Monday, March 29, 2010

RACHEL WEISZ IN JAMES BOND?

Since young beauties Freida Pinto and Olivia Wilde have refused roles in the latest James Bond film, the producers have found another actress who might play the main vixen in the film. According to "CinemaBlend" Rachel Weisz could be the villain in "James Bond 23":
They're considering Weisz to play the head of Quantum, the secret organization responsible for all the bad guy activity in the last two films. More than just another Bond babe, she'd be the mastermind pulling the strings behind everything that's happened in Daniel Craig's Bond movies so far, and the architect of James Bond's suffering.
The most interesting thing is that the director of the movie will be Sam Mendes, and you all know that he and Rachel were lovers back in the 90's. If you ask me, I've always thought Bond girl roles are degrading to all actresses (career-wise), and I don't remember any of them having any use from it, beside becoming sex symbols, so Rachel definitely doesn't need this job.

20 comments:

  1. Rachel Weisz would be a great Bond villain, i'm already sold.

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  2. Rachel Weisz is super sexy and can pull off just about any role she goes for. I'd watch it. Is Daniel Craig still James Bond?

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  3. Dawn, yes, we still have the James BLond :)

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  4. She'll play a bad girl? I'm all for it!

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  5. she'll be an evil mastermind, if this gossip proves true :)

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  6. It would be incredible.

    Simon

    http://simonandjofilmshow.podOmatic.com

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  7. Olá Dezmond
    É bom ficar sabendo dos bastidores das filmagens, antes que elas aconteçam.
    Um abraço

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  8. Someone has to play the evil vixen Dezz... :)

    It might as well be Rachel. Not like it's gonna hurt her career playing such role. She's certainly doesn't need recognition or anything else from this role, but she could play it if she wishes so. A little variety and change of scenery won't hurt her. She won't be remembered a Bond girl anyway. Like we don't remember Hally Berry as Bond girl only.

    Anyway, I still can't muster any real interest in seeing this new James Bond. No matter who they chose for Craig's partner or adversary (male or female). I managed to see trough casino Royale, but that's it. I don't like this Bond revival at all. Don't like its general direction, don't like the scripts, don't like Bond's character, and don't particularly like Craig in that role.

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  9. Pinto? Isn't that the chick from Slum Dog? I'm glad she passed. But Olivia Wilde would have made a great Bond Girl. As a Bond enthusiast I'm not sold on Weisz as a Bond girl or a villain, I don't find her that drop dead gorgeous and her playing a villain, would be like Jolie playing a nun, just out of place. Now Jolie would make a good Bond villain if done right.

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  10. I take Rachel Weisz, great casting in my opinion. She's such a great actress.

    And Jolie would suck.

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  11. @Freddy - any reason why Jolie would suck? Or you just don't happen to like her? Jolie would work if the character wasn't campy, like the female villain in Goldeneye was. If it was a well written script and character she would work quite well. I'm not a big Jolie fan myself, but to ignore the fact that she has all the qualities of a Bond girl is foolish, plus she has an exotic and evil look to her, Wanted is a decent example.

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  12. @Bels
    but you do know about the Bond Girl Curse - almost all of the girls who appeared in that role had a downfall in their career (Terry Hatcher being the only exception as far as I can remember). But I totally agree with you on Bond (and now Answer will get a license to kill me :P) I don't like the revival as well.

    @Answer
    Yes, that's Pinto (she will star in Tarsem epic sensation WAR OF THE GODS). I guess Rachel would've been an intellectual, smart villain with a great dose of elegance, wit and inner charm. She has the voice for it :)

    @Freddy
    Hey, Freddy, welcome to HOLLYWOOD SPY, hope we'll see you here often :)

    @Wanderlay
    Obrigado pelo elogio, calorosas saudações :))

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  13. And I agree with Answer that there is some pure evil in Angelina :) and thus she would be a great in the role but I don't think they would offer it to her, nor that she would accept it, but who knows :))

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  14. @Dezmond - Only reason I brought up Angelina was I think you had posted something about her possibly wanting or being considered for the role a while back.

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  15. I would be happy to see Rachel Weisz in any role!

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  16. Rachel gets my vote, but the drafting of Sam Mendes as director shows they've learned nothing from the disaster of Quantum of Solace. Bring your sleeping bags, folks.

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  17. Really interesting. I would love to see her in that role.

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  18. Matty, I share you fears, Mendes isn't really one of those exciting directors.

    Jaccsy, it seems most people would like it too :))

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  19. I think the latest 2 bonds have been less degrading than previous ones. They've actually had some meat to the roles, which is nice.

    As Marko said, she doesn't need the recognition, but it would be a fun change for her! Imagine how much fun a role like this is for a serious actress.

    Also, it's nice to see someone older in the role. Gives it more credit, in my eyes.

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  20. Chels, you didn't read it well - I didn't mean degrading to her as being a woman, but degrading to her career, since all the actresses who star in this role never seem to go up after it but have a downfall in their careers. Sophie Marco, Eva Green, Halle Berry have been much more popular and successful before they took roles in Bond, and they are just a few examples, there are many others.

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