Joss Stone talks about her dual-role as Bond Girl
and title song artist in the new James Bond videogame
Bonding With Joss Stone
17th July 2010
Joss Stone was revealed as the latest
Bond Girl yesterday at the London press
launch of the latest
videogame "Blood Stone", starring opposite Daniel
Craig as 007.
Activision held the "Bond Event 2010" at
the One Marylebone conference venue in central London,
an Aston Martin outside the doors to let invited guests
know they were at the right place.
Speaking at the launch event, Stone said: ''I'm the first
Bond girl from the West Country - instead of Martini in
my glass I'm drinking cider and nobody will ever know.
I'm also the first Bond girl with a nose ring!"
Stone will play a dual role in the new James Bond game
- playing socialite Nicole Hunter and performing the title
song "I'll Take It All".
The song was co-written
by Eurythmics star Dave Stewart, and has a 'Shirley Bassey
vibe' about it.
''Oh my God, Shirley Bassey rocks and nobody will ever
get to there,'' Stone said.
''She's really powerful but
there's no ad-libbing or warbling because it wasn't needed.
I was just inspired by her and I tried to sing it in a
really straight, powerful way. But I haven't really got
a big voice like Christina Aguilera or somebody, it's trickery,
I'm just loud and I can fake it a little bit."
Above: Joss Stone wore the same
dress and earrings to the launch as her character wears
in the game.
Stone said she played her Bond girl a ''bit like a posh version
of Paris Hilton''.
Above: Internationally renowned
musician, Joss Stone, was unveiled as the
new 'Bond girl' for the upcoming action video game, 'Blood Stone'.
''I would love, love, love to be Bond's girl in the next film,''
she said. ''Obviously that would never happen, but I would love
to do more acting, it's basically dressing up and making pretend,
it's what little kids do, it's a right laugh.''
Despite lending her voice and likeness to the lead female role
in the game, Stone never got to meet Daniel Craig, who is voicing
007. Stone expressed her disappointment as she finds him ''incredibly
Above: Screenshot showing Joss
Stone's likeness in the game as Nicole Hunter
Contrary to a lot of media coverage, Stone is
not the first actress/singer to play a "Bond Girl" original
character in a 007 videogame. Shannon
Klum, Misaki Ito and
Mya Harrison started the trend
in EA's "Everything
or Nothing" (2004),
followed by Maria Menounos in
the 2005 game "From
Russia With Love".