Yasmin Finney has revealed she hopes to become the first ever trans Bond girl after admitting her love for the spy franchise.
The actress, 18, who is starring in the new series of Doctor Who, admitted that she would love the opportunity as it had ‘never been done before’.
Ambitious: Yasmin Finney has revealed she hopes to become the first ever trans bond girl
Yasmin said she was inspired by Caroline Cossey, who appeared as an extra in the 1981 Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
Caroline posed in the pages of Playboy while promoting her appearance in the film, which also starred Roger Moore, before being ‘outed’ as trans in 1982.
Amid a media firestorm, Ms Cossey spent decades fighting educating the world about the transgender community.
007: She said: ‘I love James Bond films. Every film I’ve seen, I’ve always thought, ‘I’d love to be that cool, sexy Bond girl’ (Daniel Craig pictured in the role)
It comes after Yasmin exclusively told MailOnline playing a superhero in a blockbuster movie is one of her career ambitions – and she’s already had some interest from Hollywood.
Speaking at the Attitude Pride Awards, she said: ‘I’d love to be a superhero. I don’t want to pick between Marvel and DC and limit my possibilities but definitely a superhero, like the first trans superhero ever.’
Yasmin also confirmed she has had offers from Hollywood, saying: ‘I can’t get into it but yeah there are things in the pipeline.’
Gorgeous: Yasmin said she was inspired by Caroline Cossey (pictured) who appeared as an extra in the 1981 Bond film For Your Eyes Only
Yasmin will star in Doctor Who opposite Ncuti Gatwa, who is taking on the role of the Doctor in the new series.
Not much is known about Yasmin’s role other than she will be called Rose – the same name as Billie Piper’s character when she served as companion to David Tennant.
Yasmin is not the first trans actor to be on Doctor Who with actress Rebecca Root playing a companion and Bethany Black appearing on the show.
Goal: The actress told MailOnline playing a superhero in a blockbuster movie is one of her career ambitions (L-R Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Jeremy Renner from Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame)
The Heartstopper actress said she is ‘so proud’ to have joined the sci-fi show which has already started filming.
She said: ‘I think I just felt really welcomed by the set and everyone was so lovely and it wasn’t hard to settle in because everyone made me feel part of the family.
‘There are so many moments that make me so proud and happy to be part of the family, I can’t wait for everyone to see and I don’t want to spoil anything. You’ll have to tune in.
‘I feel so honoured and I’m just so happy that Russell (T Davies) has opened his arms and saw something in me and I’m so happy to be a part of that.’
Interview: Speaking at the Attitude Pride Awards, she said: ‘I’d love to be a superhero. I don’t want to pick between Marvel and DC and limit my possibilities but definitely a superhero, like the first trans superhero ever’
Russell T Davies, who revived the show in 2005 with the first episode entitled Rose, is back as the showrunner.
He said it was ‘an absolute joy’ to have Yasmin on-board for the 60th anniversary of the show.
He added: ‘Life on Doctor Who gets brighter and wilder, how can there be another Rose?
‘You’ll find out in 2023, but it’s an absolute joy to welcome Yasmin to the Doctor Who set.
Show: Yasmin will star in Doctor Who opposite Ncuti Gatwa (pictured), who is taking on the role of the Doctor in the new series
‘We all fell in love with her in Heartstopper, one of those shows which changes the world – and now Yasmin can change the Whoniverse!’
Yasmin said: ‘If anyone would have told eight year old Yasmin that one day she’d be part of this iconic show, I would have never in a million years believed them.
‘This show has a place in so many people’s hearts, so to be seen as a trans actress by the legend himself Russell, has not only made my year, it’s made my life.
‘I cannot wait to begin this journey and for you all to see how Rose blossoms. Get Ready.’
Future: Yasmin also confirmed she has had offers from Hollywood, saying: ‘I can’t get into it but yeah there are things in the pipeline’
Originally posted 2022-07-31 09:36:00.