Yasmin Finney has revealed that she wants to be the first openly transgender Bond girl after rising to stardom in the hit Netflix series Heartstopper. “I would love to be a trans Bond girl or just a Bond girl in general.
I love James Bond,” the 18-year-old told The Mirror. “Every time I watch a Bond film, I think I would love to be that cool, sexy Bond girl that has never been done before.” The James Bond films have previously come under fire for a lack of diversity, with the latest instalment, No Time To Die, quietly confirming that fan favourite Q (Ben Whishaw) is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Finney further explained that Carole Cossey, an extra in For Your Eyes Only, has been an inspiration for her after she was outed as trans by a newspaper many years ago.