lynch: Lashana Lynch says she’s not shaken by James Bond backlash | English Film News

Actress Lashana Lynch, who played the first-ever female 007 in ‘No Time To Die’, says she’s truly grateful for internet trolls.

Reflecting on her role in the Bond film, she told the newspaper: “There are those who don’t support ideas like my character. But I encouraged dislike and non-support because it reminded me of the work I had to do in the industry.

“I’m so grateful to everyone who sent a bad message because it encouraged me.”

Lynch’s character, Nomi, has proven to be one of the main talking points in the most recent Bond film, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The actress, who starred alongside Daniel Craig, has been praised by some young women for helping to break down boundaries in the film industry.

She said: “I’ve had messages from young women who have been inspired. I’m so glad my character exists for them to ask questions. It’s a really big deal. I was hoping the generation of my parents could have experienced the kind of work that is currently being done.

“But it’s happening now. And for me to live it in my generation and celebrate it is an honor and a privilege.”

Lynch would love to reprise the role in the next Bond film. But for the moment, she does not know if she will have the opportunity.

She said: “I don’t know if that happens. I had a really good time doing ‘No Time To Die’. The whole team is such a collaborative family. I think Nomi is a character you can’t love her enough. She kind of feels like a friend, so I can’t wait to see her again if that happens.”