Females Portraying Male Characters

Written by Andrew Linn on October 28, 2019

A while back there was some discussion on whether or not James Bond should be portrayed by a woman, hence a “Jane Bond”. Claudia Schiffer portrayed Jane Bond in a Mad TV skit once, and although such an idea might be okay for a comical skit, the idea of a woman portraying James Bond is not quite popular, even if Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys, Solo: A Star Wars Story) stated she wanted to be a female James Bond a few years ago.

In regards to the Jane Bond scenario, I would suggest the following solution: why can’t “Jane Bond” (or whatever name is given to the proposed character) be the daughter of James Bond? After all, 007 has been with many women over the years, so he’s probably got at least one of them pregnant. And his daughter decides to follow in his footsteps by serving in the military and eventually Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

That would be the only way to have a Jane Bond.

But James Bond is not the only fictional male character that some people have wanted to be portrayed by a woman. There are those who feel the Joker should be portrayed by an actress.

Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor is one such individual who feels that way. In fact, she stated that “there should be more roles that portray the uninhibited side of the female roles such as the female versions of ‘Kabir Singh’ or the ‘Joker’”.

By the way, Kabir Singh is a Bollywood film in the title character is an alcoholic surgeon whose life goes on a downward spiral after he learns his girlfriend is being forced to marry another man.

It should be noted that Kapoor is interested in portraying the Joker. And she is not the only actress wishing to be the Clown Prince of Crime.

Karen Gillan (the Jumanji saga, the Guardians of the Galaxy saga, the Avengers saga, Doctor Who) has also shown interest in being the Joker.

Gillan was referring to the DC Comics Flashpoint event, in which Bruce Wayne was killed instead of his parents. Thomas Wayne would go on to become Batman, and Martha Wayne became the Joker (the result of her going mad after the death of her son).

That might be the only way the Joker could be female.

In the meantime, let’s settle for the characters of Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Batgirl, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, the Bond girls, etc.

Andrew Linn
Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.