Archive for department: "Bond Girls"

Miss Moneypenny to be amongst the action?

Eve Moneypenny revealed her true identity in the last seconds of Bond 23, Skyfall, and since then Naomie Harris, who plays the character, has continued to talk about her aspirations for the character. The James Bond fan site MI6-HQ says that the actress wants Moneypenny “in the midst of things.” But does that suit the iconic Ian Fleming creation of a desk secretary. Besides which, after her fieldwork foul up in Bond 23 the character was eager to take Bond’s “advice” and sit behind a desk.

“I’m all about empowered women so I really hope so. I’ll push for [more involvement] for sure.”

Would honouring Fleming’s character be deemed sexist in this age? The other side of this coin is this: after 50 years, things are going to be a little different, even in Bond’s world.

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Sexy Berenice Marlohe fronts “Skyfall” Heineken tie in campaign

Heineken/Skyfall advertising debuted on the internet today with a first look at the “Crack the Case” campaign designed to engage Bond fans around the world. The Skyfall tie-in campaign is known to star Daniel Craig in a high-action commerical but also, today, we found out that French Bernice Marlohe who plays Severine in Skyfall, will be part of Heniken’s international branding for the next few months.

Take a first look at Bernice in the photo shoot for Heineken…


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Berenice Marlohe covers GQ magazine

The latest Bond girl, Berenice Marlohe, who plays Severine in Skyfall, can be seen on the cover of GQ in this stunning new photoshoot:

The August issue of GQ in the UK boats an interview with new 007 director Sam Mendes.

Fans who have followed the franchise for the last few outings can expect a lot more in the way of media attention between now and October, when the film is on release in the UK.

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English model lets slip she is working on the “Skyfall” title sequence

MI6 spotted a tweet from Charlotte Edwards, who announced this week that she has a role in the title sequence of Skyfall. This is traditionally designed by Daniel Kleinman but last film, Quantum of Solace, the titles were handled by the studio, MK12, in favor with director Marc Forster.

Berenice Marlohe has wrapped on “Skyfall” and in attendance at Cannes film festival

The latest Bond girl has finished her 007 duties. Reports have surfaced that Berenice Marlohe finished filming Skyfall in her role as the enigmatic Severine last week.

She is scheduled to attend the debut screening of the Skyfall trailer at Cannes before a screening of From Russia With Love.

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Another James Bond girl confirmed for Skyfall

British Bond site MI6 were the first to break the news that Tonia Sotiropoulou, a Greek actress, will be playing a role in the pre titles sequence set in Turkey.

The news hit all the major sources today after MI6 found the actress had left her privacy settings on Facebook the default… wide open!

She thanked her friends and family and reportedly said the following to her local papers: “This is the happiest day of my life so far! I feel very lucky and blessed, but basically, I am very grateful that this happened, for my family and my friends who believe in me and support trying to do. I will do the best, I am very proud because somehow it might be something that will advertise in Greece and I am happy about it.”


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Severine will be a ‘Bond lady’, not a ‘Bond girl’

The French actress Bérénice Marlohe spoke to the Daily Mail to discuss her perceptions of the Bond girl stereotype.

She insisted in the interview that she would not be a good Bond girl, and she sees herself as Bond woman:

I definitely see myself more as a Bond Lady than a Bond Girl,’ she adds. ‘The idea of a Bond Girl can be very confusing. As an actress, I know it can be a trap because you’re not sure what people expect. I think it’s quickly changing direction now. You’re more at liberty to develop a real character rather than something abstract. There is more scope now within the Bond movies to create a strong, independent woman.”

Skyfall is Marlohe’s first English language film and she had to work hard to get herself an audition:

“When I heard there were going to be auditions in Paris I switched on my computer and tried to get contact details for anyone involved in this project – emails, phone numbers, whatever I could get hold of. I managed to track down Sam Mendes’s agent but nothing came of that. Then I met Debbie McWilliams, the casting director, which led me to Sam and the producers, then finally to Daniel Craig.”

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Naomie Harris says her character, Eve, ‘kicks ass’

Whilst promoting her new film The First Grader, Naomie Harris explained a little more about the kind of things she is doing on Bond 23, now known as Skyfall.

Eve kicks ass. I’m loving it at the moment. I am such a pacifist, I never thought I would enjoy firing guns but, in the safety of the gun range and at a target board, it’s so much fun.

Harris admitted to Adelaide Now that she was worried about the high profile role in James Bond: “I did worry about it a bit. My agent said to me: `It’s unlike anything else you have done before, just be prepared’.”

“I’m doing gyrotonics (a fluid training style that blends movements of yoga, dance, gymnastics, tai chi and swimming on a machine) twice a week and I have a yoga teacher three times a week who also takes me jogging.”

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Hong Kong beauty Tang Wei may be in the running for Asian Bond girl

MI6 has picked up on a rumor circulating in the Hong Kong papers: James Bond 23 director Sam Mendes is looking to Asia to cast a Bond girl.

Apparently, of the 100+ contenders interviewed by EON Productions, Tang Wei is top of the list and her grasp of English is excellent.

MI6 writes that: “The role will be on the wrong side of 007 as scouts were looking for a sexy actress that can exude an evil.”

Other contenders include Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing, Shu Qi and Josie Ho.

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Brianna Meighan rumored for Bond girl role in Bond 23

According to reports of rumors sent in to today Brianna Meighan is in the running for the villain’s girlfriend role. Meighan might have already been a Bond girl, having had a cameo part in Quantum of Solace. As fans of the franchise will know, Bond has frequently been one for repeat castings with actors such as Shane Rimmer appearing in multiple Bond films as different characters.

Meighan is a 29 year old native of Virginia and has found work on E! Entertainment channel as well as fashion modeling.

Our source claims insider knowledge and to be connected to Pinewood, but details are scarce.

Two gorgeous girls are already known hot contenders for a role.

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