AceShowbiz - Gillian Anderson has become the first actress rumored to be the next James Bond. An online fan campaign nominated the star of "The X-Files" to take over the iconic role amid ongoing speculation that Daniel Craig will exit the franchise.
On Saturday, May 21, Gillian took to Twitter to respond to the #NextBond fan campaign, reposting a fan-made poster featuring her as the new 007. "It's Bond. Jane Bond. Thanks for all the votes! (And sorry, don't know who made poster but I love it!) #NextBond," she captioned it. The tweet has thus far received over 17,000 likes.
It's Bond. Jane Bond.
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) May 21, 2016
Other fan favorites include everyone from Idris Elba to Tom Hiddleston. Idris told Variety in September 2015, "If human beings want to know if there's any connectivity between all of us, the one thing I've heard around the world universally is that, 'You'll be great at James Bond!' If it should happen, that's proof there's connectivity amongst human beings. If everyone wants something, they can make it happen. That would be true."
Tom, meanwhile, said no one had approached him to play Agent 007. "The position isn't vacant as far as I'm aware. No-one has talked to me about it," he told Graham Norton, "I think the rumors have come about because in 'The Night Manager' I play a spy and people have made the link."