According to a rumor picked up on by MI6-HQ.com, Turkish actress Ebru Akel has auditioned for the role of the villain’s girlfriend.
The boffins over at “six” note that this would be the first “Turkish actress to play a significant role in a 007 film.”
As we know, permission was recently granted for James Bond 23 to shoot at a few key landmarks in the famed city of Istanbul.
Although, if MI6 can be believed (and they are notoriously well informed) Akel was not lucky enough to land a role in the Bond flick.
From this news we can safely assume that Istanbul will play a key part in Bond 23 – perhaps with the villain’s heritage stemming from Turkey.