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Elizabeth Banks wants to play James Bond

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Elizabeth Banks has proven herself more than capable in Hollywood, after working on hit films and TV shows both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. So for her next project, how about taking on her dream role? As James Bond.  

During Entertainment Weekly’s Beyond Beautiful roundtable interview, Banks, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, and Reese Witherspoon were asked which person they would want to portray on screen. While Longoria chose Tom Hanks, The Hunger Games actress chose a more iconic — and oft debated — character. And to clarify, that’s James Bond, not Jamie Bond.

“Why you gotta change it?” Banks asked about the idea of a gender swap.

“You don’t. You actually don’t,” Washington agreed. 

For more on our cover story and exclusive news on Deadpool, HBO’s Vinyl, and more, pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday. 

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