Lea Seydoux says Spectre casting felt 'like a dream'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 March 2015
Lea Seydoux

Lea Seydoux

Lea Seydoux has revealed she was invited to star in the new James Bond film during a lunchtime chat with director Sam Mendes

Lea Seydoux says her casting in 'Spectre' felt "like a dream".

The 29-year-old French actress has revealed she was invited to star alongside Daniel Craig in the eagerly-awaited new Bond movie during a lunchtime conversation with director Sam Mendes, who also helmed the 2012 hit 'Skyfall'.

She recalled: "Sam invited me for lunch and said, 'Do you want to be part of the film?' And I said yes.

"But for me it wasn't really real. I felt I was in a dream. So I was, 'Yeah ... I mean, yes'."

Lea also claimed to be in the dark about specific aspects of the plot, which is a closely-guarded secret among people connected to the film.

She told ITV's 'Lorraine': "I like that it's a question. They'll see, you'll see. I mean, even me I haven't seen anything."

Meanwhile, 'Spectre' producer Michael G Wilson recently denied that the script was significantly changed to secure incentives in Mexico.

The producer conceded there were incentives linked to 'Spectre', but insisted they weren't anything unusual in the film industry.

He explained: "Everywhere we go we have incentives.

"Sometimes they're taxes; sometimes they're other kind of incentives. You can get co-operation, you can get things you would usually pay for for free and all that."


  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…