Soul singer Stone to be next Bond girl in video game

Soul singer Stone to be next Bond girl in video game

Soul star Joss Stone was unveiled as the latest Bond girl today.

A digital version of Stone will star as the femme fatale Nicole Hunter in 'James Bond 007: Blood Stone', the agent’s new video game.

Dripping with diamonds at the London launch, Stone said: “I’m the first Bond girl from the West Country – instead of Martini in my glass I’m drinking cider and nobody will ever know.

The pierced singer also pointed out: “I’m the first Bond girl with a nose ring.”

The Brit Award-winning artist has also penned an original song for the game with Eurythmics star Dave Stewart – swapping her R&B sound for something more “Shirley Bassey”, she said.

“Oh my God, Shirley Bassey rocks and nobody will ever get to there,” Stone said.

“She’s really powerful but there’s no ad-libbing or warbling because it wasn’t needed. I was just inspired by her and I tried to sing it in a really straight, powerful way.

“But I haven’t really got a big voice like Christina Aguilera or somebody, it’s trickery, I’m just loud and I can fake it a little bit.”

Stone said she played her Bond girl a “bit like a posh version of Paris Hilton”.

The game is not her first acting role. She has previously played “the ugliest woman in Europe” – Anne of Cleaves – in BBC2’s 'The Tudors', as well as a role in 'Eragon', so a Bond girl was an “ego boost”.

“I would love, love, love to be Bond’s girl in the next film,” she said.

“Obviously that would never happen, but I would love to do more acting, it’s basically dressing up and making pretend, it’s what little kids do, it’s a right laugh.”

She was disappointed she did not meet Daniel Craig – who stars as the voice of 007 in the new game, as he does on screen – as she finds him “incredibly hot”.

'Blood Stone' also features the voice of Dame Judi Dench as M and 'GoldenEye' screenwriter Bruce Feirstein wrote the storyline for the game.

'James Bond 007: Blood Stone' will be in shops this Christmas for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

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