Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney Dreams of Being First Trans Bond Girl
Heartstopper and Doctor Who star, Yasmin Finney, has a dream of becoming the first trans Bond girl.
“I would love to be a trans Bond girl or just a Bond girl in general. I love James Bond,” she said in an interview with the British newspaper the Mirror.
The 18-year-old continued by sharing her love for the James Bond franchise, saying, “Every time I watch a Bond film, I think I would love to be that cool, sexy Bond girl that has never been done before.”
Caroline Cossey, an extra in the 1981 Bond film, For Your Eyes Only, was also an inspiration for the young actress. Yasmin went on to tell Mirror, “Shoutout to Caroline. She has inspired me in a way to be the positive representation that James Bond never had.”
“Finney’s Heartstopper character is such a beautiful character. She’s so confident and self-assured at such as young age. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that on screen. I’m hoping that everything I do with the representation that I’m giving people, they can see themselves represented, and they can see a positive side being a queer person.”
In addition to her Bond aspirations, Finney is set to join the next season of Doctor Who as Rose, alongside Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa who will portray the Doctor.
She told PinkNews that believes she was “put on this earth to make a change” as a trans actress.
“I’m still gagged that I’m a person that gets to be the first positive representation [of trans people] in the UK media,” she told the news site in a recent interview.
Yasmin Finney is an English actress and Internet personality. She appeared on GLAAD’s second annual 20 Under 20 list. She is known for her role as Elle Argent in the Netflix series Heartstopper, which she has played since 2022. In May 2022, it was announced she would join the cast of Doctor Who in 2023.