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Monica Bellucci prefers to be called a 'Bond lady'

London: Actress Monica Bellucci, who will play the James Bond's new love interest in “Spectre”, says she wants to be called a “Bond lady” instead of “Bond girl”.The 50-year-old, who will star opposite Daniel Craig,

IANS [ Updated: February 24, 2015 23:31 IST ]
monica bellucci prefers to be called a bond lady
monica bellucci prefers to be called a bond lady

London: Actress Monica Bellucci, who will play the James Bond's new love interest in “Spectre”, says she wants to be called a “Bond lady” instead of “Bond girl”.

The 50-year-old, who will star opposite Daniel Craig, 46, in the film believes the youthful term “Bond girl” is no longer applicable to her character, reports dailymail.co.uk.

“My first thought was, 'How can I be a Bond girl at 50?' After my audition (director) Sam Mendes told me that, for the first time in history, he wanted a woman of a similar age to the actor playing Bond," she said.

"I told Sam he would be a hero among women for casting me in 'Spectre'.

“Compared to the Bond girls who have gone before me, I am so much more mature. I'd prefer to be called a Bond woman or perhaps a Bond lady,” she added.

'Spectre' is slated to release Nov 6, 2015.

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