Known for a slew of famous roles in her four-decade career, it's still almost impossible to bring up Jane Seymourwithout also thinking of her breakout role as Solitaire in 1972's Live and Let Die.
The James Bond franchise, recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, is now barely visible in the actress' rear view mirror, but the ways it informed her career are something she still feels today.
"It was a great experience, but after that I just realized I wanted to go back into the theater," Seymour, who stars in the new Hallmark Movie Channel film Lake Effects, tellsThe Hollywood Reporter. "I didn't really want to run three paces behind a man with a gun."
Seymour will next be seen in Austenland, a romantic comedy about a woman (Keri Russell) who travels to an English amusement park for women obsessed with Jane Austen.
"I play the awful woman who runs the place," she says, "and I'm completely wrong about everything... this absurd concept, this whole thing, It's quite funny."
Austenland, which marks Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's producing debut of non-authored material, will likely enter festival circuit later this year.
"She's unbelievable," Seymour says of Meyer. "She was very hands on. In fact, so were all of the women in that movie
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