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 show also tweeted about it:
Is Penelope Cruz too old to be a Bond girl at age 39? The #Professionals just weighed in. What do you think?
-- TODAY(@todayshow) June 4, 2013
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.