The GQ Men Of The Year Awards returned for its 23rd year, on Thursday.
And, Lashana Lynch, 32, was interrogated while taking part in a James Bond skit titled ‘No Time To Lie’ as she won Breakthrough Actress at the virtual ceremony in association with Hugo Boss.
Clad in a sleek white tuxedo jacket and a coordinating polo neck, the No Time To Die actress could be seen sat with her manicured fingers resting on a device.
No Time To Lie! Lashana Lynch, 32, was interrogated while taking part in a James Bond skit as she won Breakthrough Actress at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2020, on Thursday
‘I thought this was just an awards thing, but now I’m seeing machines and that guy… Why he’s there?’ asked Lashana as the camera flicked to a man sat in front of a lie detector machine.
The light-hearted skit was then introduced as ‘No Time To Lie’ with a James Bond style graphic on-screen.
‘Did you like Bond Films before you acted in one?’ asked the detective. ‘Yes,’ responded the actress.
‘Have you seen all of them?’ was the next question, to which she admitted: ‘I hadn’t seen all of them but at the start of filming I started from Doctor Note onwards, so technically yes.’
Elegant: The No Time To Die actress was clad in a sleek white tuxedo jacket and a coordinating polo neck
Who’s he? ‘I thought this was just an awards thing, but now I’m seeing machines and that guy… Why he’s there?’ she asked as the camera flicked to a man sat in front of a lie detector machine
‘In real life do you relate more with Bond or his supervillains?’ asked the detective. With Lashana answering: ‘Bond. Yeh.’
The lie-detector machine began whirring, indicating that she wasn’t telling the truth, but Lashana exclaimed: ‘What? What are you talking about? No, Bond. I don’t relate to Bond supervillains, why would I? Okay, this is definitely broken for sure.’
Regaining her compose, the actress let out a sigh and whispered to herself: ‘This is intense.’
‘Have you been told who the next Bond is?’ came the next question, with Lashana answering plainly: ‘No,’ which once again led to the machine whirring.
‘What? I have not been told, I promise you. I don’t even know if they know. No. Look at me I’m telling the truth,’ insisted the star.
Set-up: She could be seen sat with her manicured fingers resting on a device
She was then asked: ‘Do you do your own stunts?’ and explained: ‘Yes the ones that she they’ll allow for insurance purposes.’
The next question focused on her character in No Time To Die: ‘Are you and Nomi alike?’
‘Yeh, we’re both driven, and honest and wanna to change the world. So yeh in that respect. I’m not yet a ninja, she is… But yes,’ answered Lashana.
‘Can you keep a secret?’ asked the detective. ‘Yes. To a fault. I enjoy it,’ confessed the actress, with the lie detector machine showing no movement.
No! ‘Have you been told who the next Bond is?’ came the next question, with Lashana answering plainly: ‘No,’ which led to the machine whirring, insinuating that she was lying
‘We won’t ask you again: Have you been told who the next Bond is?’ raged the furious detective.
‘No!’ giggled the actress as the machine whirred once again, while she insisted: ‘it’s a nervous laugh. Okay? Trust me I don’t know.’
After admitting to preferring James Bond to Jason Bourne (unsurprisingly) Leshana was asked: ‘Who would be your favourite to play the next Bond?’
Considering her answer carefully, the actress confessed: ‘I don’t know. I honestly don’t know. Which is true, isn’t it? I don’t know. There’s some good ideas out there, but I honestly don’t know. Just see who they choose.’
Stunning: Leshana posed in a stunning lilac gown for the virtual ceremony
As the detective moved to the next question, Lashana interrupted. Turning to the camera she asked: ‘Jack [Whitehall], was this your idea? Because I’m very uncomfortable.’
Back in the interrogation room, the actress was asked: ‘Do you Google yourself?’, ‘Yeh,’ admitted the star before laughing.
Finally, Lashana was asked: ‘Who is the GQ Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actress Of The Year?’
Looking to the camera, the James Bond actress said proudly: ‘I am. I’m gonna take this. Thank you so much. Okay bye,’ while collecting her physical GQ gong.
Read all about it: All of the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2020 winners have been interviewed and filmed by the publication
All of the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2020 winners have been interviewed and filmed by the publication, with creative production by Ridley Scott Creative Group’s Black Dog Films.
The full ceremony is now available to view via British GQ’s YouTube channel and the full list of winners can be found here: www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/gq-awards-2020-winners
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GQ MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020: ALL THE WINNERS
Iconic: John Boyega cemented his place as an icon when he used his profile to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement
WINNER: Captain Sir Tom Moore
WINNER: Ozzy Osbourne
Peroni Breakthrough Designer
WINNER: Daniel W Fletcher
Newcomer: Paul Mescal found overnight fame thanks to his lead role in Normal People
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actor
WINNER: Paul Mescal
WINNER: Tommy Hilfiger
Maddox Gallery Artist
WINNER: Charlie Mackesy
Inspiring: Captain Sir Tom Moore was honoured for his fundraising efforts for the NHS which inspired the nation
WINNER: John Boyega
Hugo Boss Breakthrough Actress
WINNER: Lashana Lynch
A lifetime in the industry: Ozzy Osbourne has spent 50 years entertaining as a heavy metal musician
WINNER: Marcus Rashford
WINNER: Lewis Hamilton
WINNER: Piers Morgan
New category: GMB host Piers Morgan was named TV Personality
WINNER: Shawn Mendes
WINNER: Patrick Hutchinson
WINNER: Michaela Coel
Solo star: Shawn Mendes received the Solo Artist award