Actor Pam Grier just recently exposed why she declined a possible Bond Girl function in the 1983 John Glen- directed James Bond motion picture,Octopussy Grier at first started her home entertainment profession in the early 1970s by starring in women-in-prison movies prior to playing the lead in Blaxploitation action flicks like Coffy, Foxy Brown, andFriday Foster The star likewise appeared in the 1972 motion picture Blacula and its 1973 follow up,Scream Blacula Scream However, as audiences disliked the category, Grier’s look decreased also. Still, the star eventually went back to her prominent girl roots, starring in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 police procedural Jackie Brown.

Recently, while talking with Entertainment Weekly, the star exposed why she ‘d decreased a prospective Bond Girl function in the James Bond movie,Octopussy Grier stated that at that point in her movie profession, she wasn’t thinking about playing a character that she felt was more of “an afterthought.” Still, though she had no interest in representing a Bond Girl, Grier mentioned that her representative arranged her to fulfill the Broccoli household, who supervised of the James Bond franchise.

Grier stated, “My agents had me meet with the Broccoli family, and I’m going, ‘I’m not available.’ They looked at me and said, ‘Well, why are you here?’ I go, ‘I don’t know. My agent told me to come meet.’ But I just wanted to do really in-depth character pieces that weren’t predictable. I turned down everything.”

Pam Grier Felt Like Bond Girls Were ‘An Afterthought’

Maude Adams and Roger Moore in Octopussy

The star continued, informing EW that the function merely wasn’t for her, nor was it something she wished to represent. She stated, “I just felt to be a Bond girl would be: What am I going to do? Am I going to help rescue him? Is he rescuing me? A Bond girl is an afterthought, a CliffsNote, perhaps. I asked, ‘Am I challenging Bond? Am I out to kill him? Will I kill him before he kills me?’ They hadn’t thought of that. I gave them other ideas, which were much more profound and interesting than what they were doing.”

Of course, in the spy action franchise, James Bond is constantly paired with Bond Girl, who is depicted as either a love interest or an opponent. Over the years, the notorious Bond Girl function has actually likewise gotten lots of reaction for showcasing sexist stereotypes with its female characters. Still, despite the fact that Octopussy gotten generally unfavorable evaluations from critics, the movie was a success at package workplace and made more than $180 million around the world in contrast to its $27.5 million spending plan.