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How do you say "shaken, not stirred" in French? We may find out in the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, which features a brand new Bond girl: French TV star Berenice Marlohe. The stunning brunette will star alongside Daniel Craig, reprising his role as 007 for the third time.
"I play a glamorous, enigmatic character called Severine," Marlohe announced at Thursday's Skyfall press conference.
Also adding some international flair to the cast is Spanish Oscar winner Javier Bardem, who will play the film's villain. The rest of the new cast, like director Sam Mendes, is English -- including Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.
And Marlohe will have some competition in the Bond girl department from Naomie Harris, who plays a field agent named Eve. Harris is best known to American audiences as voodoo priestess Tia Dalma in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
While the filmmakers are keeping character details under wraps, British actress Harris hints that she'll be keeping up with Bond in the action department.
"I've been doing yoga three times a week, to get into shape, and also stunt-driving and firing machine guns, which I discovered I had a real taste for," says Harris. "What else have I been doing? All the stunt training as well, jumping in and out of cars and running up stairs very fast and all things like that."
Plot-wise, the story centers around another familiar character: James Bond's boss M, played since 1995 by Judi Dench. The official summary: "Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her." Between Naomie Harris learning to stunt-drive and Judi Dench triggering the entire story, it sounds like this Bond may give the female cast members something more to do than stand in the ocean and look pretty.
And that's not the only reason for women to buy tickets: When producer Barbara Broccoli was asked if Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem would take their shirts off a lot in the film, she responded, "Damn right!" Perhaps we should start calling them Bond boys?