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9 MARCH 2015
STEPHANIE SIGMAN TO PLAY ESTRELLA IN SPECTRE

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2015-03-09
The official James Bond website reports that Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman is signed to play the role of Estrella in SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig directed by Sam Mendes. In the film, Sigman will be accompanied by two other new Bond girls, French actress Léa Seydoux and Italian actress Monica Belucci.

(Estrella appears in the pre-title sequence of SPECTRE.)

About Stephanie Sigman:
An immensely charming and striking actress, Stephanie Sigman continues to challenge herself with each new role she takes on.

Sigman will next be seen in theaters across the globe in Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE opposite Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes. SPECTRE is due for release in the UK on October 26, 2015 and in the US on November 6, 2015.

She is currently in production on the Untitled Detective Comedy film alongside Bruce Willis, John Goodman and Jason Mamoa. The film is about an L.A. detective who seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog.

Sigman recently wrapped production on two projects. Up first is Netflix’s highly-anticipated new series, Narcos (2015). The show takes a chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his Medellin Cartel. Sigman plays Valeria Velez, Pablo Escobar’s (Wagner Moura) longtime mistress. The show is expected to debut late-summer 2015. Following, Sigman will be seen in John Michael McDonagh’s indie film War on Everyone (2015). The film follows two corrupt cops in New Mexico who set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Sigman stars alongside Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Pena and Theo James.

She is most widely known for her lead performance in the feature Miss Bala (2011) for director Gerardo Naranjo. The film debuted in Cannes and was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2011 Academy Awards. Betsy Sharkey, critic for the Los Angeles Times called her performance: “haunting… Sigman disappears completely inside Laura's skin, taking her from tentative hope to absolute fear with barely the blink of an always wary eye. Watching her face telegraph helplessness and resignation as she is transformed from an innocent into a mule…is as unnerving as it is mesmerizing.”

Previous credits include FX’s The Bridge (2013-2014) opposite Demian Bichir and Diane Krueger. She also starred in the film Pioneer (2013), opposite Aksel Hennie and Wes Bentley. The film had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and was Norway’s submission for the Best Foreign Film category for the Oscars that year.

Editor's Note:
Previous Mexican actors in the Bond film series include Pedro Armendáriz (Karim Bey, Bond's ally, in From Russia with Love) and his son, Pedro Armendáriz Jr, who played President Hector Lopez in Licence to Kill. Other Mexican actors in LTK include Alejandro Bracho, Edna Bolkan and Sergio Corona.

News on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Naomie Harris in SPECTRE ad for Sony Mobile (September 13, 2015)
>James Bond wears Crocket & Jones shoes in SPECTRE (September 11, 2015)
>Stephanie Sigman in SPECTRE ad for Belvedere Vodka (September 10, 2015)
>Sam Smith to sing title song for SPECTRE (September 8, 2015)
>New official poster revealed for SPECTRE (September 3, 2015)
>New video from the production of SPECTRE (August 13, 2015)
>Official trailer for SPECTRE (July 22, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE in Mexico (June 15, 2015)
>TV spot for SPECTRE on American television (June 10, 2015)
>Video from the filming of SPECTRE (April 30, 2015)
>Official teaser trailer for SPECTRE (March 28, 2015)
>SPECTRE to be released in IMAX theatres (March 27, 2015)
>Official UK quad teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Official international teaser poster for SPECTRE (March 17, 2015)
>Video: Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE (February 26, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Rome Italy (February 18, 2015)
>First look at SPECTRE includes behind the scenes video (February 12, 2015)
>Official photocall for SPECTRE in Solden Austria (January 7, 2015)
>Belvedere Vodka announces SPECTRE partnership (December 16, 2014)
>Official press release with details about the SPECTRE filming in Austria (December 10, 2014)
>Start of principal photography for SPECTRE in London (December 6, 2014)
>British actor Andrew Scott portrays MI5 staffer Denbigh in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Italian actress Monica Bellucci portrays Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Aston Martin DB10 confirmed to appear in SPECTRE (December 4, 2014)
>Title and teaser poster revealed for Bond 24 (December 4, 2014)
>Opening photocall with cast & crew at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2014)
>Janine Temime is the Costume Designer for Bond 24 (November 27, 2014)
>Austrian actor Christoph Waltz set to appear in Bond 24 (November 13, 2014)
>Dave Bautista set to appear in Bond 24 (October 13, 2014)
>French actress Léa Seydoux signed for Bond 24 (October 10, 2014)
>Hoyte van Hoytema is the Cinematographer for Bond 24 (September 17, 2014)
>IMAX experience awaits Bond 24 in Sweden (May 15, 2014)
>Scandinavian actresses auditioning for Bond 24 (May 12, 2014)
>New Aston Martin confirmed for Bond 24 (March 19, 2014)
>Ben Whishaw (Q) unveils the new Q Stage at Pinewood Studios (December 4, 2013)
>MGM and Danjaq acquire all film rights for Blofeld/SPECTRE (November 15, 2013)
>Initial press release for Bond 24 (July, 11 2013)

For more news on SPECTRE featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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