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The Bond identity

The race for the next Bond girl has just turned hotter with Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson joining it.

india Updated: Apr 25, 2010 23:17 IST
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Bondage, not Bond, would perhaps been more up her street, but Pamela Anderson has declared that her dream is to play the female interest in a 007 movie. The pneumatic Ms Anderson hopes to join a long list of beautiful actresses, some of them well known not just for their superstructure but their acting abilities as well. The uber gorgeous Ursula Andress rising from the sea has spawned a million wannabes, including Halle Berry in Die Another Day. But in the case of Ms Anderson, the problem could be that we have seen so much of her, and we do mean that literally, that there is little she can do to keep even the most drool-prone fan interested.

The more pertinent point is that howsoever minuscule the part, and however much feminists may argue that the Bond girl is nothing more than eye candy, the fact remains that every actress is not willing to live and let die when it comes to a part in a 007 movie. Not even the more cerebral ones like Halle Berry, Jane Seymour or Carole Bouquet to name but a few. We suspect it won’t be long before a beleaguered Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts or Angelina Jolie steps out in minimal clothing to prove that they can also bond with the best.

Our homegrown lasses love nothing more than to put it out that the makers of the next 007 are looking East at the likes of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or even that one-trick pony Freida Pinto. Just the buzz that you may be in a crowd vying to catch the eye of the sexy gunslinger is enough for you to dine out on for months as our Slumdog girl has done. But our point is that at the end of the day, no one is quite content to watch those intense performances in dressed-down attire. You
don’t live twice so no actress wants any grass growing under her feet before she gives people a view to kill for.