Kournikova’s No Bond Girl
Russian beauty ANNA KOURNIKOVA may sizzle on the tennis court – but she’s not about to spice up the latest JAMES BOND movie. EON PRODUCTIONS, who produce the spy flicks, have rubbished reports the busty blonde will appear as PIERCE BROSNAN’s sidekick. Last week it emerged the center court stunner was in talks with producer BARBARA BROCCOLI and director LEE TAMAHORI about becoming the next 007 girl. An EON spokesperson says, “We do not now where this story has come from but it is not true. “The film is in pre-production and we are casting, but Anna Kournikova has not been in any talks with us.” Kournikova has only acted once before in a cameo role in JIM CARREY’s comedy ME, MYSELF & IRENE last year.
Anna Kournikova to Be Next Bond Girl
Tennis beauty ANNA KOURNIKOVA is being lined up to be JAMES BONDS’ next conquest. The 20-year-old sports star is in talks to join PIERCE BROSNAN in his fourth movie about the British secret agent. Russian born Kournikova has been pursing an acting career after completing a cameo role in ME MYSELF AND IRENE earlier this year. She’s now anxious to make a bigger impact in Hollywood by taking on a more mainstream part. A friend says, “Tennis is Anna’s main priority but she’s very keen to take on any opportunities which come her way. “She did a cameo in Me, Myself and Irene and I know she would like to do more. James Bond would be an amazing opportunity for her.” A spokesperson for EON, the production company behind the Bond films says, “She’d probably love to be in it!” Eon is currently researching possible locations for the setting of the film, which will begin filming next year.
The company admits they are having to change the script, so it doesn’t remind audiences of the terrorist attacks in America last month. The spokesperson continues, “Everything will be taken into consideration to ensure that nothing in the film will correspond with the tragedies in America and Afghanistan.”
Kournikova will film her part in between her numerous tennis tournaments next year.
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