Even though details on the plot are still under lock and key, Complex magazine reveals that actress Stephanie Sigman has been tapped to be the next Bond girl in the upcoming Spectre. Sigman recently had a star turning role as Eva on the FX series The Bridge.
The concept of the "Bond girl as eye candy" is outdated, but the movies got an update around the same time James Bond stepped out of the more cartoonish aspects of his role. In her role as Vesper Lynd, Eva Green was crucial to the espionage-filled plot of Casino Royale, as was Olga Kurylenko in Quantum of Solace. Since these films have a huge international audience, it's important that the cast is diverse — and that women from around the world are included.
Monica Belluci and Léa Seydoux are also going to appear in Spectre; with so many great actresses on board I'm hoping for a Bond movie where the women band together to kick more ass than Bond himself.
Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, is set for a November 6 release this year.
Danielle Henderson is a lapsed academic, heavy metal karaoke machine, and culture editor at Fusion. She enjoys thinking about how race, gender, and sexuality shape our cultural narratives, but not in a boring way.