Character: Vesper Lynd
Director: Martin Campbell
Co-Stars: Daniel Craig, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Ivana Milicevic
Summary: Based on the 1953 novel by Ian Fleming.

James Bond (Daniel Craig) works with a British Treasury agent, the beautiful but emotionally turbulent Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), to defeat the suicide bomber financier Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen) in a game of Texas Hold Em with a $10 million dollar buy-in. Vesper becomes Bond’s lover but she is hiding a terrible secret.

Character Profile:
Vesper Lynd works for the Treasury Department and is sent to assist 007 on the “Casino Royale” mission. Intelligent, beautiful, but with many dark secrets, Vesper is the ultimate Bond girl.

It is Vesper’s job to control the purse strings of the mission, and to decide how much of the Treasury’s money Bond can risk in his poker game with Le Chiffre.

Having to share a long train ride with Agent 007, Vesper soon sums up Bond and puts him “in his place”. As with Fleming’s character, Vesper is business-orientated and does no take to Bond’s attitude. But, Bond and Vesper eventually warm to each other as they spend more time together, with 007 ultimately naming his new vodka martini recipe after her.

Eva’s mom, former actress Marlène Jobert talks about her daughter getting the role of Vesper Lynd in “Casino Royale”:

“Last fall, when the casting started all over Europe, my daughter had refused to go to the tests. She didn’t want to make this film because she thought that a Bond girl was a character that’s too soft, and for which looks are very important. Since she was little, Eva hear people say she’s very pretty. It’s been worse since she followed that career. It really irritates her that people only talk about her looks. She spent three years at drama school, she was in two professional plays, and she would like to be chosen because of her acting skills. Thanks to her British manager, she ended up reading the script and realized that the role of Vesper Lynd was very important, difficult, subtle, enigmatic. Then she went to Prague, where she made two tests with Daniel Craig, whom she found very nice. Martin Campbell, Barbara Broccoli and Michael J. Wilson didn’t hide from her that after months looking for the right actress, they had chosen her.”

Vesper Lynd, according to Eva:

“She’s the first Bond girl. She’s the root of all the Bond girls, and she is quite complex and she’s the one that gets Bond’s heart, which is quite unusual. You will see a very human side of Bond in this movie.”

“She’s an enigma. She’s very mysterious. You can’t really see through her. She’s also the first Bond girl ever written by Ian Fleming, and she’s quite different. She doesn’t really play on her sexuality. She’s very sensual, but they have this relationship which is verbal, they are like boxing partners. It’s quite an unusual relationship.”

“A lot of Bond girls are sexy and unreal, but Vesper is more realistic and more human. I had a chance to read the script before the screen test and I really fell in love with the character.”

“She’s the only woman that Bond falls in love with, and she shapes him and she’s going to have a great impact on his life. He’s going to become the Bond that we know, and that makes it interesting. In this movie, I think he maybe will be more human, you will see his flaws, and he’s a bit more rugged, and Daniel Craig looks a bit rugged.”

The plot, according to Eva:

“In the end, it is one of the best scripts I have ever read. And what has definitively convinced me is the love story between Bond and Vesper Lynd.”

“I think this is one of the best scripts I’ve read for a long time, and it’s not like a cliché movie or anything like that. It’s a very deep, profound movie with a lot of twists and turns. The love story moved me, and it’s not like an action movie. That’s why I’m doing this movie, and this character is a gift for an actor, so you can’t say no. You’d be quite a moron.”

How did she prepare to play her role:

“I’m quite cerebral, so I’m imagining each scene and working on the character. I haven’t read the novel and I’m reading it at the moment. I’m a bad student, but I’m about to read it. In a way, I just imagined this movie as an old-fashioned movie in a very good way, because [Vesper] is quite sassy and sharp, and the relationship is kind of unusual and very funny, but you’ll just have to wait and see. I’m working at the moment.”

“Action? No, I’m an office person. But I don’t have to fight anybody.”

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