Hitman's Olga Kurylenko is the Real Bond Girl
The shooting and production of Bond 22 is being covered closer than nearly any other movie this year, with random casting details and set reports coming in daily. It's great to see interest in James Bond picking up again, but sometimes it's a bit excessive. The latest news to hit the internet is about the real Bond girl. In December we posted a report that British actress Gemma Arterton had been cast as the Bond girl, however that's not entirely true. She is cast in the film, but Hitman actress Olga Kurylenko will play the real Bond girl.
Gemma Arterton's role has only been identified as MI6 Agent Fields. It was first thought that she was cast as James Bond's primary female interest in the movie, but it turns out that her role is different than originally expected. Instead, Olga Kurylenko has been officially announced as the actual Bond girl in the upcoming currently untitled Bond 22. Kurylenko joins the returning cast of Daniel Craig as James Bond, Judi Dench as M, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter and Giancarlo Giannini as Mathis. French actor Mathieu Amalric also stars as the villain.
Despite I'm one of the few who had to fight to show my appreciation for Hitman, I really thought Kurylenko was the weak link. She didn't seem to pull off her character and was more of annoying, nagging type than anyone I took interest in. This is another case where I really don't think her ethnicity and look fits into the Bond universe. But then again, any "hot" woman fits into Bond's universe, but that's not the point. Maybe I'm just missing it here and I'll give it a chance, but for now I'm not too excited.