Greek actress Tonia Sotiropoulou, who appears in the "Skyfall" pre-titles sequence, has given her first interview about 007...

Tonia Sotiropoulou Photoshoot

30th August 2012

Greek actress Tonia Sotiropoulou, who plays a small but glamorous part at the beginning of the new James Bond film "Skyfall", has given her first print interview and photoshoot to Status magazine in her native country. MI6 first revealed the role back in April.

The introduction to the article reads: "SEDUCING 007. A few months before the premiere of SKYFALL, where she's appearing as a Bond Girl next to Daniel Craig, Tonia Sotiropoulou knows that now, more than ever, she has to chase her dream. The one that led her away from Greece four years ago."

Talking about her work on the film, she said: "The first audition, I remember, was on a Friday. On Monday they called me and said I had an appointment with Sam Mendes. They didn't tell me I got the role, but I was sure. So I went and met him. He was very sweet and kind and at the end of our discussion he said "alright, see you in Turkey".

"I tried to look calm because there were a lot of production people there. I was suffering! When I finally came back home, I fell on my knees and started crying. But that's what I do with every role I take. It's a huge satisfaction seeing that a director wants to implement his vision through you."


Cilck here to view a photo gallery taken before her casting in "Skyfall"

Thanks to MI6 Community member 'gt007'.

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 Bond films.

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