London: Monica Bellucci is the the oldest woman to play the love interest of the James Bond and the actress says she is a "Bond woman not a Bond girl".
The 50-year-old "The Matrix Revolutions" star, who will be seen opposite Daniel Craig in upcoming 007 film, "Spectre" says she is too mature to be called Bond girl, reported The Guardian newspaper.
"I can't say I'm a Bond girl because I'm too mature to be a Bond girl. I say Bond lady; Bond woman. But I'm proud to be a Bond lady, because actually, Bond is the most amazing man. You know why? Because he doesn't exist," Bellucci said.
The actress was all praise for director Sam Mendes for choosing her. "Men have the power in everything: journalism, acting, direction; in banks, finances, schools. All the laws are made by men. Men think that women, when they're not able to procreate any more, become old.
"That is not true - they are still amazing! That's why I think that Sam Mendes in choosing me, an adult woman, created a big revolution," she said.
The Italian actress, who is known for her beauty does not mind ageing as she believes she has a lot more to offer.
"Beauty is like a mask, and people think that when you're beautiful, some things can be easier. But even though the problems are still the same, there's a moment in your life where the beauty of youth goes away... When you have to deal, because time goes by. All I can say is that I'm ready for it."