From "Sherlock" to "Da Vinci's Demons," one thing is certain: actress Lara Pulver is a welcome, sultry addition to any series. Pulver spoke with The Radio Times about her recent roles, and becoming the original Bond Girl.
After her show-stopping portrayal of Sherlock Holmes femme fatale Irene Adler, it's no shock that fans are clamoring for Pulver to return for the series' upcoming third season, which is currently filming. "Oh my God, I get inundated every day with people saying, 'Please say Irene Adler’s going to be in season three, please!'" she said. "As far as I know, I’m not going to be a part of series three. 'Sherlock' is Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s passion project. If it fits to have her back, I know they’ll write it; if it doesn’t, I trust them to get it right."
Fans can expect the actress to be similarly scantily clad in Starz' Renaissance-era drama "Da Vinci's Demons," where she portrays Clarice Orsini, wife of statesman Lorenzo Medici. "We are in Renaissance Italy, which involved women often being used for men’s desires, and we don’t shy away from sexual intimacy," she said. "However, I’m not one to drop clothes for the sake of it."
Pulver marveled at the new series' production, which recreated Renaissance-era Italy in Wales. "We built the biggest sound stages in Europe in a disused car factory and the whole city of Swansea was amazingly supportive," she said, noting that one factor was less supportive. "But the weather was our enemy during the five-month shoot – it rained every day!"
The actress is also looking ahead to future projects, including one which will feature her as the ultimate Bond Girl. "I’m playing opposite [Dominic Cooper] in a biopic about [James Bond author] Ian Fleming and the tempestuous love affairs he had with many women, including Ann O’Neill, who eventually became his one and only wife," she said. "Their relationship was dysfunctional, abusive at times, and the script doesn’t shy away from anything."