Maggie Smith to be the next Bond Girl?

Maggie Smith to play a 86-year-old Bond Girl?

British star Maggie Smith 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 Harry Potter, Sister Act or Downton Abbey could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.

UPDATE 14/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

The Oldest Bond girl ever

If she does sign on board Smith, who is set to turn 86 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 Maggie 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 'Smith 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 Maggie Smith for Bond Girl.

“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Maggie.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) August 13, 2020
“She was perfect as Minerva McGonagall in ‘Harry Potter’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 13, 2020
“A 85-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 13, 2020

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