When ESSENCE honored Lashana Lynch at the 2020 Black Women In Hollywood Awards for breaking barriers as the first Black woman agent in the James Bond 007 franchise, no one knew the actress’s big screen debut would be postponed due to a global pandemic. Last week, however, Lynch and the rest of her co-stars finally had their big moment at the World Premiere of No Time To Die at Royal Albert Hall in London. And no one was more excited that the day had finally come than her.
“We deserve to show out and dress up and feel good and celebrate a powerful female role that isn’t just strong,” Lynch told ESSENCE on the red carpet. “As you know, there’s a narrative about strong Black women that I’m really not trying to perpetuate in this movie. I want to ensure that we are really challenging the narratives and also pushing one’s forward that make me feel good about being in this industry and that’s what we’ve done with Nomi so I’m excited for everyone to see it.”