The Greek actress plays a love interest for Daniel Craig's superspy character in the 23rd Bond blockbuster, and Sotiropoulou reveals that due to strict secrecy protocols, she didn't know what she was doing on set until the time came to shoot her scenes.
She says, "I was one of the people who never had a script. I just got told what I'd be doing on set by the director. They have to be so careful. You have quite strict contracts that say you can't say anything about the plot. And everyone respects that."
UPDATE: There are several elements that are essential to any Bond film: Action, martinis, and of course, "Bond girls." Skyfall, the latest installment in the franchise, has already toyed with this formula by having Daniel Craig sip Heineken, but thankfully Bond will still have plenty of glamourous lady friends. Previously, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe were cast in the film, and now a third leading lady has been added: Tonia Sotiropoulou.
The Greek actress broke the news on Facebook, writing, "Dear friends I officially announce I got a part in J. Bond new film!!! Turkey here I come! Thank u all for you love and support! This is officially the happiest day of my life bitches!!!!"
Sotiropoulou originally auditioned for Sévérine, but the role went to Marlohe. After auditioning again and meeting with director Sam Mendes yesterday, she finally landed the part. She told the Greek press that she's excited to be featured in a film that will play for audiences worldwide. "I feel very lucky and blessed, but basically, I am very grateful that this happened, for my family and my friends who believe in me and support trying to do," she said. "I will do the best, I am very proud because somehow it might be something that will advertise in Greece and I am happy about it."
More details have emerged about the smoldering actress. Here's what we know so far:
* Sotiropoulou says on Facebook that she knows English, French, Greek, Ancient Greek and Cypriot Greek.
* She once played the Virgin Mary.
* She's performed standup comedy and children's theater.
* Her biggest role to date has been in a horror film called Berberian Sound Studio.
* In Greece, she appeared on a show called Golden Girls. Sotiropoulou will film her scenes later this month in Istanbul. Skyfall hits theaters on November 9, 2012. [MI6-HQ] More: Bond Flick Blasphemy: 5 Ways to Acceptably Integrate a Heineken into 'Skyfall' 'Bond' Girl Naomie Harris to Play Winnie Mandela in Biopic? First Official Image of Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'Skyfall'
Tonia Sotiropoulou has been cast as a new Bond girl in upcoming film Skyfall and the actress will get to grips with Craig during one of the movie's most steamy scenes.
Sotiropoulou will begin filming in Istanbul, Turkey later this month (Mar12) and posted the news of her casting on her Facebook.com page.
She wrote: "Dear friends, I officially announce I got a part in J. (James) Bond new film!!! Turkey here I come! Thank u (you) all for your love and support! This is officially the happiest day of my life b**ches!!!!"
The thespian originally auditioned for the role of Severine in the film, but lost out to French actress Berenice Marlohe.
However, her stunning looks impressed producers so much, they invited Sotiropoulou to play a smaller role in the movie.
She told a Greek newspaper, "I feel very lucky and blessed, but basically, I am very grateful that this happened, for my family and my friends who believe in me."