For more than 50 years, we’ve seen six male actors play the role of 007 secret agent, from Sean Connery to Timothy Dalton to, most recently, Daniel Craig. That’s all set to change as it’s been reported that 31-year-old British actress Lashana Lynch will be taking on the famous role in the upcoming James Bond film, Bond 25.
The star, whose character name is Nomi, will be the first black actor AND woman to take up the iconic number in the 57 years that the franchise has been running. This news has thrilled long time fans of the Bond movies (including us!) who are excited at the diversity.
However, despite being fairly new to the acting industry, Lashana Lynch has already been making waves in the film industry. Here are 10 things you should know about the rising star:
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Text: Camillia Dass & Elizabeth Liew