea deal.

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Additionally, defense attorney Mark Geragos said that his client, Seagram liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman, will be asking for a separate trial on charges she bank-rolled the Albany-based group that has been compared to a cult. Bronfman and Mack have previously denied the charges.

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“We don’t need to be the collateral damage,” Geragos said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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