Berenice Marlohe, Beautiful Bond Girl of "Skyfall"
|James Bond is happy to join Sévérine on, where else, a yacht.|
“If I could have invented a Bond girl, it would be Berenice,” says Sam Mendes, who directed "Skyfall." “I wanted to find somebody with all of the classic components of a Bond girl: voluptuous, sexy, a woman and not a girl, mystery. Berenice is half-Cambodian, half-French. She gives us that mystery. On top of all that, she happens to be a fantastic actress.”
Daniel Craig who plays Bond says “We’ve just been blessed with a terrific cast. The casting of the girls: Naomie and Berenice – finding two exceptionally beautiful women who are very serious actresses and who are intelligent and work hard. For me, it has been a joy.”
|Sévérine.and Daniel Craig over drinks.|
Writer Robert Wade describes the idea behind Severine, “She’s a survivor. Like many of the women in the Fleming books, she’s toughened herself up because she knows what it is to have been abused at the hands of men.”
Of her character, Berenice Marlohe says, “Severine is the link between Bond and his nemesis, Silva,” says Marlohe. “She’s a very mysterious woman. I wanted her to have a lot of substance.”
"Skyfall" gave a huge boost to Berenice's career, and she has remained busy ever since. Some of her projects since then include Terrence Malick's "Song to Song" (2017), six episodes of television miniseries "The Spoils Before Dying" (2015) and film "Valley of the Gods" (2017).