Known for her starring role in the 2011 Mexican drama film Miss Bala, Stephanie Sigman will star in the upcoming Bond installment, Spectre, out November 6, 2015.
The Obregon, Sonora, Mexico-born actress will be the first Mexican Bond girl in the history of the franchise.
“I think there’s going to be a big opening,” she said of her character Estrella. “I expect this project will open a higher, different door to another path.”
“They ask me if I ever imagined it,” she continued, “and I have a very extensive imagination. So, I’ve imagined many things in life, but sometimes you don’t think something is really going to happen and when it happens, it’s very satisfying.”
As the 24th James Bond film, Spectre will be the second film in the series directed by Sam Mendes.
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond for a fourth time. Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris also return as Gareth Mallory and Eve Moneypenny, respectively.
In the aftermath of the bombing of MI6 by Raoul Silva, a cryptic message sets in motion events that will see James Bond come face-to-face with a sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. As Gareth Mallory, the newly-appointed M, continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond is drawn into a confrontation with an enemy who knows him better than he knows himself and holds a dangerous secret that will force Bond to question the value of everything he has fought to protect.
The cast also includes Christoph Waltz as Franz Oberhauser, a childhood friend of Bond and a senior figure within the SPECTRE hierarchy; Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, a psychologist working at a private medical clinic in the Austrian Alps; Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, the widow of an assassin killed by Bond; Andrew Scott as Denbigh, a member of the British government; Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx, an assassin and high ranking member of SPECTRE; Ben Whishaw as Q, the MI6 quartermaster; Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner, the MI6 Chief of Staff; Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, a fugitive from MI6 and a senior figure in the Quantum organisation; and Alessandro Cremona as Marco Sciarra, an assassin.
Spectre will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The screenplay was penned by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan.