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Skyfall Finds New Bond Girl
Tonia Sotiropoulou will romance Craig

05 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: MI6 News

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Skyfall Finds New Bond Girl

Though Sam Mendes and his Skyfall cast and crew have been shooting for a while, the usual mammoth Bond production schedule means there is still the chance for cast members to parachute in. Case in point: one Tonia Sotiropoulou, who has announced via Facebook that she’s won a small role as a Bond girl in the film.

While the EON team would probably have preferred that the Greek actress waited, there’s no denying the pure enthusiasm in her announcement, picked up by the watchful news scanners of Bond fan site MI6: "Dear friends I officially announce I got a part in J. Bond new film!!! Turkey here I come! Thank u all for you love and support! This is officially the happiest day of my life bitches!!!!” Not your average well-sculpted press release...

She was a little less OTT talking to a Greek paper, but no less joyous: "This is the happiest day of my life so far! I feel very lucky and blessed, but basically, I am very grateful that this happened, for my family and my friends who believe in me. I will do the best, I am very proud because somehow it might be something that will advertise in Greece and I am happy about it."

Apparently, she first came to the producers’ attention when she auditioned for the Severine role, which eventually went to Berenice Marlohe. But her management team re-submitted her for a small role, that of a girl who briefly romances Daniel Craig's Bond in an early scene.

Sotiropoulou has appeared in several Greek TV series and has a role in upcoming horror film Berberian Sound Studio alongside Toby Jones. Oh, and she was also part of Martha Fiennes Nativity art project in London's Covent Garden last year.


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That said...
... I think Skyfall (although still not sure about the name), will be fantastic with Mendes as the helm. Now if only we could get Christopher Nolan to direct a Bond film... More

Posted by evilpickle4 at 08:03 on 08 April 2012 | Report This Post

Answer to King of Kafiristan...
I refer to QoS as "half-arsed" because there was no story, no characterisation and certainly no sense to the movie. Did you really get something out of that film? I will admit that the opening sequence car chase was great. But from Bond's pointless opening words "It's time to get out" to the end scene of dropping the necklace in the snow, there is no story. Craig walks around with as much emotion as the Terminator on prozac. Oh, I could go on to include detached set-piec More

Posted by evilpickle4 at 08:01 on 08 April 2012 | Report This Post

Answer to King of Kafiristan...
I refer to QoS as "half-arsed" because there was no story, no characterisation and certainly no sense to the movie. Did you really get something out of that film? I will admit that the opening sequence car chase was great. But from Bond's pointless opening words "It's time to get out" to the end scene of dropping the necklace in the snow, there is no story. Craig walks around with as much emotion as the Terminator on prozac. Oh, I could go on to include detached set-piec More

Posted by evilpickle4 at 08:01 on 08 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: OK, if no-one else will say it...
Dunno what tramps you've been looking at lately mate but please tell me where to find them, coz if they look like her I'd happily bum around with them! What a catch! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 23:29 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: OK, if no-one else will say it...
She's probably lovely, but she looks like a tramp in this picture. More

Posted by sifter132 at 23:14 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: OK, if no-one else will say it...
L: evilpickle4 ... Schwing!! On a serious note, with the release date in Oct 2012, and the note above stating that there is "still a chance for cast members to parachute in", that this film will not have the half-arsed rushed feeling of QOS. Bond deserves better. Still one of the cinema moments of 2012 though. Bond always is. agree that SKYFALL should (and I believe will) be special, but I just wanted to take issue the characterization of QOS as "half assed". I think the fil More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 20:11 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: OK, if no-one else will say it...
J. Bond makes Porn flicks in Turkey, this news is aaaaall wrong, shes in for a bit of a shock bitches. /size] More

Posted by Beno at 17:22 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: OK, if no-one else will say it...
The content and tone of FACEBOOK announcement is startlingly unprofessional, but a tad hilarious all the same. Best of luck to her. The Turkey location filming should be a blast! More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 17:11 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

OK, if no-one else will say it...
... Schwing!! On a serious note, with the release date in Oct 2012, and the note above stating that there is "still a chance for cast members to parachute in", that this film will not have the half-arsed rushed feeling of QOS. Bond deserves better. Still one of the cinema moments of 2012 though. Bond always is. More

Posted by evilpickle4 at 15:44 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post


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