Léa Seydoux is a sphinx of an actress. Her characters always seems to have a secret, even when they don’t. It’s a quality that will make her an ideal Bond Girl in SPECTRE, the next 007 installment.
Today, after a month or so of rumors, director Sam Mendes confirmed her involvement when he introduced Seydoux to the media and announced that she would be playing a character named Madeleine Swann. Madeleine Swann: either they cast the perfect actress in the role, or they named the character only after she’d agreed to become the most elegant of Bond Girls. Has anyone who ever lived looked more like a Madeleine Swann?
But there might be some real meaning behind the name. It could be a nod to Marcel Proust’s “Swann’s Way,” which features themes of involuntary memory that evoke SPECTRE‘s logline, “A cryptic message from Bond’s past…” Perhaps Seydoux is destined to be more than just eye candy, which makes a ton of sense considering her resume. READ FULL STORY