James Bond star Ben Whishaw opened up on Q’s LGBTQ+ scene last year There’s no time to die.
There’s no time to die manage to blow James Bond fan expectations when it debuted last year. The final installment in Daniel Craig’s 007 saga has many firsts, including James Bond’s first on-screen death. As sick as it is, the Cary Joji Fukunaga-directed film which also features Q’s first LGBTQ+ depiction, could be a breakthrough…if it goes anywhere.
While Ben Whishaw’s Q is subtly revealed to be gay in There’s no time to die, the actor revealed that the iconic Gentleman’s sexual revelation had no effect on the film. In a conversation with The Guardian, Ben Whishaw discussed how he sees righteous actors playing gay roles and how he “doesn’t believe [them]”. The conversation ended up spiking with Whishaw expressing frustration over Q’s handling of sex.
“I’m happy to admit there might be some bad luck about that [creative] decided… And I think I remember feeling something like what you just described. I think I thought, ‘Are we doing this, and then doing nothing about it?’ I remember, perhaps, feeling it as displeasure. ”
Ben Whishaw made it clear that There’s no time to die Character’s sexuality is not under the company’s obligation to promote diversity.
“I suppose I didn’t feel it was forced on set. That’s not my impression of how this happened. I think it comes from a good place. ”
The gentleman remained suspicious even as the film was in production but decided not to say anything.
“For whatever reason, I didn’t choose it separately from anyone on the film. Maybe about another type of project I’ve been working on? But it’s a huge machine. I thought a lot about whether I should question it or not. In the end, I didn’t. I accept this is what was written. And I said the lines. And it is what it is. ”
Here’s the synopsis for Ben Whishaw’s final film (potentially) James Bond’s Q, No time to die:
Bond has retired from the army and is enjoying a peaceful life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA arrives asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be much more dangerous than expected, leading Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, There’s no time to die stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, David Dencik and Dali Benssalah.
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