After an absence from the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale and its sequel Quantum of Solace, 2012's Skyfall reintroduces the character for Daniel Craig's tenure as Bond; Skyfall is the first film in which the character is given a first name, Eve. She is played by Naomie Harris, the only non-White actress to portray Moneypenny. Even though she is not considered a Bond Girl, she is the first Moneypenny to have romantic moments with 007.
Afterwards she is suspended from field work, although she does aid in fighting off Raoul Silva in order to ensure that Bond can help M escape safely (as Silva had showed up with the intention of killing M).
At the end of the film, Eve states she is not fit for field work, and will remain only in a desk job at MI6. As Bond says that they have not been properly introduced, she says her full name is Eve Moneypenny.
Monneypenny helps Bond in Spectre, while he's going rogue. She tells him that The Pale King is in fact Mister White. Later she helps Bond in London when M finds out that C is spying on all the Mi6 agents. In the final act of the movie she helps Bond together with the Mi6-crew to capture C and Blofeld.
Behind the scenes
- Despite the fact that the Bond girl in Skyfall was Sévérine, Eve and Bond also shared a few romantic moments throughout the film.
- In Skyfall she's not only a secretary, but also a field agent. In fact, she mostly appears as a field agent.