Actor Ben Whishaw has admitted that he was left unsatisfied by the reveal in No Time To Die that his James Bond character is a gay man.
Speaking in a new interview with The Guardian, Whishaw said he was disappointed that more wasn’t done to explore his characters sexuality after it was revealed in No Time To Day that Q is a gay man.
“I think I thought, ‘Are we doing this, and then doing nothing with it?’ I remember, perhaps, feeling that was unsatisfying,” he said.
“For whatever reason, I didn’t pick it apart with anybody on the film. Maybe on another kind of project I would have done?”
“But it’s a very big machine. I thought a lot about whether I should question it. Finally, I didn’t. I accepted this was what was written. And I said the lines. And it is what it is,” he added.
Despite not being satisfied with the reveal, Whishaw noted that the screenwriters were coming from a “good place” when deciding to make Q a gay man.
“I suppose I don’t feel it was forced upon the studio. That was not my impression of how this came about. I think it came from a good place,” he said.