First ever black James Bond girl blasts casting of actress Lashana Lynch who is taking over as 007

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It was bombshell news that left James Bond fans shaken and stirred - a woman will take over the famous 007 code name in the next movie.

British star Lashana Lynch will be given Bond's licence to kill in the 25th movie in the franchise, currently being shot in Italy and the UK.

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It soon became clear, however, that Lynch won't actually be the new Bond, but a new character who takes over his secret agent number after he leaves MI6.

But regardless, the decision to give 007 to a woman has divided hardcore fans, and the first black Bond girl to grace the silver screen is most certainly not happy.

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Trina Parks says she is against the potential plot twist - insisting the Bond movies have already done huge amounts for Hollywood diversity, she said in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV.

Parks famously made history as the first black Bond girl appearing in Diamonds Are Forever as assassin Thumper alongside Sean Connery in 1971.

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Speaking from her New York home, the 72-year-old actress said: 'Lashana is a great actress, but I don't really agree with her becoming 007. It is not about her color, but just because Bond, the spy code-named 007, was written by Ian Fleming as a man.'

She continued: 'So a black James Bond sure, I don't see why that could not be a move, but as a man. Miss Bond doesn't have the same ring to it.

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'I think that there are lots of movies already where you have a woman taking center stage, defeating men - and I like that.

'But I don't feel that the James Bond franchise has to go there.'

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Still though, Parks praised the 'tremendous' Bond movies saying the people behind the films have always been 'innovators not followers'.

But while she is happy to see an English actress...
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