NEW YORK CITY – In “Skyfall,” Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe play variations on what have typically been called “Bond Girls,” since Ursula Andress rose from the sea in “Dr. No.”
Of course, with James Bond turning 50 this year and a whole new generation of filmmakers and audiences discovering and embracing the franchise, perhaps it’s time for some new nomenclature.
“I would prefer Bond Woman rather than ‘Girl,'” laughed Harris when we spoke in New York City a few weeks ago.
Marlohe offered a playfully different version, saying “I love ‘Bond Girl,’ but I would prefer ‘Bond Beast.'”
In our conversation, Harris and Marlohe explain how Eve and Severine from “Skyfall” aren’t typical Bond Girls, no matter what you choose to call them. They also discuss the importance of Daniel Craig in setting the on-set tone as Ambassador of James Bond.