Lea Seydoux, Bond Girl. Not what we expected. Nonetheless, Seydoux, a French actress, has landed the coveted role as the next Bond Girl in the still to be named 24th film in the James Bond series.
The French actress, who earned critical acclaim for Blue is the Warmest Colour last year, will star alongside Daniel Craig in the as-yet-untitled Bond 24 movie, reports the Daily Mail.
Seydoux won over director Sam Mendes and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, who were originally planning to cast a Scandinavian star in the film but changed their minds in favour of the Parisian beauty. (Mirror)
Important note here: Lea Seydoux won Mr. Skin’s award for best nude scene of 2013 for her role in Blue is the Warmest Colour. Seydoux, 29, has also previously appeared in the well-known films Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Inglourious Basterds.
It’s also interesting to note that two British models Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne were reportedly in the running for the role (and we wholeheartedly approved of both), yet the report states they were looking for a Scandinavian star. I wonder who they had in mind?