Stephanie Sigman Cast as First Mexican Bond Girl in ‘Spectre’
Stephanie Sigman is making Bond movie history as the first Mexican Bond girl in the history of the James Bond movie franchise.
The 28-year-old Sigman is joining the cast of Spectre in the role of Estrella, although not much more is known about her character beyond just her name. Well, except that the name translates to “star” in Spanish. Yeah, I know, big scoop there. It’s no “Strawberry Fields” as far as Daniel Craig Bond girl names go, but it’s at least as good as “Camille Montes” in Quantum of Solace.
Sigman is perhaps best known for her roles in the canceled FX series The Bridge and the 2011 Oscar-nominated film Miss Bala. She joins a cast that includes Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.
Spectre doesn’t hit theaters until November 6, but it’s already shaping up to be a hell of a movie, since this has a uniformly strong cast and Oscar winner Sam Mendes back at the helm. It’s going to be tall order to top Skyfall, but I’m pretty optimistic about Spectre‘s chances.