Jane Seymour doesn't think James Bond should be a woman.

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

The former Bond Girl - who played Solitaire alongside Roger Moore's 007 in the 1973 movie 'Live And Let Die' - admitted she is "a bit of a classicist" and while others might feel the time is right for a female performer to take on the role of Ian Fleming's literary spy, she isn't quite so convinced.

She's quoted by The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column as saying: "What's great about 'Bond', it's always right for that generation.

"It changes, so if this is the moment to have a female Bond, great. But I'm a bit of a classicist, I see Bond as a man."

The 68-year-old actress also insisted her outing in a James Bond blockbuster couldn't be replicated for today's audience, and she insisted she was glad to step away after just one outing.

She explained: "I realised then that running three paces behind a man with a gun, I didn't have the gun of course, I had the high heels and the split skirt and very little to wear.

"I wasn't sure I really wanted to make a career of doing that so, I did one and done."

Seymour's comments come after former Bond leading man Pierce Brosnan - who played the secret agent between 1994 and 2005 - suggested it would be "exhilarating" to have a woman take on the iconic role.

He said: "Yes! I think we've watched the guys do it for the last 40 years, get out of the way, guys, and put a woman up there. I think it would be exhilarating, it would be exciting. I don't think that's going to happen with the Broccolis. I don't think that is going to happen under their watch."

Daniel Craig will play Bond for the fifth and final time in 'No Time To Die', with 'Fleabag' creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge on board to help with Cary Fukunaga's script.

She previously said: "It's been] fantastic. I'm really excited to be a part of it. I can't say a huge amount, but in Daniel Craig's tenure as Bond, there have been some amazing female characters and I hope to continue that.

"I hope to bring whatever spice I can to it."