I spent the last two hours looking at models and actresses in Britain, Wales, and Holland. Daniella van Graas, caught my eye. I took stills from this video, and near the end of it I am blown away. Daniella is reading a James Bond script. She appears to be doing an impression of James. Amazing! It appears she tried out for the role of Vesper Lynd, the traitor, who quite never dies. What are the odds?
I was looking for someone who looked like Liz. Dainella is 43, married, with children. That would be the New Bond, a mother who retires from her job as a British Opporative, but, comes to the aid of her Country in time of peril.
I want her to be a World Class Shopper – on Bond Street. I want to shoot the best shopping scenes – ever! Cleopatra owns a gallery called ‘The Rose Wing’ a name she gathered from a famous song. Cleo has a room above the gallery that is her go to place. Her husband knows this is where she communes with her first husband, that was killed on their honeymoon. Cleo lives a double life.
Daniella is a handsome woman with a sense of humor. She is 5-11 inches. You can see here how a writer needs a model in order to compose. At least I do, because I am not using myself as a model, which might happen.
Vesper has a terrible secret, however: She is a double agent working for Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) and only worked with Bond because she was ordered to see that he did not escape Le Chiffre. (Her kidnapping was staged to lure Bond into Le Chiffre’s clutches.) Before she met Bond, she had been romantically involved with a Polish RAF operative. This man had been captured by SMERSH, and revealed information about Vesper under torture. Hence, SMERSH was using this operative to blackmail Vesper into helping them. After Le Chiffre’s death, she is initially hopeful that she can have a fresh start with Bond, but she realizes this is impossible when she sees a SMERSH operative, Gettler, tracking her and Bond’s movements. Consumed with guilt and certain that SMERSH will find and kill both of them, she commits suicide, leaving a note admitting her treachery and pledging her love to Bond.
Bond copes with the loss by renouncing her as a traitor and going back to work as though nothing has happened. He phones his superiors and informs them of Vesper’s treason and death, coldly saying “The bitch is dead.”
Bond’s feelings for Vesper are not totally extinguished; Fleming’s tenth novel, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, reveals that he makes an annual pilgrimage to Royale-les-Eaux to visit her grave. In Diamonds Are Forever, Bond skips the song “La Vie En Rose” in Tiffany Case‘s hotel room “because it has memories for him”; this is a song closely associated with Vesper in Casino Royale. Furthermore, in the novel Goldfinger, when a drugged Bond believes that he has died and is preparing to enter heaven, he worries about how to introduce Tilly Masterton, who he believes has died along with him, to Vesper.