New Bond film Spectre has the world waiting with baited breath…and guess what peeps? There’s not long to go! Yay! Pretty soon we’ll be getting our Daniel Craig Bond fix, and we can’t wait.
But enough about him, in anticipation for the release, Cineworld have found out who everyone’s favourite Bond girl is… and it’s not who might immediatelly pop to mind. Forget Halle Berry as Jinx or Denise Richards as Dr Christmas Jones, for the everyone’s favourite Bond girl is, in fact…
Yep, the one and only Judi Dench! Cineworld polled 3,000 of their Unlimited Card members to find out who the ultimate Bond girl is and Judi, who played the late M, Bond’s boss and close friend, stole the crown. The 80-year-old nabbed 26% of the votes, with fans of the franchise saying they’d love to see her back on screen. She was followed by Eva Green in second spot, as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale and Halle Berry’s Jinx in Die Another Day came third place.
But we wonder whether any of the new actresses in Spectre could compete next year. Ever since the trailer aired, the LOOK offices have been all in a flap about the forthcoming flick, and now we’ve seen the film – at a special preview screening – we can say it definitely lives up to the hype.
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond for the fourth time with the Bond villain played by Christoph Waltz, new MI6 boss M played by Ralph Fiennes and a whole host of Bond girls packing a punch with Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Naomie Harris making up the cast.
When it comes to the girls, there’s been a whole lot of talk about Monica Bellucci, who – at 50 years old – is the oldest Bond girl in history. The stunning actress, who has been calling herself a ‘Bond woman’ rather than a girl, was chosen by Director Sam Mendes for this revolutionary role where 30-year-old Bond will finally have a relationship with an older woman.
In an interview with Event magazine, Monica spoke out about how positive the message is.
“Many 50-year-old women feel invisible to men, but it doesn’t have to be that way. What is the problem with a man of 30 being with a woman of 50?” The gorgeous actress added, “True sexiness is in the mind, the imagination and not in the age of the body.” Well put we say.
But Monica isn’t the only gorgeous lady featuring in Spectre. One of fashion’s favourite ladies, Léa Seydoux is also part of the film and for that, we couldn’t be more excited. The stunning star has been making stylish statement on red carpets for years and has also appeared in campaigns for the like of Miu Miu and Prada.
Even better news? And it looks as if this fashionable Bond girl is actually a high street fan. Shunning designer frocks, this gal was decked out in an amazing Ghost gown, which you can nab for youself for £225. It comes in a huge range of colours, but we think we’ll be plumping for the same hue as the Bond gal.
Also, let’s not forget the fact that the lovely Sam Smith has become Bond’s newest theme voice, and can we just say that the video for Writing’s On The Wall hasn’t left our screens either.
The emotionally-charged video features tonnes of clips from the Spectre movie, as well as seeing Sam singing sombrely in front of a line of coffins draped with Union Jack flags. If you haven’t seen it yet, then be sure to check it out at the end of the page.
In the latest Spectre vlog, though, Mr Smith revealed that it was thanks to the “cockiest email” he has ever sent that he managed to secure the job.
Cocky or not, the artist has since made two Guiness World Records with both Writing’s On The Wall and his album In The Lonely Hour, leading producer Barbara to believe that they “couldn’t have picked anybody better.”
She added: “I think Sam’s version will go down as being one of the greatest Bond songs in history.” Hear, hear.
Writing’s On The Wall had its first play on Radio 1 Nick Grimshaw’s Breakfast Show last month. But while we loved it, it kind of divided opinion on Twitter at the time…
The singer has described recording the song as ‘one of the highlights of [his] career’, with Sam becoming the first solo male British act to perform a Bond theme song since 1964. But what did the audience think?
‘Very haunting and wonderfully orchestrated’, tweeted former Bond actor Sir Roger Moore. But others were quick to object.
‘Such a step down from Skyfall. Bond songs need power, and there’s none whatsoever in Writing’s on the Wall. Such a shame’, tweeted one user. Eek.
Listen to it for yourself here and let us know what you think…
Speaking of the opportunity, Sam added: “I am so excited to be part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations.”
And finally, while we’re seriously excited to see Daniel Craig back as Bond in Spectre, it seems none of us can stop speculating about WHO will be playing Bond next time round. Recent rumours have even been pointing to David Beckham… Can you imagine?!
After much speculation, the former footballer’s rep finally addressed the rumours. But you’re not going to like what they said. According to Mail Online, David’s rep has denied that he’ll be taking the role. Noooo.
Since, rumour has it that Homeland actor Damian Lewis has been given the “unoffiical nod” that he would be the producers’ first choice.
Meanwhile, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Hugh Jackman are all still in the running… Who’s your favourite to play the special agent next?
With so much excitement surrounding Spectre we honestly cannot wait for it hit theatres. October 26th is the official release date, so make sure you book your tickets as soon as possible (if you haven’t already).
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By Amy de Klerk