No Time To Die: Ana de Armas didn't think she was cut out to be a Bond girl

New DelhiUpdated: Apr 14, 2020, 05:35 PM IST
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Ana, 31, plays Paloma, a CIA agent assisting Bond, in 'No Time To Die'.

The world might be eagerly waiting to watch Ana de Armas in the James Bond film 'No Time To Die' but the actress admits that she felt she was not cut out for the role.

While speaking to a magazine, Ana said she was "shocked" when director Cary Fukunaga offered her a role in 'No Time To Die' as she associated the character of a Bond girl with beauty standards that go "beyond the normal".

The film marks the fifth and final appearance of franchise star Daniel Craig as the iconic spy James Bond.

"Bond girls have been portrayed for so many years with a specific type of woman," Ana was quoted as saying.

The 'Knives Out' star said Fukunaga called her up saying he wanted to cast her but the character was yet to be written.

"I associate it with some sort of perfection and beauty standards beyond the normal. Things that I didn't match, I was shocked when the director called me to say, 'The character is not written yet but we want you to do it'," the Cuban actor added.

Ana, 31, plays Paloma, a CIA agent assisting Bond, in the film.

The actor said she wanted to do something different with her character in 'No Time to Die', instead of being "rescued" or "evil".

"I needed to read that script. And it took a little, but they sent me the scenes. It's important because I want to bring something else to the story," she added.

'No Time To Die' is Daniel Craig's last outing as 007 agent. The film was earlier scheduled to release worldwide in April but has now been pushed to November 12 release in the UK and November 25 release in the US due to the pandemic.