The news on Tuesday that the 39-year-old Penelope Cruz might be selected to be the next “Bond girl” was met with article after article stressing that, if chosen, she would be the oldest-ever woman to play such a role.
This approach is rather galling–especially when you consider how ancient some men who play opposite women who could be their daughters are–but many people hailed the news. On “Good Morning America,” Robin Roberts crowed, “An age-appropriate Bond girl? Fabulous!”
For some reason, “Today” chose to take a different tack, asking its team of “Professionals” if Cruz was “too old” for the part:
The “Today” crew all agreed that Cruz was, in fact, not too old to romance the 45-year-old Daniel Craig (and when’s the last time you saw anybody questioning his suitability as Bond?) but perhaps they would have been better ignoring the question completely.
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