|Died:|| -- |
|Hair/eye color:||Brown (Eyes), Red (Hair)|
|Height/weight:||-- (Height), -- (Weight)|
|Affiliation:||British Secret Service|
|Status:||Deceased, drowned in crude oil|
|Behind the scenes|
|Role:||Bond girl, Ally|
|Portrayed By:||Gemma Arterton|
|First Appearance:|| Quantum of Solace (Film)|
|Last Appearance:|| Quantum of Solace (Film)|
MI6 Agent Strawberry Fields, who works at the British consulate in Bolivia. Fields, who is merely an office worker as described by M, takes herself seriously and tries to over-power Bond when the pair meet.
She is later seduced by Bond and infiltrates Greene's fund raiser party with him. During a fundraiser at Dominic Greene's estate, Ms. Fields helps Bond escape by causing Greene's henchman Elvis to fall down the stairs. However she's drowned in crude oil by Quantum. Her naked, oil-covered body is left at the hotel room in which the two had slept together.
Behind the scenes
Director Marc Forster found Arterton a witty actress and selected her from a reported 1,500 candidates. One of the casting directors asked her to audition for the role, having seen her portray Rosaline in Love's Labour's Lost at the Globe Theatre. Arterton said Fields was "not so frolicsome" as other Bond girls, but is instead "fresh and young, not ... a femme fatale." Arterton described Fields as a homage to the 1960s Bond girls, comparing her red wig to that of Diana Rigg, who played Tracy Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Rigg, alongside Honor Blackman, is one of her favourite Bond girls. Arterton had to film her character's death scene first day on the set, where she was completely covered head to toe in non-toxic black paint. Although she found the experience unpleasant, she believes the scene will be an iconic part of the film. The character's first name, which is a reference to the Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever", is never actually uttered on screen; when Bond asks her for her name, she replies, "Just Fields." Robert A. Caplen suggests that this is a conscious effort to portray a woman "whose character attributes are neither undermined nor compromised" by her name, even though her name may have sexual overtones reminiscent of earlier Bond girls.
- Agent Fields' death is a deliberate homage to the death of Jill Masterson in 1963's Goldfinger. Both women are killed by valuable substances (Fields is immersed in crude oil while Jill was covered in gold paint) and left for dead on the bed.
- Stawberry Fields' name is a tribute to the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Chris Tilly. "Gemma Arteron Q&A", IGN, 30 January 2008. Retrieved on 30 January 2008.
- ↑ "New Bond film title is confirmed", BBC News, 24 January 2008. Retrieved on 24 January 2008.
- ↑ "Gemma Arterton is Fields...Agent Fields", CommanderBond.net, 18 November 2008. Retrieved on 2 May 2009.
- ↑ Caplen, Robert A. (2010). Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, 346.