Bond girl Lana Wood reveals why affair with Sean Connery ended

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O’Toole. Plenty of o’tool.

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Lana Wood played the iconic role of Bond girl Plenty O’Toole in 1971’s “Diamonds Are Forever” and also entered into an affair with star Sean Connery.

Wood, 75, revealed Granthshala News Why did the love affair end and both went their separate ways.


“I knew Sean,” said the younger sister of the late Hollywood icon Natalie Wood. “I met him years ago. I had a boyfriend at the time [film producer] Jerome Hellman who was Shawn’s friend. We were invited to dinner at his house and I remember having fun. ,

Former Bond babe also known as Connery – Joe died in october 2020 At 90 of pneumonia, heart problems and old age – “magnetic” and “charismatic”.

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“He was very magnetic,” she said. ,[Connery] Was very charismatic and we just had a wonderful evening. I felt very comfortable with him. I was completely at ease. So when I saw Sean walking around the lobby on the first day on set, I was overjoyed. I was a nervous wreck so I felt like I had at least one friend. ,

“I felt very comfortable with him. I was completely comfortable,” Wood said of Connery as they were shooting their film.
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Wood and Connery had a brief, passionate relationship at the time and claimed she was the one who ended it. The “Peyton Place” star then explained that he called off the relationship because he was in a “really cute relationship”. [composer] Leslie Bricus.”

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Wood posing for a photoshoot in 1971.
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“Leslie had moved back to London. And I thought I really had to tell Sean that this relationship wouldn’t continue because I loved Leslie Bricus so much. I thought Sean was absolutely amazing, but I don’t want him anymore.” could see,” Wood recalled. “I had to tell him. So when I told him, he said, ‘I totally understand.’ And that was it. We were in the hallway that leads to the casino getting ready to shoot. And off I went. I finished the take and then went back to hair and makeup.”

Lana Wood in 2018.
Lana Wood in 2018.

She continued, “I just needed to get to know her. And then several years later, all of a sudden, it dawned on me. She probably thought, ‘What a stupid girl! Of course, we weren’t going to have a relationship.’ I thought it was funny that I had to say something to her. But I had to be honest with her.”

Sean Connery and Lana Wood in "Diamonds Are Forever".
Sean Connery and Lana Wood in “Diamonds Are Forever”.
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According to British publication To express, it was the “Marnie” actor who began the affair. “I was never so forward. We went out to dinner, then met some of his friends, then went for a walk, and you know,” Wood told the outlet in September.

Lana Wood for "Diamonds Are Forever" at a 1971 photocall.
Lana Wood in a 1971 photo for “Diamonds Are Forever”.
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“We actually started having an affair before filming started, but we kept it a secret. Neither of us were married at the time, but it still hasn’t been made public about it.” She said. “I remember being very embarrassed when we had to do love scenes, because we were trying not to let people know.

“You want to be a good actress, but don’t be too confident about it,” Wood revealed.


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