Fact: Famed Bond girl PUSSY GALORE has been resurrected for a new 007 novel. The character, who turns from villainess to heroine in Ian Fleming's 1959 book GOLDFINGER and was immortalised onscreen by Honor Blackman in the 1964 movie adaptation, features in new novel Trigger Mortis, written by Anthony Horowitz.
Quote: "My mother made me eat it and I ended up loving it, mainly because she told me it would enhance my anatomy, but it didn't work to the extent I was promised. I had higher hopes!" Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko hoped eating cabbage as a teen would give her a bigger bust.
Fact: British comedian David Walliams donned a suave tuxedo to host a special screening of his favourite movie The Spy Who Loved Me for Bond superfans in London on Tuesday (28Aug12). The Little Britain star also thrilled the audience by bringing legendary production designer Sir Ken Adam onstage for a discussion about the 007 film franchise.
Fact: The next Bond movie is believed to have the working title Skyfall - bosses at Mgm and Sony Pictures have registered several online domain names including jamesbond-skyfall.com.
Quote: "I hope I'm not being reduced to the dark femme fatale, because it's almost like a cartoon, one-dimensional, temptress kind of character. I like characters who have strong facades and then have secrets. They have cracks." Former Bond girl Eva Green wants to explore more varied screen roles.
Quote: "I'm very picky. I like to do things that I adore. It can't be in between. I really need to connect with the character to love it. I cannot do work just for the sake of it. And I know sometimes I'm like, 'I should do this. I would learn from it.' But it's hard for me. Because it's not a job. It's almost a faith or a religion. Every time, I give a bit of my soul." Former Bond girl Eva Green is choosy about her movie projects.
Quote: "He's a very good kisser. I can't complain!" Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton is full of praise for actor Jake Gyllenhaal's lip-locking skills after sharing a kiss with the movie hunk in upcoming action film PRINCE OF PERSIA.
Quote: "No they didn't. I mean, they probably spoke to everybody about it, but they never offered it to me." Ewan McGregor denies rumours he was approached by Bond movie producers to take over as the suave super-spy.
Quote: "It was somewhat unusual. I never used it. I have no idea where it is." Former Bond girl Jane Seymour was baffled when she received an antique chastity belt as a wedding gift during her 1977 nuptials to second husband Geoffrey Planer. She is now married to her fourth husband, James Keach.
Quote: "At school when a teacher asked me a question I would almost pass out. It overwhelms me. I can be having dinner with people and I find I can't say a word. So being an actress is kind of masochistic." Bond girl Eva Green struggles to overcome her shyness.
Quote: "On a whim I travelled to Australia - just for one day. That's my peculiar side. I just wanted to do something on the spur of the moment, and I love flying, so I decided to go there just for the day." Bond actress Eva Green has a spontaneous side.
Quote: "I'm lucky. I didn't ever have any problems with drugs. I was going to say they weren't around so much but that's not true. I was just too busy to notice. And I have never had a problem with drink for the simple reason I throw up so easily!" Former Bond girl Honor Blackman has led a pure life.
Quote: "I'm not sure if I think of myself as a style icon. I always like to wear a tie - they hold your neck in when you reach my age." Former Bond star SIR Roger Moore has some fashion tips for the elderly.
Fact: Former Bond girl Denise Richards belted out an off-key version of baseball anthem Take Me Out To The Ball Game during the seventh inning stretch at the Chicago Cubs game with the Florida Marlins at Wrigley Field on Friday (01May09).
Quote: "We met over the gambling table. I used to play with (Bond producers) CUBBY (BROCCOLI) and HARRY (SALTZMAN) and I always let them win, because I knew I'd have the chance to get it back when they gave me the job. I would say, 'SEAN (CONNERY)'s getting a bit old.'" SIR Roger Moore on how he landed the role of the superspy.
Fact: Bond girl Gemma Arterton has channelled her movie icon Elizabeth Taylor for a new photoshoot. The actress is seen posing lying on a bed wearing a white slip - reminiscent of Taylor's famous scene in 1958 film CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
Quote: "James Bond would make a terrible boyfriend. He'd be a giant pain in the backside to go out with - his personality would drive me nuts after a few days. Bond is too dangerous and untrustworthy to get close to." BOND girl Olga Kurylenko would never date a real life superspy.
Quote: "I wouldn't rule out getting married for the third time, but I'm happy being single at this point in my life. Being single is only sad if you have a problem with your own company. I'm content with mine." Twice-divorced Bond girl Olga Kurylenko on her love life.
Quote: "Daniel Craig is a very good actor. Whatever he does, he does it very well. But my James Bond is Sean Connery." Former BOND girl Ursula Andress insists the current 007 actor is no match for her DR. NO co-star.
Quote: "Turning 40 meant less to me than I thought it would. I had a good party and enjoyed it. I woke up on my 40th birthday with a hangover. It wasn't a pretty sight." Bond actor Daniel Craig insists the only worry he had on his milestone birthday was the morning after.
Quote: "It's not like it doesn't happen in real life. But, then again, you don't have a cameraman pushing your boob up or moving your leg when you are in the middle of a passionate night." Bond girl Gemma Arterton on the awkward love scenes in new movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Quote: "I ate cabbage my whole childhood. My mother said it was good for my breasts, but I think she lied." New Bond girl Olga Kurylenko was fooled by her mother into eating her vegetables as a youngster.
Quote: "She is so beautiful. When I met her for the first time I thought she was so stunning. I was pretty embarrassed though - I wasn't wearing any make-up that day." Actress Gemma Arterton insists her QUANTUM OF SOLACE co-star Olga Kurylenko is the better-looking Bond girl between the two of them.
Quote: "I had a nice chat. They're lovely guys, really charismatic. We had a giggle." New Bond girl Gemma Arterton enjoyed her brush with royalty at the world premiere of QUANTUM OF SOLACE in London on Wednesday (29Oct08) night - which was attended by PRINCES WILLIAM and HARRY.
Quote: "I tend to giggle a lot, probably way too much, and I tend to get in trouble for it. I guess that's not very Bond like. DAME Judi Dench likes to tell jokes - but I wouldn't like to embarrass her by repeating them!" James Bond star Daniel Craig enjoys a laugh with his Casino Royale and QUANTUM OF SOLACE co-star Dench.
Quote: "I like that Alicia sneaks odd-sounding things into pop music that shouldn't be there." Jack White explains why he couldn't wait to collaborate with Alicia Keys for ANOTHER WAY TO DIE, the theme tune for new Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Quote: "There's really no upside. If I make a film that isn't as good as Casino Royale, it's going to be a failure. If it doesn't make as much money, it's going to be a failure. Casino Royale was so beloved, people now expect more. This film has to be better." QUANTUM OF SOLACE director Marc Forster wants to emulate the success of his Bond movie's predecessor.
Quote: "I'm not exactly up on it. I saw Goldfinger and Casino Royale. I've got a lot of work to do on the Bond side." Alicia Keys, who worked on the new 007 theme tune ANOTHER WAY TO DIE, has only ever seen two James Bond films.
Quote: "It's so my grandkids can say their gran was a Bond girl. They'll be like, 'Look at her now, you'd never know'." Gemma Arterton on why she accepted a role in forthcoming 007 movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Fact: Former James Bond stars including Roger Moore and Bond girl Rosamund Pike have been lined up to appear at a tribute gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of 007 creator IAN FLEMING. The stars will read extracts from Fleming's classic book DR NO at the event in London in October (08).
Quote: "I did have this image of me strutting down the corridors in my spandex suit and high heels and bumping into Dan (Daniel Craig) looking all butch and Bond-like." Former 007 superspy Pierce Brosnan was reluctant to return to the BOND film studio to shoot scenes for new movie MAMMA MIA!
Quote: "I saw ANGELINA and BRAD in Venice. Nobody could take their eyes off them. Joe and I felt like we were back at school and they were the IT crowd." Former Bond girl Rosamund Pike and her director fiance JOE WRIGHT were starstruck when they spotted Hollywood power-couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Quote: "We had a Bond themed night a year ago and I had to dress as a Bond girl and sell make-up. And now here I am! A real Bond girl!" QUANTUM OF SOLACE star GEMMA ARTERTON can't quite believe her luck after landing a coveted role in the forthcoming James Bond movie.
Fact: Former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh is to be honoured with France's highest civilian accolade. The Tomorrow Never Dies and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star will be presented with the Legion of Honor in an 3 October (07) ceremony in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
Fact: Former Bond girl Denise Richards is the spokesperson for a new pink lemonade-flavoured energy drink, called Her. Proceeds from sales will go towards charities benefitting battered women and breast cancer.
Quote: "I scrub up nicely... Maybe I'm not the prettiest Bond that's ever been, and maybe I'm not the suavest... (but) I've worked my butt off for this movie. I'm not going to foul it up." New JAMES BOND Daniel Craig insists he's a good enough 007, despite fans and critics' jibes.
Quote: "It's the sign of a great country when the future king even has a touch of queen in him." Scissor Sisters singer ANA MATRONIC is delighted British royal Prince William recently attended a fancy dress party dressed as a Bond girl.