Asian Bond Girl Short List Revealed

Asian <em>Bond Girl</em> Short List Revealed

According to reports from various Asian news outlets five actresses are in the running to be the next Asian Bond Girl, and one sits atop the list. Click the jump to see.

The last Asian Bond Girl was Michelle Yeoh in 1997's Tomorrow Never Dies. She used the exposure to help catapult her career into the international market.

According to reports from Hong Kong, LUST, CAUTION and WU XIA star Tang Wei is sitting atop a short list of female stars to become an Asian Bond Girl in Sam Mendes' upcoming Bond film. The other top contenders include Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing, Shu Qi and Josie Ho. - Twitch Film

Producers of the new James Bond film have reportedly interviewed over a hundred actresses for this part and the narrowed it down to the list above. Tange Wei is assumed to be at the top of the list. She has very strong English skills, but more importantly her management company is one of the larger investors in Bond 23.

Tang Wei

Fan Bingbing

Li Bingbing

Shu Qi

Josie Ho

Craig's third outing as James Bond will be released on October 26, 2012. Daniel Craig will be joined by Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, as well as a Judi Dench as M.

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RunDTC - 10/19/2011, 8:17 AM
I thought they already casted the Bond girl.

I wish they would get legit actresses to play the Bond girls. Eva Green was good, Olga Kurylenko (?) was decent.
grifter - 10/19/2011, 8:33 AM
Not being mean, but do they speak English well? Like Jay Chow Learned English for the Green Hornet and he was great so I am hoping something like that
grifter - 10/19/2011, 8:34 AM
BTW is Fan BingBing related to Li Bingbing?
REMY1 - 10/19/2011, 8:41 AM
Asian Buffet

rbfn04 - 10/19/2011, 8:44 AM
Any but the last one...
jimoakley666 - 10/19/2011, 8:45 AM
Ha ha ha. Those are comedy names, right? Tang? Ho? Bing Bing? Who's next on the list; Mei Suckysucky? Luf Yu Longtime?

As long as there isn't one called Lei Dei Boi like the 'bird' from For Your Eyes Only.

Tainted87 - 10/19/2011, 8:53 AM
Why? Is Zhang Ziyi supposed to get passed around the Hollywood yard?

For Your Eyes Only was completely devoid of Asians, man...
RunDTC - 10/19/2011, 9:01 AM
Long Duck Dong
jrrnj - 10/19/2011, 9:22 AM
Can you believe that all these ladies are over 30??? Next time I'm marrying an Asian chick
BmanHall - 10/19/2011, 9:23 AM
I'd like to Fan her Bing Bing. Wasn't Shu Qi in The Transporter?
jrrnj - 10/19/2011, 9:25 AM
BMan Hall--Yes she was
Thegoddamnrobin - 10/19/2011, 9:32 AM
Tang Wei or Fan Bingbing for sure....Josie Ho far too old for bond girl i think
JackBauer - 10/19/2011, 9:33 AM
Mmm, I love to eat some Chinese.

marvel72 - 10/19/2011, 9:40 AM
fan bingbing is one sexy girl.
naterator - 10/19/2011, 9:52 AM
itll be a bingbing or a ho.... ill i can say is that Asian has certainly been a favorite of mine.....
Number1Wolverine - 10/19/2011, 9:57 AM
@JackBauer - (Borat Voice) NICE!
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/19/2011, 10:09 AM
Tang Wei looks underage and the rest really dont impress that me that much even they look hot.
I rather see someone like Li Gong. She is classy and beautiful. No to teengirls.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/19/2011, 10:10 AM
But it totally depends of what the role needs.
Bandrews1 - 10/19/2011, 10:15 AM
I'm surprised Zhang Ziyi is not on the list, she's a great Asian actress too.
REMY1 - 10/19/2011, 10:19 AM
Me love you long time.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/19/2011, 10:50 AM
Zhang Ziyi would be great too.
blue18 - 10/19/2011, 11:22 AM
Couldn't really say for sure which one I would like the best. Of course, they're all attractive and MOST of them are actually hot, but then again, looks aren't everything! They would need to have true acting ability and a definite presence to impress me. Especially when they're paired up with somebody that is such a beast as Daniel Craig! lol But here's to hoping that they find SOMEBODY for the role, because they've been looking for awhiile and we have heard a lot of rumors. Just pick somebody good and be done with it! Make it happen!!! :D
jimoakley666 - 10/19/2011, 11:28 AM
@Tainted87 - I was talking about the tranny in For You Eyes Only, you plank. "Lei Dei Boi"... Lay Dee Boy...
l0rdleg0las - 10/19/2011, 11:30 AM
ok, so we have bit part Bond girls being cast. who is going to be the main Bond Girl? that is all that really matters
grifter - 10/19/2011, 11:35 AM
lol @nailbiter111
ThaMessenger07 - 10/19/2011, 11:50 AM
Moonwalker1991 - 10/19/2011, 12:49 PM
I gotta go to Asia.
headlopper - 10/19/2011, 1:14 PM
1. Not bad
3. Meh
4. Girl from first 'Transporter'- Hot.
5.You're joking, right?
Here's an improvement:
soaponapope - 10/19/2011, 1:24 PM
yeah Eva Green was amazing, because her character wasn't the typical bond girl, meaning she wasn't just there to look good and let bond get his. she actually had a purpose in the plot and her character was actually interesting. they need to go back to that and not go back to the sex toy bond girls with innuendo names.
SCURVYDOG619 - 10/19/2011, 1:33 PM
No Kobe Tai? An outrage,an OUTRAGE I say! lol
CherryBomb - 10/19/2011, 3:12 PM
I love Shu Qi!
but i think it's Fan Bingbing, she's becoming more popular lately in America and elsewhere, so I think they'd hire her mostly. (:

this is awesome though,
Asian actresses are so beautiful <3 especially those on this list!
EarOne - 10/19/2011, 3:18 PM
from the above list, i guess Tang Wei's the right one, fo sho...

the second one looks too mixed. Shu Qi's already in Transporter. the rest are just not up to standard.
ViltrumiteKing - 10/19/2011, 3:21 PM
Shu Qi!!!
CherryBomb - 10/19/2011, 3:45 PM
Shu Qi looked beautiful in New York, I Love You .. she had a small part but she was good!

Fan BingBing just fascinates me! I love her and her style (:

they'd both make awesome bond girls
headlopper - 10/19/2011, 3:47 PM
@CherryBomb- Is that you? The real you.
No make-up necessary.:)
headlopper - 10/19/2011, 3:54 PM
Shu Qi is adorable, beautiful-!, and has a hot bod too. She's also a pretty good actress. Her chemistry with a leading man (Transporter) was good, so she could probably play well off of Craig.
CherryBomb - 10/19/2011, 4:02 PM
@headlopper In my display picture? yeah it's me lol XD
CherryBomb - 10/19/2011, 4:02 PM
P.S. make up is definitely necessary!
mgeoff88 - 10/19/2011, 5:00 PM
I'm getting kind of confused with all the casting for Bond girls in this movie. Not that I'm complaining. I even remember reading on another site they're supposedly looking for a Turkish actress to play one of the villain's girlfriend.

Also, I don't know why people are confusing For Your Eyes Only(Greece) with You Only Live Twice. Fan Bingbing in that picture does look a lot like the main Bond girl from that movie.

I'm kind of disappointed that Maggie Q or Kelly Hu aren't on here.

@CherryBomb Wow! Speaking of gorgeous... Liking your new avatar.
CherryBomb - 10/19/2011, 5:13 PM
@mgeoff awwh thank you!
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