The star of "The Wire" and "The Affair" comes up with a pitch for a transgender 007 in a recent interview.
Dominic West thinks that having a transgender James Bond is a "brilliant" idea, after coming up with the idea himself in a recent interview.
The star of premium cable hit "The Affair" got on the topic of casting the next 007 during an interview with The Sunday Times, since his name has been tossed around by fans of the franchise over the years.
The British actor said he'd happily take on the role if it was actually ever offered to him, and had almost bet in the past that his "Wire" co-star Idris Elba would get the part after Daniel Craig's departure, but he seemed to truly light up after he was asked how he felt about a woman playing the part.
"I think some of these things are gender specific. So I don't see it myself," he said, and then another though popped in his head. "Maybe a transgender Bond would be cool."
He even had a perfect candidate, in his mind, for the job: Hannah Winterbourne, the wife of his "Colette" co-star Jake Graf.
"Yes, there's a very cool woman who's the wife of an actor in 'Colette,' who is a captain in the electrical engineers, the highest-ranking transgender soldier in the army. She's done two tours of Afghanistan. She's a beautiful blonde girl who could be Bond, yes. That's actually a brilliant idea. They should have a transgender Bond because there are a lot of transgender people in the army. They'd be ideal because they can do everything. That's a great idea! A transgender Bond."
Winterbourne caught wind of the article, and tweeted that instead of herself, she thinks her husband Graf should play the role.
https://t.co/Pk7AEKAAqS If you really want a transgender Bond, then I can think of no one better than @JakeGraf1. Smooth, devilishly handsome and actually an actor!!
In any case, we still have one more Bond adventure with Craig. Acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective" Season 1) recently took on directing duties after another acclaimed filmmaker, Danny Boyle, left over creative differences with producers.