In just a few shorts days, Daniel Craig’s 007 will make his return to the screen for his fifth and final outing as Ian Fleming’s superspy in the long-delayed No Time To Die.
With the cast out on the press tour, Blade Runner 2049 and Knives Out star Ana de Armas has been speaking about her role in the film as Paloma, a CIA agent whom she describes as the most “badass” Bond Girl in the franchise’s history.
“Paloma is a really complete character,” states de Armas, who’d previously stated she didn’t initially believe she’d be a good match for a Bond girl. “She’s definitely something else that I don’t think we’ve seen in other Bond girls in previous movies. She’s a lot of fun — very active, very badass.”
De Armas also went on to praise her co-star Daniel Craig, stating that: “It was so easy working with him because we had become friends, so I didn’t feel out of place being part of a huge production that you have with a Bond film. I love Daniel. He’s relentless. It doesn’t matter how exhausted he is, or how many broken bones he has, he still shows up and goes to work every day. It’s so inspiring.”
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We’ll be able to see just how badass de Armas’ Paloma is when No Time To Die begins its global roll out this coming Friday.
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time To Die stars Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), and Christoph Waltz (Blofeld), while new additions include Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Velvet Buzzsaw), Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man) and David Dencik (Top of the Lake).
No Time to Die hits UK cinemas on September 30th and US theaters on October 8th.