“They’re Actually From A Sad Place” Lashana Lynch Responds To Racists Who Had A Problem With Her Bond Casting
This past summer, we reported that actress Lashana Lynch, known for her role in the Captain Marvel as Maria Rambeau, friend to Carol Danvers, was going to be cast as the lead in the next Bond movie.
In the film, No Time to Die, is the 25th in the Bond series. Lynch will take on the role preceded by actor Daniel Craig, who has gone into retirement. According to The Daily Mail, ‘Bond, of course, is sexually attracted to the new female 007 and tries his usual seduction tricks, but is baffled when they don’t work on a brilliant, young black woman who basically rolls her eyes at him and has no interest in jumping into his bed. Well, certainly not at the beginning.’
Y’all know how it goes. The moment a Black person is cast in a role typically dominated by a White person, they flip out. And sadly that’s what happened to Lynch.
Recently, Lynch appeared on The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen list, Lynch wouldn’t confirm whether or not she was in the movie but she did say this about the racists responding to reports of the casting.
“It doesn’t dishearten me. It makes me feel quite sad for some people because their opinions, they’re not even from a mean place—they’re actually from a sad place,” Lynch said. “It’s not about me. People are reacting to an idea, which has nothing to do with my life.”
Lynch has said that she has stopped responding to trolls entirely but initially she thought it would be a good idea to “kill them with kindness.”
She said often times their tones soften. “Then they’ve been like, ‘Oh my gosh, thank you so much!’ But it’s an interesting test because it reminds them that they definitely wouldn’t say that to someone’s face.”
The film No Time to Die will hit theaters on April 8, 2020.