Xu Jinglei to be the next Bond Girl?

Xu Jinglei to play a 51-year-old Bond Girl?

Chinese star Xu Jinglei 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 Go Lala Go! or The Warlords could be cast as the female lead opposite Daniel Craig.

UPDATE 29/05/2024 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

The Oldest Bond girl ever

If she does sign on board Xu, who is set to turn 51 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 Jinglei 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 'Xu to play Bond Girl' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy

Twitter was flooded again Tuesday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Xu Jinglei for Bond Girl.

“She’ll be a great Bond girl. Bond girls are always brainy as well as sexy, and that’s totally Jinglei.”
— Sam Lopez (@slopezPR) May 28, 2024
“She was perfect as Liansheng in ‘The Warlords’, she will be tremendous portraying the iconic Bond girl role.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) May 28, 2024
“A 50-year-old Bond girl!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) May 28, 2024

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