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James Bond will always be male, says producer Barbara Broccoli

Press Trust of India  |  London 

producer has ruled out gender swap to the character of the suave British spy, saying the part will always be played a male.

British star is preparing to leave the iconic role after the upcoming 25th movie in the series.

"I always feel that Bond is a male character, that is just a fact. We have to make movies about women and women's stories but we have to create female characters and not just for a gimmick turn a male character into a woman," Broccoli told "Good Morning Britain" during Bond 25's launch event in

She also confirmed that it was Craig's decision to rope in Phoebe Waller-Bridge as a on the film.

"It was Daniel's idea, we all leapt to it, we loved her. She has made a great contribution to it," she said.

Bond 25 also features winner in the role of the villain.

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First Published: Sat, April 27 2019. 15:55 IST