Known for her role in The Matrix Reloaded, Irreversible and Malena, actress Monica Belluci will be playing James Bond’s love interest in the upcoming film Spectre. The actress identifies herself as the Bond Lady and not the Bond girl. According to the The Guardian newspaper, the 50-year-old says she is too mature to be a Bond girl.
Monica stated, “I can’t say I’m a Bond girl because I’m too mature to be a Bond girl. I say Bond lady; Bond woman. But I’m proud to be a Bond lady, because actually, Bond is the most amazing man. You know why? Because he doesn’t exist”.
The Italian actress talked about the director Sam Mendes and said, “Men have the power in everything: journalism, acting, direction; in banks, finances, schools. All the laws are made by men. Men think that women, when they’re not able to procreate any more, become old. That is not true – they are still amazing! That’s why I think that Sam Mendes in choosing me, an adult woman, created a big revolution”.