Lois Chiles reflects on her time as a Bond girl in the Moore era
"You have to realize this was the 1970s and women were very upset about being portrayed as sexual objects," says Chiles" So becoming a Bond girl was not necessarily desirable. There was also this stigma that this was the peak and you were never going to work again. That was painful to hear."
But there was a silver lining: "In a way, Holly was a bridge to the future. The previous Bond film, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” was fabulous but Barbara Bach’s character was far more sexual than Holly. Wearing that yellow spacesuit during much of the movie didn’t make me very alluring, and some fans were disappointed. But it was their concession to the women’s movement."
She has positive hopes for newcomer and "Skyfall" star, Berenice Marlohe, saying that Bond films, “take you around the world both literally and metaphorically. It’s become such a big franchise. “Skyfall” will be a springboard for her because she’ll now be known worldwide and become a bankable commodity. I would tell her to enjoy the ride.”
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