Grace Jones has quit her role in the upcoming James Bond film
Grace Jones has reportedly quit her role in the upcoming James Bond film just minutes after arriving on set.
The legendary disco artist and fashion icon is no stranger to James Bond films, having previously played the villain May Day in A View to A Kill in 1985. She was due to feature in the upcoming movie, simply titled Bond 25 at this stage, but was apparently angry with the number of lines she was given. It's now reported that just minutes after arriving on set she quit her role.
A source told The Sun about Grace Jones' perspective of the James Bond situation: "Grace’s 007 homecoming was meant to be a real crowd-pleasing moment. Bosses were really excited about landing her. Of course, she comes with a reputation, so they organised premium accommodation and rolled out the red carpet on set to make her feel welcome. But it turns out Grace was expecting to play a bigger role in the movie and took her brief cameo as a slight."
This is just the latest setback for Bond 25. Last year Trainspotting director Danny Boyle was set to helm the film, but left production due to disputes over the script. Cary Fukunaga took over directing duties. The earlier this year filming was halted after James Bond actor Daniel Craig was injured on set and needed surgery.
Despite the setbacks, Bond 25 is still on schedule to be released April 3, 2019.
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