No Time to Die star Lashana Lynch returns to Girls on Film and lets us in on the state secrets surrounding the first female 007. She shares what her character, Nomi, means to both the Bond franchise and James Bond himself, as well as how sisterhood might have been the key ingredient needed to push the needle forward for the franchise…
Lashana’s upcoming projects include ear for eye – out later this month – written and directed by debbie tucker green and produced by No Time to Die producer, Barbara Broccoli. We hear about Lynch’s part as Miss Honey in the upcoming remake of Matilda, and her training for The Woman King, a film about all-female warriors.
Next, Anna dissects No Time to Die from a feminist perspective, through a discussion with Girls on Film regular, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, and a rare male guest, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw. Peter gave No Time to Die a glowing five-star review, while Larushka had more of a lukewarm response, especially when it came to female representation. We discuss the input of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, nods to Roger Moore’s costumes, and how the Bond franchise is a bit like ABBA.
After the Bond chat, Anna gives a brief overview of London Film Festival highlights. LFF opens on the 6th of October 2021.