Léa Seydoux says she cried at 'moving' James Bond adventure 'No Time to Die'

Tom Beasley
Contributor
Léa Seydoux attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Léa Seydoux has admitted she cried when she saw new James Bond movie No Time to Die and said she expects fans to do the same.

The movie, which will mark Daniel Craig’s swansong as Bond, is set to arrive in cinemas in November, having been delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Seydoux reprises her role as psychiatrist Dr Madeleine Swann in No Time to Die, after being last seen driving away with Bond as he pledged to leave his deadly life behind at the end of Spectre.

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The 34-year-old star told the Daily Mail that fans should prepare for waterworks when they finally get to see the new film.

“There's a lot of emotion in this Bond,” she said. “It's very moving.”

James Bond (Daniel Craig) in discussion with Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) in NO TIME TO DIE. (Credit: Nicola Dove © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM)

Seydoux added: “I bet you're going to cry. When I watched it, I cried, which is weird because I am in it.”

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The French actor also discussed the ways in which her character breaks the mould of the stereotypical “Bond girl” in that she is “not a character written to please men”.

Seydoux added: “She's not objectified. She doesn't define herself through her sexuality.

“She's smart, she's independent and I think she has a real depth.”

James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) drive through Matera, Italy in NO TIME TO DIE. (Credit: Nicola Dove © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM)

Cary Joji Fukunaga has helmed No Time to Die after stepping into the director’s chair vacated by Danny Boyle, who left the project over creative differences.

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The core Bond cast is all set to return, with new additions including Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas and Rami Malek as the villainous Safin.

While the story is mostly under wraps, it has been revealed that the movie will see a retired Bond drawn back into the world of spycraft when CIA buddy Felix Leiter asks him for help dealing with “a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology”.

No Time to Die is now set to be released in the UK on 12 November and in the USA on 25 November.