I was not really a fan of “No Time to Die,” Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond. But one of the film’s few highlights was an all-too-brief appearance by Ana de Armas as a double gun-toting, face-kicking CIA agent named Paloma. And that won’t be the last of de Armas’ action-based roles. Next up she’ll be seen in “Ballerina,” a “John Wick” spin-off due out on March 24, 2023.
But after that, de Armas is ready to take a break with action. In a recent interview, the actor stated that after “No Time to Die” she got a ton of action movie offers. And while she took the “Ballerina” gig, she’s not exactly jumping at more action movie roles. Instead, she wants to do character work:
“I feel like Ballerina is going to be the end of that, at least for now, because I’m craving a wave of Blonde-type films. I want to do work with directors and do character work. I have had the opportunity to meet directors that I want to work with. The people that I’m getting access to is changing, and that makes me very excited.”
The actor also indicated she’s ready to slow down after working so frequently:
“I feel like I’ve been going at such a fast pace. That’s been good, but I want to find a better schedule to combine the things that I want to do and time to brainstorm and create my own things. That’s my goal for the next couple of years, not slowing down but slowing down to do more.”
Rest up, Ana de Armas. You’ve earned it!