Grace Jones may have quit James Bond 25 shortly after arriving on set for the first time. It has been rumored that Jones, who starred in 1985's A View to Kill as May Day, was going to make a surprise cameo in the latest 007 outing with star Daniel Craig. It was never officially confirmed, but it looks like it was set to actually happen, only for the 70-year old actress and singer to bail upon her arrival.
According to sources close to the Bond 25 set, Grace Jones appeared with a red carpet welcoming, along with a posh living quarters situated close to Pinewood Studios to make her feel more comfortable. However, once on the set, she became angry after reportedly learning that her part was a lot smaller than she initially was led to believe, so she quit right there on the spot. Again, this has not been officially confirmed by anyone at the studio, but it is believed Jones' cameo was supposed to be a cool nod to the franchise, even though Jones' character exists in a separate continuity. A View to a Kill was the final movie in the franchise that featured Roger Moore as 007.
If the Grace Jones story ends up being true, it's just another setback for the Bond 25 production, which was troubled before it even began. First, Daniel Craig said he would rather slit his wrists than appear as James Bond on the big screen again. He obviously signed back on, but there were more speedbumps to hit along the way. Danny Boyle was originally set to direct the sequel from an idea which he had pitched, but he later left the movie due to creative differences with producers.
Cary Joji Fukunaga then stepped up to direct Bond 25 from a script he co-wrote with Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Once production started, Daniel Craig injured his ankle while on set in Jamaica, which involved a minor surgery and a month of physical therapy before returning to the set. He only recently returned to begin shooting again. Additionally, a crew member was injured while shooting a scene with a controlled explosion. He reportedly only suffered minor injuries, while part of the set at Pinewood was damaged. Finally, it was just revealed that a man was arrested for planting hidden cameras in the female bathrooms at Pinewood. Oh, and the director has been accused of holding up production due to his video game addiction, but Fukunaga calls that story 'fake news', claiming it never happened.
Bond 25 has had some pretty interesting things go down since the production began and there's still a lot more to go. Hopefully everything from here on out is smooth sailing behind-the-scenes. As for the Grace Jones news, we have yet to receive confirmation that she was going to be involved in the sequel at all, so this could all be just speculation for the time being. The Sun U.K. was the first to report on the Grace Jones and Bond 25 news.