Audiences are used to seeing Daniel Craig in well-tailored suits but the James Bond actor donned a dress, high heels and a blond wig in honour of International Women’s Day this week.
Craig appears as 007 in a video about gender discrimination narrated by his co-star Judi Dench. When Dench, recreating her role as M, asks the world famous spy if he’s ever considered what it’s like to be a woman, he walks out of the camera frame and returns in makeup, heels, a wig and a dress.
“Women are responsible for two-thirds of the work done worldwide, yet earn only 10 per cent of the total income and own one per cent of the property,” Dench says in voiceover, while Craig peels off his wig and earrings.
“Every year 70 million girls are deprived of even a basic education and a staggering 60 million are sexually assaulted on their way to school.”
As Dench continues to read statistics on the status of women worldwide, Craig stands and stares at the camera, still in a dress and makeup.
Dench finally asks: “So, are we equals?” and Craig walks out of frame.