Who Is Lashana Lynch? The Actress Is Taking On The Next James Bond Film As The First Female 007

For the past 14 years, we have come to know Daniel Craig as the intelligence agent, 007, in the highly acclaimed James Bond film series.

Though it has been confirmed that Craig will be starring in the upcoming film, Bond 25, there is actually a new actress taking on the role as 007.

Lashana Lynch
Lashana Lynch attends the “Bond 25” film launch | Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Lashana Lynch is an up and coming actress who recently hit the ground running with her most recent role in Captain Marvel.

While many people aren’t too familiar with the 31-year-old actress, let’s get to know a little bit more about the woman who will soon be making history.

Lynch has been acting for more than a decade

As someone who recently came onto the Hollywood film scene, acting has been Lashana Lynch’s career for the past 12 years.

Lynch first started acting back in 2007 on British TV.

She made her film debut in the 2011 drama Fast Girls, has appeared in the films Silent Witness and Death In Paradise and was a regular cast member on the short-lived 2015 BBC show Crims.

The actress rose to prominence in 2016, after starring in the drama series Still Star-Crossed, which was produced by Shonda Rhimes and aired on ABC. Lynch played Rosaline Capulet in the period story that was a continuation from where the iconic “Romeo and Juliet” plotline leaves off.

Following her run her the ABC series, Lynch continued acting in shows and films, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that she started receiving the recognition she deserved.

Her breakout role was in the 2019 film Captain Marvel

Back in February, fans were flooding theaters all around the world in order to see Captain Marvel and were introduced to Lashana Lynch.

Not only did this film give us one of the first female superheroes to star in their own movie, but it also gave us some female powerhouses we couldn’t get enough of.

One of them being Lashana Lynch’s character, Maria Rambeau.

In the film, Rambeau is Carol Danvers’ friend from the Air Force and fellow fighter pilot. She’s also mom to one of the current Captain Marvels in the comics.

Fans were able to see just how good of an actress Lynch is from her Captain Marvel character and couldn’t wait until they got see her on the big screen once again.

She will be making cinematic history with her new 007 role

The newest project Lashana Lynch has taken on is something many of us cannot wait to hit theaters.

According to Daily Mail, Lynch will be taking on the iconic role of Agent 007 in the upcoming James Bond film Bond 25.

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Though the role has been played by Daniel Craig for the past 14 years, the actor will still be playing James Bond in the film, but Lynch’s character will take over his agent number after he retires.

“There is a pivotal scene at the start of the film where M says ‘Come in 007’, and in walks Lashana who is black, beautiful and a woman. It’s a popcorn-dropping moment. Bond is still Bond but he’s been replaced as 007 by this stunning woman,” an insider told the outlet.

Though the movie is still in its early stages of filming, it is evident that Bond 25 will be much more inclusive than its earlier installments.

With this being the first time a female has taken over the role as 007, this film and Lashana Lynch will definitely be ones to remember.