American star Ellen Burstyn is reportedly set to play the Bond girl in the next edition of “James Bond” franchise. The Internet is buzzing with rumors that the actress best known for her roles in Requiem for a Dream, The Exorcist or The Last Picture Show could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.
UPDATE 18/09/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
The Oldest Bond girl ever
If she does sign on board Burstyn, who is set to turn 87 next year, would technically become the oldest Bond girl in the franchise's history. Honor Blackman, the previous holder of that title, was 39 when she played Goldfinger's Pussy Galore opposite Sean Connery's 33-year-old 007 in 1964.
“The producers have tried to get Ellen before, but she has never been available because of other commitments,” a source close to the production said about the actress. “The discussions have been going on for some time and they are working out the contract details now.”
This 'Burstyn to play Bond Girl' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Ellen Burstyn for Bond Girl.
“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Ellen.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) September 17, 2019
“She was perfect as Barb Weaver in ‘Draft Day’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) September 17, 2019
“A 86-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) September 17, 2019
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