Penélope Cruz Should Be The Next Bond Girl, And We Have The GIFs To Prove It

06.04.13 5 years ago 10 Comments

This may SHOCK you, but: sometimes, producers will cast younger women to hook up with older men. It’s true. Bérénice Marlohe and Tonia Sotiropoulou, the two Bond girls in Skyfall, starring the 45-year-old Daniel Craig, are 34 and 25 years old, respectively. Very rarely has Bond shacked up with someone “age-appropriate,” which is why so many people are rejoicing the news of 39-year-old Penélope Cruz possibly starring in “Bond 24.”

A source close to the production of the film, likely to be directed by Sam Mendes, said: “The producers have tried to get Penelope before, but she has never been available because of other commitments. The discussions have been going on for some time and they are working out the contract details now.”

Cruz will take the title of oldest Bond girl from British actress Honor Blackman, who was 39 when she appeared in 1962’s Goldfinger as Pussy Galore. (Via)

We’re fine with this because — as anyone who’s seen Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Girl of Your Dreams, Blow, or any of her numerous films with Pedro Almodóvar can attest to — Penélope Cruz is a wonderful actress. She even makes bad films watchable, with the exception of Nine, because even if Nine was recast with dancing corgis, it would still be terrible. Here are 10 reasons why Cruz deserves to be and should be the next Bond Girl.

#1. Knows her way around a drink, without any of that frilly stuff. (Via)

#2. Sexuality, pt. 1. (Via)

#3. She can play ruthless, cute, and unnerving, all the same time. (Via)

#4. She’s got the moves. (Via)

#5. Even if “Bond 24” sucks, on the level of, say, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, she won’t sleepwalk her way through the role, unlike a certain slumming, scarf-wearing pirate did. (Via)

#6. Sexuality, pt. 2. (Via)

#7. Because James Bond’s kind of a dick, and deserves to be told off from time to time. (Via)

#8. This has nothing to do with anything, but I dunno, couldn’t NOT include it. (Via)

#9. Sexuality, pt. 3. (Via)

#10. This single GIF is cooler than any scene from every James Bond movie. (Via)

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