It wouldn’t be a Bond movie if it wasn’t for the added touch of the beautiful women who keep Bond on his toes. In Spectre, Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci heat things alongside Daniel Craig.
In the much-anticipated Bond movie SPECTRE, Bond(Daniel Craig) once again is drawn to danger when after receiving a cryptic message from the past leads him to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets a beautiful widow (Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.
The danger of course is one thing. But it wouldn’t be much of a Bond movie without the powerful women Bond is drawn to. The first female to fall under his spell is Estrella,Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman, whose company he enjoys while working in Mexico City.
“The opening scenes of the film starts with Bond and Estrella celebrating the Day of the Dead in this amazing location with thousands of people,” says Mexican actress actress Stephanie Sigman, who first catches Bond’s eye. “It is a beautiful scene because it’s very close to the reality of how we celebrate that day in Mexico. That was very nice for me, being Mexican, and it wasn’t difficult to get fully immersed in the scenes.”
For the role of the beautiful widow Lucia Sciarra, who holds a lot of secrets, Bellucci was right on board. “I said yes right away because I was very happy to work with Sam Mendes and to be part of this project,” Bellucci explains. “I have so much respect for the James Bond films in general because I think they are such a big part of cinema history. And I respect so much all the James Bond girls; I think they are beautiful actresses and talented and it was very interesting for me to be part of this history.”
Another woman playing a pivotal role in SPECTRE is Madeleine Swann, who played by French actress Léa Seydoux. “She’s a doctor and she’s a strong woman,” Seydoux says of her character. “She is intelligent, independent and she doesn’t want anything to do with Bond when she meets him for the first time. She’s not impressed.”
As the story progresses, however, events force a change in their dynamic, and their relationship softens. “She understands Bond very well because she has an insight into the world that he lives in,” the actress continues. “For his mission he needs to understand things from his past and he needs Madeleine for the information she can provide. Eventually, it is a very strong relationship between them.”
In this video feature, Bellucci, Seydoux and director Sam Mendez talk about their role in the movie and what it’s like to be a Bond girl.
SPECTRE opens in theatres on November 6, and stars Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, with Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes as “M.” Directed by Sam Mendes.