Catherine Zeta-Jones regrets not playing James Bond

The actor reveals that her biggest regret in her acting career is not getting to play the female James Bond.

Published: 20th December 2022 08:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th December 2022 08:35 AM   |  A+A-

Catherine Zeta-Jones ( File Photo)

Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones (File Photo)

By Express News Service

Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones reveals that her biggest regret in her acting career is not getting to play the female James Bond. The Oscar-winner claimed that the former 007 star, Sean Connery backed her as a replacement for him as the spy after they became close during the filming of the 1999 crime caper Entrapment together, reports

“I would have loved to have played Bond. I had such a wonderful relationship with Sean Connery—we did a movie called Entrapment years ago - and he was like my elder brother, my dad, my support,” she told The Sun on Sunday.

“I really loved him. I am a Bond fanatic and he said to me once, ‘You would have made a great Bond, girl’. I asked, ‘A Bond girl or Bond?’ He went, ‘Bond - girl.’ I said, ‘Oh my gosh, I would have loved to have played Bond!’ But I think that time has passed.”

Despite recent calls for the first female Bond, the film franchise’s producer Barbara Broccoli has insisted the role will remain played by a man. Catherine was recently seen as Morticia in the new Netflix TV series Wednesday. Speaking about the show, she said, “It was a real treat because it’s an iconic show and characters like Fester and Morticia are indelible, they’re in our subconscious.”


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  • Frank Francis

    I haven’t a clue what the next Bond film will be or who the next 007 should be but whoever is selecting the next James Bond might try and create a hero whose character resembles that of a real spy such as Bill Fairclough (codename JJ) aka Edward Burlington in Beyond Enkription
    3 months ago reply
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