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Gillian Anderson would definitely be up for playing the first female 007

There's been plenty of speculation about who might step in as James Bond when Daniel Craig bows out of the super-spy franchise, but this might be a first.

While most of the talk has centered around fan-favorites like Idris Elba or Tom Hiddleston, "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson has thrown her hat into the ring as a potential replacement -- which would obviously make her the first female 007.

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Anderson tweeted her approval of the idea -- along with a fan-made poster of her in the role -- with the message, "It's Bond, Jane Bond."


Fan reaction online was overwhelmingly positive, though some diehard fans would likely bristle at the idea of changing Bond's gender. Of course, they might be even more upset about Anderson not being British.

Elba, for his part, is likely thrilled that the Bond speculation spotlight has moved off him. "I'm probably the most famous Bond actor in the world, and I've not even played the role," he told the Daily Telegraph in 2015. "Enough is enough. I can't talk about it any more."

Anderson seems more than happy to talk about it, though.

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