Eve Moneypenny revealed her true identity in the last seconds of Bond 23, Skyfall, and since then Naomie Harris, who plays the character, has continued to talk about her aspirations for the character. The James Bond fan site MI6-HQ says that the actress wants Moneypenny “in the midst of things.” But does that suit the iconic Ian Fleming creation of a desk secretary. Besides which, after her fieldwork foul up in Bond 23 the character was eager to take Bond’s “advice” and sit behind a desk.
“I’m all about empowered women so I really hope so. I’ll push for [more involvement] for sure.”
Would honouring Fleming’s character be deemed sexist in this age? The other side of this coin is this: after 50 years, things are going to be a little different, even in Bond’s world.