Bond girls. Sidekicks. Really? Can you possibly be more relegated to secondary status than that? Ooops. Is my middle child complex showing again?
As much as I want to say Halle Berry with her Oscar credentials is one of my favorite Bond girls, she’s not. I had to look up which Bond movie she’s in. (Die Another Day) I believe I mentioned at the beginning of the month that Michelle Yeoh from Tomorrow Never Dies was a favorite female character, but I viewed her as more of Bond’s equal, thus, I don’t really relegate her to “Bond Girl” status. This is a compliment. Teri Hatcher was the one more billed as a “Bond Girl” for that movie. I could easily see Michelle make a reappearance given her job, essentially Bond’s Chinese equivalent.
I liked Eva Green as Vesper Lynd because she was smart and also tried not to fall for Bond’s charms. Not that I remember a lot about her, but Melina from For Your Eyes Only was a favorite. She saw her parents murdered before her, so I had a lot of sympathy for her right off the bat. Plus she was pretty handy with a crossbow. I wonder what she’d think of Daryl from The Walking Dead.
You know, if James did her wrong, I’d say Daryl might be a good fit.