Producer Michael G. Wilson and Mexican "Bond girl" Stephanie Sigman. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Mexico has plenty of murderous and eccentric drug lords, but its image-conscious government did not want the new James Bond film "Spectre" to feature a Mexican villain when 007 comes blazing into town.Bond producer Michael Wilson acknowledged Wednesday that local authorities were concerned about seeing a Mexican cast as the bad guy when the movie starring Daniel Craig is shot in the country. But he denied reports that the script was changed at the request of executives from Sony Pictures and MGM Studios, eager to save money after the government offered $14 million in tax incentives in return for a better image. Stephanie Sigman, the first Bond girl from Mexico, said she was never worried about how her country would be depicted in the film, which will premiere in November.Wilson said producers always planned to have a Mexican Bond girl, denying reports that it was one of the government's demands.
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