The actress makes history in the upcoming movie as the first woman and first Black person ever to get the role of 007, but not everyone took the groundbreaking news well.
Lashana has opened up on the backlash she received from some fans of the franchise after the casting was first announced.
She acknowledges she knows the criticism isn't personal, and although she was hurt by some comments, she ultimately understands she's part of something that will be "revolutionary" in the longterm.
"I am one Black woman – if it were another Black woman cast in the role, it would have been the same conversation, she would have got the same attacks, the same abuse," she tells Harper's Bazaar UK.
"I just have to remind myself that the conversation is happening and that I’m a part of something that will be very, very revolutionary," she adds.
Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude
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