Spectre, the latest James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, is currently doing a promotional tour in China.
According to Jaynestars, the cast of the British film, including Daniel Craig and new Bond girl Lea Seydoux, went on the variety show Day Day Up a few days ago, in which Leanne Li acted as their special guest translator.
On the show, Daniel expressed his love for Chinese tea culture and had the opportunity to watch a tea ceremony being performed on the show. Dad, Where Are We Going 3 star Zou Shiming and his son Xuanxuan also taught Daniel a few kung fu moves. Jane Zhang performed the Chinese theme song for Spectre.
Leanne, born in Shanghai but grew up in Vancouver, speaks impeccable English and Mandarin.
On the show, Leanne confidently translated for Daniel and Lea, earning praises from many viewers who attended the live recording. Netizens said Leanne had a lot of stage charisma and was even taller than Lea, thus suggesting her to be the next Bond girl. The last Asian Bond girl was portrayed by Michelle Yeoh in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies, starring Pierce Brosnan as 007.
When reporters relayed the netizens’ comments to Leanne, she said, “I think Lea Seydoux is really pretty! She’s very sexy and smart!”
Asking if she would be interested in being a Bond girl, Leanne expressed,
“That would be a huge blessing if I get to have that opportunity! Out of all the Bond girls, I like China’s representative, Michelle Yeoh, the best. I even joked on the show about wanting to be China’s second representative.”