Monica Bellucci: Daniel Craig is 'so generous'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 October 2015
Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci

Monica Bellucci says her 'SPECTRE co-star Daniel Craig never once made her feel "uncomfortable" during their intimate scenes

Monica Bellucci says Daniel Craig is "so generous."

The 'SPECTRE' star portrays widow Lucia Sciarra in the new movie opposite the 47-year-old actor's alter-ego James Bond and has admitted he never once made her feel "uncomfortable" during their intimate scenes.

She explained: "Daniel is so generous as an actor and a man, so I was never uncomfortable.

"When you have to do intimate scenes with someone, it's so important for the chemistry to be there - because then it becomes more like a tango."

She added to the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine: "But I don't think it's a coincidence that a lot of roles I'm playing now are women coming out of the darkness into the light because I do feel that ageing has given me a new freedom."

The 51-year-old beauty - who is the oldest Bond Girl in the franchise's history - initially thought director Sam Mendes was casting her as the new M, formerly played by Dame Judi Dench, due to her age.

She explained: "I assumed they wanted me to play the new M. I really did but when Sam explained that he wanted 'an adult woman to seduce Bond for the first time,' I realised that this was going to revolutionary. It's such a beautiful example to set for other actresses - and other women."


  • 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…