French star Marianne Basler 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 in Rosa la rose, fille publique could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.
UPDATE 27/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
The Oldest Bond girl ever
If she does sign on board Basler, who is set to turn 58 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 Marianne 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 'Basler to play Bond Girl' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Monday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Marianne Basler for Bond Girl.
“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Marianne.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) July 26, 2021
“She was perfect in ‘The Public Woman’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) July 26, 2021
“A 57-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) July 26, 2021
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