Olga Kurylenko talks about how she landed the Bond Girl role
Another day, another transcript from media interviews at the "Quantum of Solace" press conference last week. IGN.com features Olga Kurylenko today.
How deep is [Camille's] relationship with Bond?
Kurylenko: Well in the beginning they come as opponents, but at a certain point they have to collaborate. They go through a lot of things together.
How did you get the role?
Kurylenko: First I went for general casting in Paris, then I got invited for an audition in London, then I did the final audition with Daniel [Craig]. I just worked very hard. I worked non-stop with an accent coach because I have to speak with a South American accent, as she's from Bolivia.
What did you do when you heard you had the part?
Kurylenko: I was already at a dinner because it was Christmas Eve, so it was the best Christmas present.
In your opinion, what makes the perfect Bond girl?
Kurylenko: A Bond girl must be a strong and independent woman, but at the same time charming and sensual. Those opposite qualities combined together make her interesting. She must be strong but at the same time feminine.
So how physical is your role?
Kurylenko: I'm going to be doing a lot of physical work – there's so much action involved. I haven't had such heavy training for any other movie before. I'm training non-stop from the morning to the evening. I'm learning a lot of new things that I didn't know how to do before.
What kind of skills have you learned?
Kurylenko: I do fighting, stunts for fight scenes, I do body-flight, which is very physical – everything hurts after that. You come out of the tunnel and your whole body hurts. Work with weapons, car driving – it's a real action movie.
What weapons are you using?
Kurylenko: I've tried a few, but I hadn't tried an automatic machine-gun before and that's pretty impressive. But mainly guns.
Also, this dude has been cast in Bond but there are no details yet on his character:
Fernando Guillen Cuervo (a Spaniard)