Girls On Film / Ep 93: Bond Battles with Lashana Lynch, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Peter Bradshaw

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No Time to Die star Lashana Lynch returns to Girls on Film and lets us in on the state secrets surrounding the first female 007. She shares what her character, Nomi, means to both the Bond franchise and James Bond himself, as well as how sisterhood might have been the key ingredient needed to push the needle forward for the franchise... Lashana’s upcoming projects include ear for eye – out later this month – written and directed by debbie tucker green and produced by No Time to Die producer, Barbara Broccoli. We hear about Lynch’s part as Miss Honey in the upcoming remake of Matilda, and her training for The Woman King, a film about all-female warriors. Next, Anna dissects No Time to Die from a feminist perspective, through a discussion with Girls on Film regular, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, and a rare male guest, The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw. Peter gave No Time to Die a glowing five-star review, while Larushka had more of a lukewarm response, especially when it came to female representation. We discuss the input of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, nods to Roger Moore’s costumes, and how the Bond franchise is a bit like ABBA. After the Bond chat, Anna gives a brief overview of London Film Festival highlights. LFF opens on the 6th of October 2021. Other film and TV mentions: The Power of the Dog, Mothering Sunday, True Things, Matilda, Wonder Woman, ear for eye, Dr. Who, Black Widow and all the other Bond films… ear for eye is out on Oct 16th at LFF, BBC 2 and BBC iPlayer. Become a patron of Girls on Film on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/girlsonfilmpodcast Follow us on socials: www.instagram.com/girlsonfilm_podcast/ www.facebook.com/girlsonfilmpodcast www.twitter.com/GirlsOnFilm_Pod www.twitter.com/annasmithjourno Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Executive producer: Hedda Archbold. Audio Producer: Elliana Jay. Principal Partners: Vanessa Smith and Peter Brewer. Assistant Producer and Social Media Manager: Heather Dempsey. Interns: Rosa Herxheimer and Shanaiya Pithiya