MI6 reports on even more Brazilian beauties being
lined up for screentests for a potential
Craig in the 22nd James Bond
Bond 22 Pre-Production Diary (15)
19th October 2007
Earlier in the week, MI6
exclusively reported on three Brazilian models & actresses
that were lined up
for screentests for a potential Bond girl role opposite
Daniel Craig in his second outing as 007. The casting
notice dictated "a Latina actress in her late
twenties, preferably with South American roots", and
local agents have now come up with an even longer list
of prospective Bond girl candidates.
Early Runner Bows Out
Camila Alves, Juliana Paes
Lima were the first three
names to be revealed. Since then, Fernanda
Lima has discovered she is pregnant with twins. Her mother confirmed
that she has reluctantly had to pull her self out
of the running.
MI6 understands that local casting agent
Ruy Brito is organising screentests for the candidates in Rio,
and will send the tapes to production chiefs at the end
of the month. A further round of screentests will then take
place to determine final casting decisions. It is not known
how many actresses from other countries are under consideration.
Above: Fernanda Lima has removed
herself from the race to become the next Bond girl.
Six New Faces
New local talent added to the early screentest
roster includes Lívia
Rossi, Juliana Galvão, Michelle Alves, Ana Paula
Motta and Paula Franco.
Top Row: Lívia Rossi, Juliana
Galvão and Michelle Alves
Bottom Row: Ana Paula Araújo, Fernanda Motta and
Lívia Rossi and Juliana Galvão (27) are television
soap opera actresses, Michelle Alves (29) is a Victoria's Secret
model, Ana Paula Araújo (25) is a runway model, Fernanda
Motta (28) has had bit parts in TV including a US show "Yes,
Dear", and Paula Franco (28) has acted in several Brazilian
Despite local reports to
the contrary, Taís Araújo and Grazielli Massafera
have denied being contacted about the Bond 22 role.
Longtime Bond soundtrack writers David Arnold and Don Black
are said to have approached Finnish rocker Ville Valo,
lead singer of metal band HIM, to record the theme to the
James Bond film, according
to UK tabloid the Daily Star.
The 30-year-old rocker
was allegedly approached by the Bond team at the BMI
awards on Tuesday (16th October 2007)
where he was honoured for his hit Wings Of A Butterfly.
A source told newspaper, "David
Arnold and Don Black were in deep conversation with Ville
on the night. "They love the song that won him an
award. They think he has just the right ear to write
a classic Bond hit with them."