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Charlize Theron and Angelina Jolie Both Lost Iconic Femme Fatale Role in $7.8B Franchise Despite Being Hollywood’s Leading Action Queens

Charlize Theron is among some of the most prominent and accomplished actresses of the time. Throughout her decades-long career in Hollywood, she has portrayed a number of versatile characters on-screen and has won several accolades for her remarkable work, including an Academy Award. However, like many other actors, she has also lost multiple iconic roles, and one such role also includes the part of Vesper Lynd in the 2006 James Bond film.

Charlize Theron hasn't dated anyone seriously in years
Hollywood actress Charlize Theron

Not only her, but the Maleficent star Angelina Jolie also failed to land the part, and it eventually went to the French actress Eva Green, who starred alongside Daniel Craig in his first appearance as James Bond.

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Charlize Theron Lost the Bond Girl Part in Casino Royale

Charlize Theron has proved her potential as a versatile actress over the years. She has also starred in multiple action roles and recently showed her action moves in Fast X. Followed by her Oscar-winning performance in the 2003 film Monster, she was in line to star in Martin Campbell’s 2006 James Bond movie alongside Daniel Craig.

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

Casting director Debbie McWilliams revealed that the Mad Max star and Angelina Jolie were among the strong contestants to star as the Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale. “The two [actresses] who were very strongly considered were Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron,” she shared.

However, the role eventually went to the Liaison star Eva Green. And the reason behind Theron not landing the part is still unconfirmed. While many reports claim that she was off the list as Green and Olivia Wilde were shortlisted for the film, some reports also claim that she turned down the offer.

Eva Green and Daniel Craig in Casino Royale

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Charlize Theron Becomes A Candidate to be the Next 007

Since Daniel Craig completed his venture as 007 with the 2021 film No Time to Die, fans have been speculating which actor would be the next James Bond. While many look forward to seeing actors like Tom Hardy, Henry Cavill, Idris Elba, and other Hollywood hunks as the MI6 agent, others have suggested a gender swap for the popular character.

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Atomic Blonde (2017)

And followed by her performance in the 2017 film Atomic Blonde which features Theron as an MI6 agent she also became one of the potential actresses to be the female James Bond. Although she found fans’ ideas “flattering,” the actress has said that she does not need to be the next James Bond as she is developing her own spy-adventure franchise with Atomic Blonde.

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