In a wide-ranging interview with the Coventry
Telegraph, Harris talked about how the 'Bond Girl'
role has changed in recent years, and how she does not
feel she would be suitable for the classic interpretation.
never played a beautiful vacuous woman. I don't think
I'd be very good at it. So if that was the role, it wouldn't
appeal," she said.
"But I just don't think
Bond would be interested in a woman like that now. The
new Bond has to be intellectually stimulated by whoever
he's having his dalliances with," she says, giggling.
"What makes Bond films work is that
they're responsive to the times. Eva
in Casino Royale was
not scantily clad. She was an intelligent, strong, modern
"The older idea of the Bond movie is in
the past. Now it appeals to all generations, ages and sexes."