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Lashana Lynch felt empowered working on 'No Time To Die'

Gregory Wakeman
·Contributor
·2-min read
Lashana Lynch describes her No Time To Die character Nomi as a 'bad a** ninja' (Image by Universal Pictures)
Lashana Lynch describes her No Time To Die character Nomi as a 'bad a** ninja' (Image by Universal Pictures)

Lashana Lynch has opened up about the modern approach that No Time To Die has taken with its female characters, saying that she felt a self of empowerment as she worked on the James Bond blockbuster.

The beloved spy franchise has a long and complicated history with its treatment of women. But during her conversation with Tech Radar the Captain Marvel star made it clear that all of the female characters in No Time To Die feel “completely authentic” and know that “they’re enough.”

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“You just have this whole sense of empowerment that is really important to feel when you're going to work, but also important to show younger generations coming up."

Lynch also discussed the long conversations that she had with producer Barbara Broccoli, director Cary Fukunaga, and No Time To Die’s writers, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge, about her character Nomi.

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - APRIL 25:  (L-R) Cast member Lea Seydoux, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, cast members Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch attend the "Bond 25" film launch at Ian Fleming's Home 'GoldenEye' on April 25, 2019 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - APRIL 25: (L-R) Cast member Lea Seydoux, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, cast members Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch attend the "Bond 25" film launch at Ian Fleming's Home 'GoldenEye' on April 25, 2019 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

She then went on to describe Nomi as “powerful,” “committed,” and “forward-thinking,” while admitting that she truly believes she is the “best person at MI6.”

But the most tantalising description that Lynch provided of Nomi was her insistence that she is a “bada** ninja,” something that she was more than happy to portray on screen.

Lynch also teased that Nomi and Bond’s relationship evolves throughout No Time To Die, as they start off the film as “two very different people” who are forced to work together for the first time.

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Clearly Lynch had the time of her life working on No Time To Die, too, something that she predicted before she was even cast, as she knew she could “bring something special [to the franchise] that they hopefully hadn’t seen before.”

We’ll see if Lynch does just that when No Time To Die is finally released, which will hopefully be on November 12 in the UK.