SPECTRE, from left: Monica Bellucci, Daniel Craig, 2015. ph: Jonathan Olley/© Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Monica Bellucci and Daniel Craig in 2015’s Spectre. (Columbia Images/Everett Sequence)

On the age of 50, Monica Bellucci become the oldest actor to ever be forged as a Bond ‘woman’ in 2015’s Spectre.

Her look as Lucia Sciarra, opposite Daniel Craig’s 47-year-passe James Bond, become hailed as a principal step forward for the note assortment, but had things grew to change into out in a totally different scheme, she’s going to comprise regarded in a Bond film grand earlier.

It’s properly-identified that the Italian star of Irréversible came shut to taking half in Paris Carver opposite Pierce Brosnan in 1997’s Day after recently By no approach Dies, prior to dropping out to the more US box place of work friendly Teri Hatcher

“[Monica] video display screen-tested to be a Bond woman a whereas reduction and the fools mentioned no. Teri Hatcher stole the day as a replacement,” Brosnan as soon as lamented. And now a recent interview with Colin Salmon has revealed that Bellucci had a 2d shut to pass over too.

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“She came in twice, as soon as for Day after recently By no approach Dies, and as soon as for The World Is No longer Ample,” the actor revealed on the SpyHards podcast. Moreover to taking half in MI6 Deputy Chief of Group in every of these movies, Salmon become additionally employed to screentest doable female co-stars for Pierce Brosnan, filling in as 007 to act out scenes from the movies.

Sophie Marceau and Pierce Brosnan as Elektra King and James Bond in The World Is Not Enough (MGM)

Sophie Marceau and Pierce Brosnan as Elektra King and James Bond in The World Is No longer Ample (MGM)

Bellucci’s The World Is No longer Ample screentest seen her attempting out for the characteristic of Elektra King — performed in the film by Sophie Marceau — they in most cases aged the scene the put the villainess tortures Bond.

“She straddled me, then strapped me to a chair and licked my face”, Salmon says, alongside with that he told the producers “give her something else she needs, please!”

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“I went and had lunch alongside with her as I seen her English become no longer up to the put it needs to be, I supplied to slump the lines alongside with her,” provides Salmon, “I become so blissful to search around for her in Spectre.”

Monica Bellucci at the13 Parures Pour Le 13 - One Hundred Years Of Cartier Celebrated In Paris. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)

Monica Bellucci at an event in 1999. (Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)

On the opposite hand, it wasn’t meant to be and Bellucci went on to change into a family title with out Bond, starring in 2002’s controversial Irréversible, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions and The Passion of the Christ.

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The Bond producers never forgot her even supposing and it become third time lucky, performing in 2015’s Spectre. “In contrast with the Bond girls who comprise gone prior to, I’m to this point more passe,” mentioned Bellucci. “I’d scheme shut to be called a Bond woman or perhaps a Bond woman.”

From left to right, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan as 007, English actor Colin Salmon as Charles Robinson and American actress Denise Richards as Dr Christmas Jones in a scene from the James Bond film 'The World Is Not Enough', 1999. (Photo by Keith Hamshere/Getty Images)

Pierce Brosnan as 007, Colin Salmon as Charles Robinson and Denise Richards as Dr Christmas Jones in The World Is No longer Ample. (Keith Hamshere/Getty Images)

“Speaking about her shut to misses in 2015, Bond producer Barbara Broccoli mentioned: “We had wanted her a pair of times previously, and it didn’t determine. I become in actuality that she become going to be the one who acquired away.

I couldn’t be more blissful that we sooner or later acquired her in a Bond film, and in a terribly extensive characteristic.”

The SpyHards interview with Colin Salmon is out now.

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