Marcia Gay Harden to be the next Bond Girl?

Marcia Gay Harden to play a 61-year-old Bond Girl?

American star Marcia Gay Harden 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 Fifty Shades of Grey or Meet Joe Black could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.

UPDATE 12/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

The Oldest Bond girl ever

If she does sign on board Harden, who is set to turn 61 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 Marcia Gay 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 'Harden to play Bond Girl' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Saturday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Marcia Gay Harden for Bond Girl.

“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Marcia Gay.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) July 11, 2020
“She was perfect as Billie McCandless in ‘Into the Wild’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 11, 2020
“A 60-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 11, 2020

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