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007.com has been doing a solid job of keeping James Bond fans abreast of what’s going on with the next film in the franchise, Skyfall. The third film in Daniel Craig’s run as the iconic British secret agent not only features Sam Mendes as the director and Javier Bardem as the villain, but also a pair of lovely new Bond girls in the form of Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. The website posted a pair of videos featuring the actresses talking about their characters as well as what it’s like to fill such a legendary position in the world of 007.
The footage from Marlohe’s video mostly shows her character Sévérine traveling down an escalator rather fiercely, and several scenes of her posing for photos. “I think there is a wide range of colors when playing a Bond girl,” she said. “They are very nice or good characters or villainous and psychopaths, so it is very interesting because you can try to create your own character based on that. I think this is very particular to the James Bond movies.”
Meanwhile, Harris’ videoblog shows a bit more action as her character Eve calmly walks down what looks like some kind of ballistics training facility before opening fire. A lifelong fan of the series she describes her character like so: “Eve is a field agent. She’s very capable, she kind of sees herself as Bond’s equal. She’s not, but that’s how she sees herself.” At the point of filming the video, Harris said she’d been training for two months, mostly with firearms including the iconic Walther PPK, Bond’s weapon of choice. Harris also said that she’s ready to “ride the roller coaster” that comes with being Bond girl and shooting for seven months.
The 23rd Bond film, Skyfall finds 007′s loyalty to M tested as her past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack, Bond must track down and destroy the threat, no matter what the personal cost. The film, which arrives in the United Kingdom Oct. 26 and in the United States Nov. 9, also stars Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney, Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem.