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Diana Rigg loved being a Bond girl

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 July 2017, 16:34 IST

Veteran actress Diana Rigg says she had a great time playing the Bond girl in 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

The 79-year-old actress, who portrayed Tracy Draco in the popular spy franchise, recalls working in the film as a "profligate" experience, according to People magazine.

"My God, I loved it. It was so profligate - money was no object. There was a 10-second bit where I looked at my watch. And they sent for a watchmaker to arrive with a case full of watches.

"I just chose one, and they gave it to me. I also had a huge beautiful fox fur coat that I wore in the film, and they gave it to me! I loved it," says Rigg.

Popularly known as Olenna Tyrell, the witty, political matriarch from "Game of Thrones", the actress says she was unaware about the phenomenon of the HBO series when she signed up for it.

"I hadn't seen it. But the scripts were absolutely wonderful, and its production values are wonderfully rich... Mostly what you remember and enjoy are the scenes you played with people. And quite often they're the combative scenes!" she says.


First published: 31 July 2017, 16:34 IST