Cary Fukunaga Says Sean Connery’s Bond Is ‘Basically’ a Rapist: ‘That Wouldn’t Fly Today’

Cary Fukunaga Says Sean Connery’s Bond Is ‘Basically’ a Rapist: ‘That Wouldn’t Fly Today’
Much buzz has been made out of “Fleabag” Emmy winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge joining the James Bond tentpole “No Time to Die” to punch up the script. Skeptics have claimed the film’s producers wanted a “woke” James Bond but “No Time to Die” director told The Hollywood Reporter that’s not the case at all. Even before Waller-Bridge joined, Fukunaga was adamant about “changing the world around” Bond to bring the franchise into a more progressive place.

“Is it ‘Thunderball’ or ‘Goldfinger’ where, like, basically Sean Connery’s character rapes a woman?” Fukunaga said. “She’s like ‘No, no, no,’ and he’s like, ‘Yes, yes, yes.’ That wouldn’t fly today.”

Fukunaga continued, “I think that’s the expectation, a female writing very strong female roles, but that’s something [producer] Barbara [Broccoli] wanted already. From my very first conversations with [Broccoli], that was a very strong drive. You can’t change
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