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BondGirl Bérénice
Marlohe isOMEGA’s
newest brand
ith James Bond fever spreading faster than a YouTube
viral video, it is no surprise to learn that the new
beautiful Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe is OMEGA’s
newest brand ambassador
Actress Bérénice Marlohe has been added to OMEGA’s roster of
brand ambassadors and participated in the opening of the brand’s
new boutique in Venice.
The half-French half-Cambodian actress portrays Séverine in
SKYFALL, the James Bond film to be released in October 2012. It
will mark the English-language acting debut for Ms Marlohe whose
previous film roles have been in her native French.
Describing her role of Séverine, Bérénice says that she was described
by the writers and director as glamorous and enigmatic. “For me,”
she says, “enigmatic is very important because I wanted to create a
character who couldn’t be stereotyped. It should not be obvious
immediately what kind of person she is.” She adds, “Daniel Craig
has added something special with James Bond – he’s both tough and
vulnerable and it’s not always clear what he’s thinking. I want to do
the same thing with Séverine – she’s not just on the screen to be
saved by Bond.”
Her role in SKYFALL will mark the first time Bérénice Marlohe has
spoken English in a film. Asked about the challenge she said, “What
I like about working in English is that it gives me freedom. Because
I’m not acting in my own language, I can escape the trap that we
sometimes fall into when we act in our mother tongue. On the other
hand, of course, is that if you weren’t raised with certain words, they
don’t have real meaning to you so it can be tricky. But I truly enjoy
acting in languages other than French.”
Talking about how being in such a high-profile film might change
her life, the actress commented, “It’s important to remember that I
didn’t arrive on the film set suddenly, by accident. It was a long
journey of many, many years and of being passionate about my art.
As a result, I'm going through it in a very normal and peaceful way.
But it is certainly true that even people I had known previously are
looking at me a bit differently, which is strange.”
With an existing network of internationally renowned and beautiful
brand ambassadors, such as Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, and
Zhang Ziyi, it is no surprise that Bérénice Marlohe joins the Omega
family. We at Simply Abu Dhabi can’t wait to preview Skyfall and
see how the lead roles showcase their Omegas, to the world in the
anticipated and sophisticated Bond-esque style.