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.