Bérénice Marlohe says she felt "peaceful" when Sam Mendes understood her sense of humour during their first meeting.
The French actress plays the part of sultry Bond girl Sévérine in latest 007 film Skyfall.
The star explained how she cracked a bad joke about not being interested in the part during her first audition for the movie.
"I was afraid he would take that as me not wanting the job," Bérénice told USA Today. "But he understood. I was extremely happy and peaceful."
The 33-year-old continued to describe how she updated the iconic Bond girl character, which she feels is outdated in contemporary society. The brunette beauty planned to deconstruct the public's perception of the James Bond female from the start of the legendary spy movie.
"It was very important to get rid of this 'Bond girl' title. It's very abstract, and you can't build anything on that. It was important to create a real human being and a real person and a real story in the real world," she continued. "It's what makes her modern."
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