Grace Jones is not here for cameo roles.
The 71-year-old diva reportedly quit the upcoming James Bond movie minutes after arriving on set, because her part was too small.
Jones is no stranger to the Bond franchise, after playing villain May Day in 1985’s A View to A Kill. But her participation in the upcoming Bond 25 unraveled, when she arrived on set and realized she only had a few lines, Britain’s The Sun reported Sunday, June 30.
The movie’s production team was said to be stunned by Jones’ speedy exit, especially since they booked her luxury accommodations near Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England where the action flick was filming.
“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,” a source supposedly told the paper.
“But it turns out Grace was expecting to play a bigger role in the movie and took her brief cameo as a slight,” the source added. “She was out of there quicker than it takes to rustle up a martini.”
This is just the latest problem on Bond 25. Last year director Danny Boyle quit over creative differences involving the script. He was replaced by Cary Fukunaga.
Then in May, star Daniel Craig suffered an ankle injury on set. Craig underwent “minor” ankle surgery as a result of the accident, producers said on May 22. The film continued production, but Craig was forced to take a break to recuperate.
On June 15, the official 007 Instagram account posted a picture of Craig in the gym — wearing an ankle brace — saying he was “prepping for shooting.”
Last week, a slickly produced video of Craig shooting in Jamaica was posted to the account.
The clip was captioned: “On set with #Bond25: Jamaica. Check out director Cary Fukunaga, Daniel Craig (James Bond #007), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter) and Lashana Lynch (Nomi) in this behind the scenes look at our recent Caribbean filming.”
Bond 25 is slated for an April 2020 release