Fresh from her role as Belle in the 2014 Beauty And The Beast (La Belle Et La Bete) and Saint Laurent, this French beauty has the acting chops to play the femme fatale and possible contract killer in the new James Bond film Spectre. Most of her fans will remember that she played an assassin for hire in 2011’s Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Is this the reason why she was plucked to play Madeleine Swann in Bond 24. Before she won the Palm d’Or for Blue Is The Warmest Colour, she was formally introduced to American and British audiences through 2010’s Robin Hood and 2009’s Inglourious Basterds where she enacted her own personal revenge against an up and coming Nazi hero and film star.
With the Bond film rumored to be a revision of the 1965 film, Thunderball, I suspect that Lea’s character, Madeleine Swann will be similar to Domino in the original 1965 film and possibly, Sam Mendes, the director will set a memorable interaction or fight scene between Lea and Monica Bellucci, the voluptuous Bond girl that will play Lucia Sciarra in Spectre. I can only hope!