The charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international stardom as suave secret agent James Bond and later led a successful decades-long career in Hollywood deceduto il ott. 31 all'età 90.
Leon, who played the Lady in Bahamas in 1983’s “Never Say Never Again," revealed on U.K.’s “This Morning” on Monday that the legendary star put her at ease when it came time to film a romantic scene in bed.
“I did have this bed scene with him which I was quite worried about,” admitted the 76-year-old, come citato da U.K.’s DailyMail.
“Despite my age, I had never done a bed scene on film, Certamente,"Ha continuato. “So I was quite worried about that, but he did put me at ease for it.”
Leon shared that Connery jumped out of bed immediately once his wife Micheline Roquebrune arrived on set.
“Filming does take a long time and he is a perfectionist," lei disse. “He did stay in bed all morning. tuttavia, when his wife came in the afternoon to watch, he could not get out of bed quick enough! He was the world’s greatest sex symbol so no wonder I was worried about going to bed with the world’s greatest sex symbol but he put me at ease.
“We did share some fun times together — he was an incredible man,” the actress added.
Leon also credited Connery for making the film series successful over the years.
“Oh there’s no question — Sean made Bond and Bond made Sean," lei spiegò. “He was an extraordinary actor and went on to do lots of other parts. he was an extraordinary man, that’s for sure.”
Connery’s wife and two sons said the star “died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family” in the Bahamas, dove viveva. Son Jason Connery said his father had been “unwell for some time.”
Connery was in his early 30s — and little known — when he starred in the first Bond thriller, 1962'S "Dr. No,” based on the Ian Fleming novel.
Condannato come immorale dal Vaticano e dal Cremlino, ma è stato proiettato alla Casa Bianca per il fan di Bond John F.. Kennedy, "Dr. No ”è stato un successo al botteghino e ha lanciato un franchise che è sopravvissuto a lungo alle sue origini della Guerra Fredda.
United Artists couldn’t wait to make more films about the British secret agent, with ever more elaborate stunts and gadgets, along with more exotic locales and more prominent co-stars, among them Lotte Lenya and Jill St. John.
Connery ha continuato come Bond in “From Russia With Love," "Dito d'oro,"" Thunderball,"Si vive solo due volte" e "I diamanti sono per sempre",”Spesso eseguendo le sue acrobazie.
Connery è sopravvissuto a sua moglie, fratello Neil e figli Jason e Stefan. Il suo pubblicista, Nancy Seltzer, ha detto che ci sarà una cerimonia privata seguita da un servizio funebre una volta terminata la pandemia di coronavirus.
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