"After all I'm not dead. It was James who died, not Madeleine," shared Lea Seydoux before referring to the poignant climax portion of No Time to Die.
Last Updated: 03.51 PM, Sep 04, 2022
The passing of James Bond in the concluding moments of No Time to Die has left a vast vacuum of possibilities as far as the franchise is concerned. With all eyes now set on the next pick for the iconic titular role, the production of the 26th instalment doesn't seem to be on the cards right away but for French actress, Léa Seydoux, her association with the franchise isn't technically over. And when quizzed about the prospects of returning in the next film, Léa posed a rather teasing question which leaves a lot to ponder for the fans.
"Who knows? Maybe I'll be back," said the Blue is The Warmest Color actress in her most recent interview with Deadline. The statement pertained to a question about the inclusion of her character Dr. Madeleine Swann in the next instalment and while Lea shared no confirmation whatsoever about the same, she still did not rule out the possibility of the return.
"After all, I'm not dead. It was James who died, not Madeleine," shared Léa Seydoux before referring to the poignant climax portion of No Time to Die: as Bond finds himself stranded on top of Lyutsifer Safin's secret facility, the concluding moments of the show Madeleine Swann and her daughter (with Bond) drive away to safety.
The character of Dr. Madeleine Swann was first seen in the 2015 film Spectre who enters James Bond's life after the latter is trusted by Mr. White (Swann's father) to save his daughter.Bond and Swann then strike a romantic equation which is explored further in No Time to Die.
However, the onus is now on producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson to scout the next fitting James Bond and fill the mighty shoes of Daniel Craig. Léa Seydoux, on a serious note, acknowledges in the same interview that she is yet to speak to the producers about her appearance in the future Bond film because a lot depends on the casting of the main role and how the narrative shapes up eventually.
37-year-old Léa Seydoux is regarded as one of the best actors currently in business and has received several accolades for her performances. Some of her most popular credits including Belle Épine, Farewell My Queen, Bruno Dumont's comedy-drama France, and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.