Legendary disco diva Grace Jones has reportedly pulled out of Bond 25 just moments after she arrived on set.
The 70-year-old wasn’t happy with the number of lines she’d been given and was expecting a much bigger part. Producers were left reeling after spending valuable time and money securing a luxury residence for her near Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
A source said: “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. She was out of there quicker than it takes to rustle up a martini.”
Rumours about her role started swirling back in April and it was thought to involve a scene with leading man Daniel Craig. She previously starred in the 1985 flick A View To Kill as the assassin May Day.
It’s not the first problem for Bond 25 – back in May, filming was delayed as Daniel Craig injured his ankle during an action scene in Jamaica. He had to be rushed to the US for x-rays and underwent minor surgery.
Prior to that, director Danny Boyle quit the production in April 2018 due to a dispute over the script and was replaced by Cary Fukunaga.
Despite the delays, Bond 25 is still scheduled for an April 2020 release.