Pointing her finger at the producers of ‘Die Another Day’ of using her name to get publicity for the upcoming James Bond film is Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Sometime last year, reports indicated that the gorgeous vocalist-tress had auditioned to play a Bond girl in the 20th 007 picture.
The ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’ striking singer has admitted that she did indeed meet up with the people behind the whole Bond franchise but she also was quick to add that she knew right then that there wasn’t a suitable role for her.
“I think the producers were a bit cheeky because I met with the casting director ages ago when it was just an idea of a film” she told a leading UK magazine. “And so we realised that there wasn’t a part for me. There was either this uptight blonde girl or this kind of South American scaling walls type. I really wasn’t either.”
After the initial conversation, Sophie had a couple of further interviews with the Bond people but nothing came of it. Then before she knew it, the tabloids are having a field day claiming that she was fighting for a role in ‘Die Another Day’.
“They started releasing it to the press. I think they were doing it as a way to get publicity for the film. It is a bit naughty really because there were headlines left, right and centre saying “Will it really be Sophie?” knowing jolly well I haven’t been in contact with any of them for months now.”