You may not know Berenice Marlohe yet, but this fall when Skyfall lands in theaters across the globe, all eyes will be on the newest Bond girl.
When she’s not lighting up the screen, the sexy French actress is sparkling in Swarovski as the new face of the crystal jewelry brand’s campaign.
“I’m realizing little by little,” Marlohe says of how the role may change her life, adding: “The big change for me is that now I have an amazing chance to read some great scripts.”
While Swarovski has had a love affair with the cinema since 1895, Marlohe is the first actress to be the face of its campaign, and for Marlohe, representing the “Kingdom of Jewels” collection is the realization of a childhood dream.
“They also did the red sparkly shoes that Judy Garland wears in The Wizard of Oz. I loved the shoes as a child and now I’m the face of the brand, so it’s a real honor for me,” says Marlohe.
The Cannes festival’s poster girl Marilyn Monroe famously wore a Swarovski crystal-studded white fur coat to sing “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy.
To tie into the 50th anniversary of the Bond films this year, Sony screened the teaser trailer for Skyfall on Monday night ahead of From Russia With Love, which had a special screening as part of Cannes’ Classics Cinema de la Plage sidebar. That film’s Bond girl Martine Beswick was also in town.
This is the first time at the festival for Marlohe, who plans to shine on the red carpet in a “black dress” and Swarovski jewelry. Marlohe flew directly to Cannes from the Skyfall set. Will Marlohe get to show co-star Daniel Craig the art of the French kiss? “I really hope so,” she said. “It would be a shame if not.”
Watch THR's interview with Marlohe above.