Monica Bellucci is one of two Bond girls in the upcoming James Bond film Spectre. And while she prefers to be called a Bond woman instead of a Bond girl–Monica Bellucci is 51–Daniel Craig refuses to call her an “older woman.”
During a recent interview with Red Bulletin, the interviewer suggested that James Bond was succumbing to the charms of an older woman in Spectre.
Daniel Craig, at 47, wasn’t having it.
"I think you mean the charms of a woman [Bond's] own age. We’re talking about Monica Bellucci, for heaven’s sake." https://t.co/jLycAQDYxY
— Justine Larbalestier (@JustineLavaworm) October 22, 2015
“I think you mean the charms of a woman his own age,” he responded. “We’re talking about Monica Bellucci, for heaven’s sake. When someone like that wants to be a Bond girl, you just count yourself lucky!”
It’s certainly interesting how, in the film world, a woman of Monica Bellucci’s age is considered an older woman, while a man of Daniel Craig’s age–just four years younger–is still considered young and virile.
— Capital FM Kenya (@CapitalFM_kenya) October 19, 2015
Is this yet another example of the gender inequality that plagues Hollywood? Jennifer Lawrence would no doubt love to get her hands on this juicy tidbit. She recently spoke out against men who are paid more than qualified women in Hollywood.
— ThePlaylist (@ThePlaylist) October 22, 2015
Monica Bellucci is a gorgeous woman at 51. Daniel Craig is still dashing at 47. Why age has to enter into it if each can play the assigned roles seems rather ridiculous, don’t you think?
Fans can check out both Monica Bellucci and Daniel Craig in Spectre when it opens nationwide on November 6th.