SPECTRE (2015)

Character: Vesper Lynd (uncredited)
Director: Sam Mendes
Co-Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear, Jesper Christensen
Written by: John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth
Based on: The Characters of Ian Fleming
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

Eva Green’s Role

Eva plays Vesper Lynd, an accountant from the British Government’s Treasury Department who became James Bond’s lover in Casino Royale (2006) and the woman who shapes the Bond that we know.

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Has a run time of 2 hours and 28 minutes.

Like in Casino Royale (2006), Eva appeared on the opening credits of SPECTRE.

Has the distinction of being the longest James Bond movie at 148 minutes, beating previous title holder Casino Royale (2006) which starred Eva and has a run time of 144 minutes.

Eva is the 5th French (main) Bond Girl in the James Bond franchise. She follows the footsteps of Claudine Auger (Thunderball, 1965), Corinne Cléry (Moonraker, 1979), Carole Bouquet (For Your Eyes Only, 1981), and Sophie Marceau (The World Is Not Enough, 1999). Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall, 2012) Léa Seydoux (SPECTRE, 2015) followed Eva as the 6th and 7th French (main) Bond Girls respectively.

John Logan, one of the film’s writer, is the Executive Producer, Writer and Creator of Eva’s television series Penny Dreadful (2014).

Sam Mendes, the film’s director, is the Executive Producer of Eva’s television series Penny Dreadful (2014).

Eva’s uncredited appearances are as follows: archive footage of her Vesper Lynd character from Casino Royale (2006) during SPECTRE‘s opening title sequence and a photo of Vesper during the film’s climactic sequence near the end. Various allusions were made about Vesper Lynd during conversations throughout the film, as well as a shot of a VHS tape labeled “Vesper Lynd’s Interrogation”.

SPECTRE is the third James Bond film where the two major leading Bond Girls have been of French and Italian nationalities. The first time was with Luciana Paluzzi and Claudine Auger in Thunderball (1965) and the second time was Casino Royale (2006) with Eva and Caterina Murino. The two leading Bond Girls in SPECTRE (2015) are Léa Seydoux of France and Monica Bellucci of Italy.

SPECTRE is the second Daniel Craig James Bond movie where Bond is seen sitting and/or dining in a train cabin car dining suite with the film’s leading Bond Girl who is Madeline Swann (Léa Seydoux). The first time was with Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) in Casino Royale (2006). Both scenes are an homage to Tatiana (Daniela Bianchi) and James Bond’s (Sean Connery) train cabin car dining suite scene in From Russia with Love (1963).

In Daniel Craig’s three previous James Bond films, Craig as Bond has vowed to protect a female ally, and each of them died. These include Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) in Casino Royale (2006), Strawberry Fields (Gemma Arterton) in Quantum of Solace (2008), and Severine (Bérénice Marlohe) in Skyfall (2012), and arguably also M (Judi Dench) in Skyfall (2012) as well. In SPECTRE, with Craig as Bond, finally neither of the women who Bond has major romantic liaisons with, they being Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci) and Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), die. Moreover, neither do the other two leading Bond Girls in SPECTRE, Estrella (Stephanie Sigman) and Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), come to any harm. Both of the major Bond Girls, Vesper Lynd and Solange (Caterina Murino), died in Casino Royale (2006). SPECTRE (2015) is the first James Bond movie since Licence to Kill (1989) where neither of the two leading Bond Girls die.

Bond having a tracking chip inserted into his arm is almost identical to Casino Royale (2006) except that in Casino Royale, Bond sarcastically says “Ow.”, whilst in SPECTRE he mutters, “Christ!” and flinches.

Léa Seydoux disclosed that during her audition, she was asked to do the Casino Royale (2006) train scene between Bond and Vesper with Daniel Craig.