Helen Mirren reveals she wants to be the next James Bond villain while slamming lack of female baddies

Publish Date
Thursday, 17 June 2021, 5:16AM

If Dame Helen Mirren has her way, she will become the next James Bond villain.

Following her role as the villainous Hespera in the upcoming superhero sequel Shazam: Fury Of The Gods, the 75-year-old actress has called on 007 bosses to make the legendary spy face more female villains – potentially putting her name forward for the part.

Speaking to Access Hollywood, she said: "I have not often played the main villain.

"When they were doing James Bond, I was like, 'Why don't they have a fabulous female villain?' All the villains were always male and I was like, 'Come on guys ... have a great female villain.'

"And they never did that. And I bet they do on the next one now."

Throughout the years, there have only been two female villains in the British spy franchise; Lotte Lenya starred as baddie Rosa Klebb in 1963's From Russia With Love.

While French actress Sophie Marceau, 54, played baddie Elektra King in 1999's The World Is Not Enough opposite Pierce Brosnan.

We think Helen would make a great Bond villain!