Norwegian actress Synnove Macody Lund has confirmed
she has screentested for a Bond Girl role in the upcoming 24th
James Bond adventure,
which starts shooting in October.
The 38 year-old first got the attention of producers
when she starred in the critically acclaimed 2011 Norwegian thriller "Headhunters",
which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at that year's
BAFTA awards. Before Mendes was re-hired for Bond 24, "Headhunters" director
Morten Tyldum was being prepared for the job.
Synnove performed her Bond
24 screentest in Copenhagen, Denmark,
and is understood to be one of eight contenders for the Scandinavian
a troubled past who will serve as a brief love interest for Bond."
Recently in Norwegian press she confirmed a meeting with Sam
Mendes at Pinewood: "I
went on to meet with Sam Mendes at Pinewood Studios in London.
It was a great moment for me as a film enthusiast, and I was more
than a little
nervous. Just look inside Pinewood Studios, with all its Bond props
on display was amazing. I had to fight an urge to take out your
and snap photos."
Following the news of Synnove Macody Lund's screentest for Bond
24, agent Anne Lindberg has confirmed that 32 year-old Danish
Hjort Sorensen of the hit television drama 'Borgen' is also
the role. "She has done previous castings for it. In Denmark,
there was a lot of castings last year and this year for the
Bond girl role," she said. Also screentested for the part was
34 year-old Norwegian actress Ingrid Bolso Berdal, who will
be seen next playing Atalanta in Brett Ratner's 'Hercules'
movie. Lindberg confirmed that no casting decisions have been
Above left: 'Borgen'
star Birgitte Hjort Sorensen. Above right: 'Hercules'
actress Ingrid Bolso Berdal.
Other candidates for the role are Swedish actresses Disa Östrand
(27) and Ida Engvoll (28). "I get very nervous when it's things
like where the big stuff," Östrand told the press about her
audition. "I tried not to think too much about the chances or not,
but just to be there." Engvoll was more circumspect: "I say
nothing about it. Everything about the film series is very secret.
But the audition went well considering the circumstances. You only have
shot at himself and the situation is very special."
The lead Bond Girl role is understood to be a British character.