Dame Diana Rigg slams George Lazenby as 'stupid' and 'ghastly'
In her Edinburgh Fringe television show, presenter Sue Perkins interviewed former Bond girl Dame Diana Rigg about her new show and her past on stage and screen earlier this week. When talk came to her Bond role, Perkins described her as "the only girl who Bond wanted to marry."
Rigg: I know and what a James Bond that was. He was a nightmare! Oh God, I wish it had have been Roger or Sean but no... I got George.
Perkins: What was so bad about George?
Rigg: Well he was stupid for starters. He was ghastly. He had read too many film magazines and thought that was the way you have to behave. Oh, he was ghastly. And I had to marry the man!
Perkins: Well, not for very long.
Rigg: No, thank God! When the shot went through the temple I went 'Uh, thank God.'
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