Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lucy Fleming: If I Reveal The James Bond Skyfall Plot I Might Be Shot

Nick Curtis at the British newspaper the Evening Standard interviews Lucy Fleming, the niece of James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

Lucy Fleming hasn’t seen the new James Bond film, Skyfall, which has been shrouded in as much secrecy as a royal wedding dress. But she has read the script. She had to, as Ian Fleming’s niece and one of the controllers of his literary estate. “We look at the things about Bond that might be inaccurate, but the film-makers generally know as much as we do,” says the elegant 65-year-old actress. “If there’s a glaring thing, such as that Bond loves tea, we point it out — Bond hates tea.”

So there’s no tea-drinking in Skyfall, I say? Obviously I’m fishing for details, especially after she tells me the producers wanted to clarify something in Bond’s past. Possibly, we will learn something about Bond’s family. Very probably, Bond will learn something awful about his spymaster, M. Almost certainly, Sam Mendes’s movie, released on the 50th anniversary of the first film, Dr No, will complete the revisionist arc that began with Casino Royale in 2006, taking Bond back to his literary roots, not just as a ruthless assassin but as an emotional man capable of love, loss and feelings of betrayal. Won’t it?

“I think you’re right, but I’d rather not comment. I might be shot,” Fleming says pertly.

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