Bond 25 has a good balance between familiar and fresh faces. This would be Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond. We have our beloved Academy Award winner Rami Malek portraying the villain. No offense but this would be the first time I’d be rooting for the villain (Rami) than 007 himself.
No Bond movie is complete without a bold and beautiful Bond girl. This year, Ana de Armas shall be playing the lady love to Agent 007. And we believe she’s more than just a pretty face. Here are the must-know facts about our bold and beautiful Ana de Armas
Best of both worlds: Cuba and Spain
She studied at the National Theater School, in Cuba. After completing her studies Ana moved from Cuba to Madrid to with big dreams to pursue. She was never afraid to cross comfort zones, and it was her relentless pursuit that landed her in Los Angeles. She gained popularity in the Spanish TV show “El Internado Laguna Negra“.
She was cast in Knock Knock at a time when she didn’t speak English
After moving to Los Angeles and immersed herself in acting classes. Ana heaily prioritized learning English and was driven to audition for roles. She used her spanish fame as less as possible after becoming a household name in the TV show “El Internado Laguna Negra.” Her first major feature film in the United States was Knock Knock, a psychological thriller with Keanu Reeves in the lead. She dazzled in each and every scene she appeared. Go watch it if you haven’t yet.
She started at an early age
Ana started showing interest in acting as early as 12 years old and appeared on screen at the age of 16. She watched movies at a young age and enacted her favorite lines whenever she got the chance to.
Blade Runner was a blessing in disguise
She auditioned for Blade runner without even knowing what her role was. After spending 5 grueling months shooting Blade Runner 2049 in Budapest, Ana de Armas had to go through rigorous personal training for the role. She had to display a mature display of emotional acting skills starring opposite Ryan Gosling. But the grueling 5 months paid off very well and Ana got critical praise from audience and critics alike.
She adores puppies and loves playing with them. She has a dog named Elvis. She takes her do everywhere. Be it long walks on beaches or mindlessly hanging his head out the window, Elvis is all over the Bond girl’s Instagram profile.
She fled Communist Cuba to pursue her acting career
De Armas left Cuba since she knew for certain that if she stayed, she had to take up a low paying job for her nationally-funded education. Cuba didn’t allow entertainment to be a huge part of life and in what one might consider a smart move, she headed over to Madrid where she found her big calling in acting.
She said, “I had to weigh the value of having a degree in my hands or leaving at that moment in search of my future. I always pay attention to my intuition — so I left,” she said. “I left to try my luck. It could have turned out for the good or for the bad. I was gambling everything, but it was a risk I needed to take. I had there, in front of my eyes, former students of the school, graduates who were not working or who didn’t have any money because they had to perform social service.”