Grace Jones Quits Role in ‘Bond 25’ Moments After Arriving on Set

Grace Jones Quits Role in ‘Bond 25’ Moments After Arriving on Set
Actor Daniel Craig at CineStar in Berlin on Oct. 28, 2015. (Adam Berry/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

Singer Grace Jones walked on to the set of the trouble-plagued James Bond sequel “Bond 25” and walked off minutes later.

Jones was there to film her cameo part in the movie, but apparently was not happy about how few lines she was given, The Sun reported.

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“Grace’s 007 homecoming was meant to be a real crowd-pleasing moment. Bosses were really excited about landing her,” a source told The Sun.

She walked away from the film and refused to perform her role despite the producers expending resources to get her a luxury residence to stay in.

“Of course, she comes with a reputation, so they organized premium accommodation and rolled out the red carpet on set to make her feel welcome,” the source said.

Grace Jones’s cameo appearance in the movie was rumored back in April, The Sun reported. Jones, 70, played May Day in the 1985 Bond film “A View to A Kill.”

Who Is Grace Jones?

Jones’s expansive career consists of modeling, acting, and singing. She has recorded 10 studio albums, 53 singles, and eight compilation albums, according to Revolvy.

Jones was born in Jamaica. At 13, Jones and her siblings joined her parents in America, where she grew up in a very strict household. They were already living in Upstate New York, according to Marie Claire.

She signed with a modeling agency in New York. Her modeling work then brought her to Paris.

Series of Misfortunate Events for “Bond 25”

The upcoming “James Bond” film has reportedly had multiple disasters and mishaps. Notable ones include Daniel Craig injuring his ankle on set so badly that he required surgery that caused the studio to push back filming of his scenes while he recovered.

He is supposedly back to filming, according to the Daily News.

Following Craig’s injury, Peter Hartley, 49, was arrested for planting hidden cameras in the women’s restroom on the set, TMZ reported. Neither the studio nor the Thames Valley Police in England have revealed his connection with the studio or the production.

A Vanity Fair report titled “Is Bond 25 Truly Cursed?” examines the obstructions the production has faced.

Director and co-script writer Danny Boyle left “Bond 25” weeks before filming was to start due to disagreements over the story. His co-writer, John Hodge, also left, according to Vanity Fair. The movie’s IMDB page currently lists five people with writing credits, and excludes Hodge and Boyle, perhaps indicating an overhaul of the script before shooting began.

The movie is still scheduled for an April 2020 release, according to the Movie Web. It is purported to be Daniel Craig’s last time in the role of James Bond. Rami Malek is portraying the main villain.

There has been no formal announcement for who will be the next actor to play James Bond after “Bond 25.”

According to Vanity Fair, British actor Idris Elba will not be the next one to play James Bond despite rumors circulating about his potential portrayal of the role.

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