Months after she reportedly stormed off the set, No Time To Die director Cary Fukunaga confirms he tried to ‘woo’ Grace Jones to return to the movie franchise.

While he didn’t confirm whether he wanted her to reprise her role as May Day in 1985’s A View to a Kill, Fukunaga revealed that he spent time with Jones in Jamaica before filming began in an attempt to convince her to appear in the upcoming instalment.

“I took a snorkelling trip with Grace Jones out in the waters in front of Ian Fleming’s house when I was trying to woo her into being in the film,” he told Total Film.

The hype of Jones’ return began in July when she posted a pic to Instagram of a beach in Jamaica captioned as “exciting news coming soon” at the time the movie was being shot on the island.

 

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EXCITING NEWS COMING SOON!!!! XXGR

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It was later reported that Jones had signed on buuuuuut walked off the set after learning how few lines she had. At the time, her reps said there would be “no comment” about any involvement in the project.

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In A View to a Kill, Jones played a henchwoman for Christopher Walken’s Max Zorin.

After falling in love with 007, she appeared to die in an explosion.

 

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