Ever since former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld tapped Kate Upton to cover the debut issue of her hotly-anticipated new magazine, the fashion world has taken a liking to the scantily clad one. No longer limited to Sports Illustrated or GQ spreads, Upton has appeared in a number of international glossies, including Jalouse and Interview, and is the star of November’s Cosmopolitan. This newfound acceptance has given the Victoria’s Secret-blacklisted model some serious superhero-like confidence, so naturally her sights are set on cinema.
In a brilliantly timed plug for the James Bond franchise, which has a new Tom Ford-dressed film rolling out this month, Upton recently revealed to New York Post that she thinks she has what it takes to be a Bond girl. "It’s a very prestigious title, and it would be a very cool role," she explains. "I would need to go through some intense training to learn all the Bond girl moves."
If Upton were to take on the iconic femme fatale gig (and she certainly has the physical attributes to do so; not sure about the acting bit, since all we have to work with are videos of her Cat Daddy-ing for Terry Richardson, eating a messy burger for Carl’s Jr., and cuddling babies and goats for the aforementioned CR Fashion Book), she’d be joining an elite group of predecessors, including Ursula Andress, Famke Janssen, Olga Kurylenko and—Kate’s fave—Halle Berry. Would you watch Upton take on Bond?