Now that BBC has announced that the latest version of its iconic character Doctor Who will be a woman, fans of male franchises have been inspired to re-imagine popular male characters as female versions. Even actors like Chris Hemsworth support the idea, saying that he thinks Charlize Theron will do a great job as a female James Bond.

Charlize’s reaction

Charlize Theron, who recently appeared in "Fast and Furious 8" opposite Vin Diesel, "Mad Max" along with Tom Hardy, and "Atomic Blonde," which is being touted as the female version of Keanu Reeves’ "John Wick," has excelled in various roles and proved that she has the chops to perform action roles as well.

In an interview with Chris Hemsworth for W Magazine, the “Thor” actor said that if the studios decided on a female James Bond project, Charlize would fit the bill easily because she “embodies every sort of ounce of strength and nobility and dignity and integrity that that character should have.” Hemsworth further said that Theron was also very smart and physically able to deliver in terms of the demands of the role, just like she did when they both worked together on the film “Snow White and the Huntsman

In a separate interview with ET, Theron thanked her former co-star Chris Hemsworth for the kind words and joked that she paid Chris for the praise. On a serious note, she said that she is not keen on playing the role of 007 because she has too much respect for Daniel Craig, whom she praised for doing an excellent job as the superspy.

Craig is reportedly returning to the franchise to reprise the role of James Bond for its next installment.

Strong support

While studios can exercise their creative freedom when it comes to casting, it has not always been easy. While many are receptive to the idea because of equality and inclusion, there are those who do not want their image of certain characters to be messed with.

BBC’s decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor Who was met with a lot of backlash but the network remained firm.

"She (Whittaker) is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor (Who). We hope viewers will enjoy what we have in store for the continuation of the story." BBC said in their statement.

BBC reiterated their faith in the skills of their new Doctor Who and said that Jodie Whittaker has a vision for the Time Lord. Whittaker replaces Peter Capaldi who announced his decision to leave the show after the show’s 12th season.

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