The Captain Marvel actress Lashana Lynch is on the cover of Bazaar as she opens up about her aim to present a truthful black experience in the upcoming James Bond Film ‘No Time To Die.’

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar on her role is a step in the right direction for equality. “We’re moving away from toxic masculinity, and that’s happening because women are being open, demanding and vocal, and calling out misbehaviour as soon as we see it.

She also spoke about the importance of a truthful black experience in the film. She said she didn’t want to waste the opportunity to bring black fans a relatable, authentic moment.

She said, “A character that is too slick, a cast-iron figure? That’s completely against what I stand for. I didn’t want to waste an opportunity when it came to what Nomi might represent. I searched for at least one moment in the script where black audience members would not their heads, tutting at the reality but glad to see their real-life represented.”

“In every project, I am part of, no matter the budget or genre, the black experience that I’m presenting needs to be 100% authentic.”

Speaking of her experience of making the film in Jamaica, Lynch said, “As I have come more into myself, I have found ways to remain respectful of others but still be true to myself. If something felt misrepresented or inaccurate-for example, the dynamic between a mother and her child, or the way we might wrap our hair to sleep at night… I had to learn to speak up. I’ve been cast to tell an authentic story, so that’s what I’m going to do.

The December issue of Harper’s Bazaar will be on sale from November 5th. Hearing from Lashana Lynch on ‘No Time To Die,’ just makes us more restless to watch the movie.