- 17 Nov 17
The normally gorgeous looking Blake Lively may look down in the dumps as she gets into character for the new movie she's presently filming in Ireland. But producer Barbara Broccoli says that the entire crew are upbeat and "loving" the experience of working in the Emerald Isle.
"We've been loving it. We did our tenth day of shooting here. We're up in Wicklow, in the freezing cold. My God, is it beautiful there. It is so stunningly beautiful, this morning [Thursday] especially," the James Bond producer told RTÉ Entertainment.
They're in town to make a movie entitled 'The Rhythm Section', which is due for release in February 2019. The story see the 'Gossip Girl' star play a grieving woman who takes revenge against the people who kill members of her family.
And the Bond director reckons Ireland deserves its reputation as "God's country".
Broccoli said: "You know when they say Ireland is God's country? You really get to see it and believe it. Down at the lake there with the beautiful day and the crisp morning and the blue sky... It's going to look beautiful onscreen."
Ireland is not a character in the movie, unfortunately.
"In the story it's not Ireland. Ireland plays many different things in this movie. It shows you how versatile it is, that it can be many different places. We love being here, we love the Irish crew… It's just the people; it's the welcoming spirit of the people that's just so lovely," said Broccoli , whose family have been famously producing the Bond movies since the days of when Sean Connery was first in the role.
"It's a great place to make movies. You've got wonderful talent. You've had some of the greatest talent in the world here. So you have great talent both in front of the camera [and] behind the camera. You've got great craftsmen and crews and a wonderful spirit here and beautiful locations and facilities. It's a great place; I hope I get to come back."
Speaking about the possibility of eventually making a Bond movie on our shores, she said: "I guess we've been so busy travelling around the world [that] often you don't really notice what's on your own doorstep.
"Let's see, maybe we'll try and get Bond here at some point. I must say, having experienced, it I would love to come back."
She laughed off questions about who will eventually replace Daniel Craig as Bond.
We've got the biggest and most important piece in place, which is Daniel [Craig].
|I'm very happy that he's coming back. So, to me, that's the crucial thing. And we're just looking on everything else. We don't have too much in place, but we've got the main man in place, so that makes me very happy.
"We've got our Daniel; we've got to find the director. We're working on the script and we'll see... Hopefully by the beginning of the year we'll have more news on all those fronts."
Blake Lively shooting her new movie 'Rhythm Section' in Dublin on November 4. pic.twitter.com/eOgD6maPEC
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