American star Mindy Kaling is reportedly set to play the Bond girl in the next edition of “James Bond” franchise. The Internet is buzzing with rumors that the creator of The Mindy Project could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.
UPDATE 20/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
The Oldest Bond girl ever
If she does sign on board Kaling, who is set to turn 40 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 Mindy 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 'Kaling to play Bond Girl' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Sunday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Mindy Kaling for Bond Girl.
“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Mindy.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) August 19, 2018
“She was perfect as Mindy Lahiri in ‘The Mindy Project’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) August 19, 2018
“A 39-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) August 19, 2018
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