'Skyfall's' Berenice Marlohe Uses Facebook to Land Bond Girl Role
Instead of utilizing the conventional channels of auditions, agents and carefully-orchestrated meetings, Skyfall beauty Berenice Marlohe used the power of Social Media over the casting couch to become the latest James Bond girl, Celebuzz can reveal.
The 33-year-old French stunner -- who plays femme fatale Severine opposite British hunk Daniel Craig -- was determined to land her dream part after becoming mesmerized by Grace Jones in A View To A Kill back in 1985.
And despite the fact that a whole slew of better known actresses and models were ahead of her in the line to audition for director Sam Mendes, crafty Berenice was the one to land the dream role.
“Berenice used Facebook to contact Mendes agent and sent him some footage of her acting. This was then forwarded to the casting agent for the movie before a meeting with the director was set-up and the rest is history,” a Skyfall insider tells Celebuzz.
“Ironically, at 5 foot, 9 inch tall she lost out on a lot of roles in her native France because of her height and the fact that she has such a strong presence but Mendes believed she was perfect to play sultry and adventurous Severine.
“Now, she’s planning to re-locate to Los Angeles full-time to try and cement her career in Hollywood and with glowing references from the likes of Mendes and Craig it looks like she is set to become the next big female European import to conquer Tinseltown.”
The former painter and pianist is currently working on Terence Malick’s as yet untitled film starring A-listers like Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Christian Bale, and Michael Fassbender.
Skyfall has well and truly put the Bond franchise back on the global map -- making it to number one in 25 overseas markets and raking in an impressive $77.7 million in it’s opening weekend in the U.S.
Watch Celebuzz' interview with Marlohe and her co-star Naomie Harris below.