American star Kelly Ripa is reportedly set to play the Bond girl in the next edition of “James Bond” franchise. The Internet is buzzing with rumors that the host of ‘Live! with Kelly and Michael’ could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.
UPDATE 25/04/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
The Oldest Bond girl ever
If she does sign on board Ripa, who is set to turn 49 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 Kelly 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 'Ripa to play Bond Girl' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Wednesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Kelly Ripa for Bond Girl.
“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Kelly.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) April 24, 2019
“She was perfect as Hayley Vaughan in ‘All My Children’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) April 24, 2019
“A 48-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) April 24, 2019
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