Empire Magazine got an exclusive sneak peek at Spectre, the James Bond follow up film to ’12’s Skyfall. Both the wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and French actress Léa Seydoux (Ghost Protocol) had a chance to describe their characters in the film as being beyond the typical norm of what’s expected.
Bautista plays a character named “Mr. Hinx”, a villainous henchman who serves an evil organization that Bond must investigate. When the Guardians of the Galaxy star was approached for the role, he immediately expressed some concerns to Director Sam Mendes. For example, a character that has brute strength yet no brains.
Bautista: “When I came over to meet Sam [Mendes], I only asked two questions. I asked him if Mr. Hinx was a badass. He said, ‘Yes, he’s a badass.’ I said, ‘Well, is Mr. Hinx intelligent?’ He said, ‘Very.’ That’s what I like about Mr. Hinx. He’s very well-dressed and very well-mannered. I’m not just here to fight people. He has a sense of humour. He definitely knows what a metaphor is.”
As for Seydoux, when her casting was announced it was widely assumed as just your typical bond girl. That’s not the case as she explains below.
Seydoux: “I don’t consider myself a Bond girl. I think I’m not really the stereotyped Bond girl. I feel quite different. You can’t be like, ‘Oh, James.’ You have to find something else. She’s not a fighter, she’s a doctor. She fights in another way.”
I’m liking what I hear from both these actors about their characters, and going off these actors recent work I can’t wait to see what they bring to the Bond world come November 6th, 2015.