Oldest 'James Bond' girl Monica Bellucci: I'm a 'James Bond' woman

February 27, 2015 7:30 AM

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Oldest 'James Bond' girl Monica Bellucci: I'm a 'James Bond' woman

Monica Bellucci, 50, is the oldest Bond love interest in the franchise's history, and is four years older than her sexy co-star, 46-year-old Daniel Craig. The Italian actress admitted to The Sunday Times that she was shocked when director Sam Mendes called to tell her she landed the highly coveted role in "Spectre." "My first thought was, 'How can I be a Bond girl at 50?'" she recalled. "I just blurted out, 'I'm not a girl, I'm a woman, I'm a mature woman. Do I have to replace Judi Dench?'"

"I told Sam he would be a hero among women for casting me in 'Spectre,'" Bellucci quipped. "For the first time in history, James Bond is going to have a story with a mature woman."

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