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'Spectre' Gains a Third Bond Girl, and Monica Bellucci Calls Sam Mendes a Hero

By Cindy Davis | Industry | March 10, 2015 |

By Cindy Davis | Industry | March 10, 2015 |

We already know once is never enough for 007, and (apparently) neither are two gorgeous Bond girls. The already stunning international Spectre cast has gained a third mysterious friend or foe. In addition to Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci, Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge, Narcos) has been announced as “Estrella”:

Daniel Craig must have to pinch himself on a daily basis.

Speaking of Bond girls, Monica Bellucci recently spoke about that term, and her hero — Spectre director, Sam Mendes:

“My first thought was, “How can I be a Bond girl at 50? After my audition Sam Mendes told me that, for the first time in history, he wanted a woman of a similar age to the actor playing Bond. I told Sam he would be a hero among women for casting me in Spectre. Compared to the Bond girls who have gone before me, I am so much more mature. I’d prefer to be called a Bond woman or perhaps a Bond lady.”

Bellucci remained coy about rumors her character (Lucia Sciarra) is bisexual.

“Is that the rumour? I don’t know if I can answer that. Let the fantasies swirl around. People will find out the truth when they see the film.

All I can say about Lucia is that she brings to life the idea that femininity can be a thing of strength. In life and in movies, femininity is often depicted as a weakness. But not in Spectre.”

Bond 24 filming continues in Rome, where lucky locals have been watching the big chase scene play out in segments:

Since she’s currently in Rome with Craig, is it too much to hope that Bellucci’s Lucia will be driving one of those vehicles?

Spectre also stars Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista, and hits theaters November 6th.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter)

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