The James Bond film Spectre just got its newest Bond girl: Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman. The actress wrote on Instagram, “dreams do come true” after getting the job.
The studio announced the new cast member over Facebook.
“We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Sigman has joined the cast of Spectre as Estrella. The Mexican actress was the lead in the Academy Awards nominated Miss Bala (2011) and also starred in Norway’s submission for Best Film at this year’s Oscars, Pioneer (2013). Her recent TV appearances include, The Bridge (2013) and Narcos (2015).”
According to Fox New Latino, the 28-year-old from Ciudad Obregón will be the second Latina Bond girl, the first being Lupe Lamora, playing Talisa Soto in the 1989 film License To Kill.
Sigman may have landed the role, but she might be stuck in the shadow of the first “Bond woman.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Monica Bellucci will appear in Spectre as James Bond’s 50-year-old love interest. Before Bellucci, the oldest woman to play one of the British spy’s romantic interests was Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and was 39-years-old. When director Sam Mendes called Bellucci for the role, he described the character as a “mature woman.”
“For the first time in history, James Bond is going to have a story with a mature woman. The concept is revolutionary.”
Bellucci explained that she does not agree with the term “Bond girl.”
Bond will have a third love girl/woman in the upcoming movie, Léa Seydoux, played by Madeleine Swann.
As for the movie itself, according Mendes, the film will center completely around James Bond.
“In this movie, Spectre, what you have is a movie entirely driven by Bond. He is on a mission from the very beginning. He is on the hunt, on the trail of somebody.”
Mendes explained that Spectre will feature a new approach to telling a James Bond story. Originally, Spectre was supposed to be a remake, but the director insists that his film will contain features never seen before.
As for the rest of the cast, Daniel Craig will be reprising his role as James Bond. Christoph Waltz will be playing a “nemesis” for Bond. According to sources familiar with the script, Waltz’ character might be a “friend, or foe, or a bit of both.”
Dave Bautista will also be in the new film as Mr. Hinx.
The upcoming James Bond movie Spectre will hit theaters on November 5, 2015.
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