New Bond girl Eva Green hid her acting dream from her mother Marlene Jobert, because she was scared she wouldn't measure up to the French actress.
But the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN star, who plays leading lady Vesper Lynd in the new 007 thriller Casino Royale, overcame her fear when she realised that acting would stretch her in a way nothing else could.
She says, "(My mother) thinks acting is a cruel profession. And for years, I wouldn't even acknowledge to myself that I wanted to be an actress. I was afraid of measuring up.
"But acting is a way of going beyond myself - you know, I have blood in my veins when I am someone else."