Sydney Sweeney James Bond

US actress Sydney Sweeney.

Dua Lipa vs Sydney Sweeney for next Bond girl role?

Actress of the moment, Sydney Sweeney, remains the favourite to be cast as the next ‘Bond Girl’. Who would you like to see fill the role?

Sydney Sweeney James Bond

US actress Sydney Sweeney.

Actress of the moment, Sydney Sweeney, remains the favourite to be cast as the next ‘Bond Girl’.

Sweeney is an American actress best known for her roles in the HBO drama series Euphoria (2019 to present) and the first season of the anthology series The White Lotus (2021), which earned her nominations for two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Sweeney, 26, is engaged to businessman Jonathan Davino.

A look at the latest odds ahead of the next James Bond movie, Bond 26, show Sweeney as the 11/4 favourite, ahead of new entry Dua Lipa at 4/1, Jenna Ortega (6/1), Millie Bobby Brown (7/1) with Zoey Deutsch quoted at 8/1.

British pop sensation Dua Lipa, who made her acting debut in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, has caught the eye of entertainment insiders after continuing her on-screen venture in spy comedy Argylle.

Zoe Kravitz, Michelle Keegan, Lily Collins and Zendaya also feature on the shortlist.

Whoever does land the role will follow in a long list of Bond girls, including Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman, Jill St. John, Barbara Bach, Grace Jones and most recently, Léa Seydoux.


Sydney Sweeney – 11/4

Dua Lipa – 4/1

Jenna Ortega – 6/1

Millie Bobby Brown – 7/1

Zoey Deutsch – 8/1

Zoe Kravitz – 9/1

Michelle Keegan – 10/1

Lily Collins – 12/1

Zendaya – 14/1

Florence Pugh – 16/1

Jodie Comer – 16/1

Kiernan Shipka – 16/1

Anya Taylor-Joy – 18/1

Hailee Steinfeld – 18/1

Joey King – 18/1

Maya Jama – 20/1

Naomi Scott – 20/1

Nathalie Emanuel – 20/1

Lili Simmons – 20/1

Zazie Beetz – 20/1

Aaron Taylor-Johnson the next James Bond

As reported by The South African website, Hollywood heavyweight actor Tom Hanks had picked Idris Elba as the next James Bond.

The 007 role was last filled by Daniel Craig (5 times in total), having previously been portrayed by Sean Connery (6 times), George Lazenby (once), Roger Moore (7 times), Timothy Dalton (twice), Pierce Brosnan (4 times)

“The breaking news of Aaron Taylor-Johnson close to signing on to be the next 007 has shifted the market for the other significant roles in the spy franchise. 

“Matthew Vaughn, who directed Taylor-Johnson under two successful ‘Kick-Ass’ movies, has now been strongly linked in taking the directors chair for Bond 26. The English filmmaker not only has a great relationship with soon-to-be Bond Taylor-Johnson, but has his own successful spy franchise ‘Kingsman’ at the front of his CV.

“Actress of the moment, Sydney Sweeney, is a new favourite to be cast as the ‘Bond Girl’. The American has signed on to play a pivotal role in the highly anticipated Euphoria season 3, airing in 2025, rumoured to be the same year Bond 26 will hit cinemas. Oddsmakers predict her star power could start the new Bond era off with a Box Office bang.

“Colin Firth and Taron Egerton could be reunited with Matthew Vaughn from their ‘Kingsman’ days – to star as M & Q, respectively. With Firth already showcasing his ‘M’ mentoring qualities in the Kingsman franchise, it would be a seamless transition for the two British actors to make up the support team for the new Bond. 

“Many are already questioning how long Taylor-Johnson will play the role of Bond. The odds have Aaron to complete less than Daniel Craig’s five movie appearances as the British agent. It could be argued that Aaron has more major movie credits to his name than Craig did at the time of taking on Bond, and future franchises like Sony’s Kraven: the Hunter could spell scheduling headaches for the next Bond-to-be,” said Liam Solomon.