British star Lesley-Anne Down 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 role on the television series The Bold and the Beautiful could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.
UPDATE 17/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
The Oldest Bond girl ever
If she does sign on board Down, who is set to turn 65 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 Lesley-Anne 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 'Down to play Bond Girl' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Thursday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Lesley-Anne Down for Bond Girl.
“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Lesley-Anne.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) August 16, 2018
“She was perfect as Stephanie Rogers in ‘Dallas’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 16, 2018
“A 64-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 16, 2018
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