Lea Seydoux: I'm not a typical Bond girl
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 October 2015
Lea Seydoux says her casting in 'SPECTRE' was a deliberate "choice" to pick a "different" type of Bond girl
Lea Seydoux says her character in 'SPECTRE' is a "very different" type of Bond girl.
The French actress plays psychologist Dr. Madeleine Swann in the upcoming 007 movie and although she has nothing against the "cliché" Bond babes of the past she insists her casting and the role she plays prove the spy franchise has moved on.
Speaking in the new issue of Britain's Vogue magazine, she said: "I don't mind the cliché of the Bond girl. But Madeleine, she is very different. And to choose me as a Bond girl, it's a choice. A statement. I'm not the typical James Bond girl."
Although the Bond franchise is synonymous with the high-tech gadgets and weapon-filled cars supplied to 007 by Q, Seydoux is a total technophobe and can't even drive.
The 30-year-old screen beauty has confessed one of the best things about being an actress is that other people take care of these things for her.
She said: "I don't like modernity. I don't have television or the internet at home. The internet scares me. I can't drive a car. That is why I do this job. This is why I became an actress. So that people will take care of me. To be an actress is a refuge. You are taken everywhere, stay in wonderful hotels, everyone looks after you."
Seydoux stars in 'SPECTRE' with Daniel Craig - who is reprising his role as Bond for a fourth time - Monica Bellucci, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes.