Actresses and models who screentested for a Bond
Girl role in "Skyfall" are starting to come forward...
Update 10/04/12: Monica Gabor
Bond Girl Candidates
20th March 2012 / 10th April 2012
Bérénice Marlohe explained
the lengths she went to in order to
secure an audition which ultimately led to her winning a Bond
Girl part in the new James Bond film "Skyfall".
Now some of the losing candidates are coming out of the woodwork
and talking about their brief encounters with 007.
Romanian model Monica Gabor (pictured below)
turned down a role in 'Skyfall' according to press reports in
The 25 year-old reportedly walked away from an on-screen fling
with 007 after her husband Irinel Columbeanu, a wealthy businessman
30 years her senior, disapproved. The couple say she is stepping
away from any publicity to raise a family. Gabor was voted the
sexiest woman in Romania by FHM, and won Top Model Romania in
2005 before giving birth to her first daughter in 2007. It is
not known which part she declined, but it is suspected to be
the small Bond Girl role recently
secured by Greek actress Tonia Sotiropoulou just a few weeks
before her filming starts in Turkey this month.
Jessica Gomes (pictured below), an Australian
model of Singaporean-Chinese and Portuguese heritage, and who
has appeared in five consecutive
Swimsuit editions of Sports Illustrated magazine, told press
in her home country that she performed a screentest for "Skyfall" last
year whilst in Korea where she was taking part in 'Dancing with
"I am sure they got the whole world to audition for that
one," Gomes said. "She (a Bond girl) is powerful, sophisticated
and ready to take on the world and fight bad guys. She is awesome.
It is definitely a great fantasy."
It is not known what part 26 year-old Gomes
was auditioning for. Perhaps the Sévérine role
that Marlohe ultimately landed?
Fellow Australian model Nicole Trunfio (pictured below), was
also screentested for "Skyfall".
The 23rd James Bond
film, "Skyfall", commenced principal studio photography on 7th November
2011 for a UK
release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November
9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's
23rd adventure in
partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Daniel Craig will
be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi
Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal
Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe,
Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw.
The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England;
Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.
It will be the longest gap between Bond movies without
a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of
the EON Productions series of James