Rihanna May Be the Next Bond Girl

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In the best news of the day, rumors abound that Rihanna is in talks to appear in the next James Bond film. Whether she'll be making a cameo or taking on the role of an official Bond girl, we don't know, but I am SO DOWN FOR THIS however it turns out.

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Rihanna hasn't exactly proven herself as a thespian, but let's be real, the requirements for this role ain't that deep. You don't need particularly strong acting chops to be a Bond girl—or even James Bond for that matter.

The majority of the role involves looking stunning at all times, which Rihanna does naturally in her everyday life, and rocking a bikini, which, again, Rihanna's got down pat.

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I cannot think of a single reason why Rihanna shouldn't be the next Bond girl other than that she might be even better as the next Bond villain. Can you imagine Rihanna as a Bond villain just looking fierce and rude the whole time?

This also seems like an excellent opportunity to insert some color into that lily-white franchise. I say book it. Make it happen.

This is a woman who stood next to Anna Wintour in a totally sheer gown looking like a bejeweled tall drink of water. I think she can handle whatever James Bond throws her way.

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JosephFinn
JosephFinn

I cannot think of a single reason why Rihanna shouldn't be the next Bond girl other than that she might be even better as the next Bond villain.

The lack of any evidence that she has acting ability? You might have been able to get away with that back in the day, but we're in an era where Denise Richards is considered a bad Bond film anomaly alongside actresses like Famke Janssen, Sophie Marceau, Eva Green, Michelle Yeoh and Bérénice Marlohe.

Look, I'm not saying Rihanna can't act given good material; but considering all we've seen that does not involve her playing herself was Battleship, and she was as terrible as anything else in that movie, I'm not betting on it.