Swedish actress Britt Ekland doesn’t mind the overpowering effect of being a Bond girl according to a recent article posted at This is South Devon.
Ekland, who starred opposite Roger Moore in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun, discusses her life’s work on the screen as well as the road she took to get there. Despite credits in more than 30 film features, it is her 007 role as Mary Goodnight that remains today her most recognized—and that’s just fine with her.
‘Bond was very important to me and still is today,’ she stated.
‘I think it is a huge complement to be called “a beautiful Bond girl” or whatever. Even at my age.’
She continued: ‘It is one of those things that say, if you were the star of The Matrix, people would say “she’s the Matrix star”. But with Bond, it is a very special and very exclusive club. And we all know who we are in this club, whether it is the Roger Moore Bond or [Daniel] Craig type Bond. We are all just “Bond”.’
‘And it is not just the women, it is all the men that have taken part too.’
‘That said, when it comes to the Bond girls of the present time, maybe they don’t feel as special as we did back then. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, that’s when the Bond films started something that has brought them to what they are today. We sort of built up what they are today. I love being a Bond girl.’
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