With plans already afoot for the next James Bond film, due for release in 2019, predictions for who is going to secure the role of Bond’s next love affair are well underway.
In fact, one dedicated bunch of 007 enthusiasts have put together research on The Next Bond Girl to try and work out who is in the frame.
Based on data collected from the previous 72 Bond girls (007 gets around) a list of 10 actresses has been created based on the following six criteria, which amount to the standard attributes of the average Bond actress.
Each attribute was given a point scored based on their order of importance. They were scored as age: seven points, hair: six points, most common genre of film: five points, nationality: four points, height: three points, years between first film and Bond film: two points and number of films before Bond film: one point.
The actresses were then ranked from one to 10 based on how close they were to the average, 10 being the closest and one the furthest. Each number was then multiplied by the attributes score to find who is best suited.
Based on this unique scoring system, they reckon Alicia Vikander is the most likely candidate for the role in 2019, having scored 134 on the scale
She is closely followed by Rachel Hurd-Wood who scored 130 points as she meets the average height, nationality, and genre.
Sophie Cookson, who played the female lead in “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, took the halfway mark with a score of 120 though she fell short on the average age and height although her hair colour and nationality are right on target.
Based on their physical attributes and career, however, any of the 10 women who made it on ‘The Next Bond Girl’ would be suited to play Bond’s leading lady.
Take a look at the women in the running for the role and see if you reckon any of them have a better chance than Vikander who, you may remember, is already set to play Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot.
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