Pam Grier revealed in a recent interview that she was approached to play the Bond girl role in the 1983 film Octopussy; however, she rejected the role and it eventually went to Maud Adams, a Swedish model and actress, as reported by Fox News. Pam said, “My agents had me meet with [producers] the Broccoli family, and I’m going, ‘I’m not available.’ They looked at me and said, ‘Well, why are you here?’ I go, ‘I don’t know. My agent told me to come meet.’ I just wanted to do really in-depth character pieces that weren’t predictable. I turned down everything.” She further added, “I just felt to be a Bond girl would be: ‘What am I going to do?’ Am I going to help rescue him? Is he rescuing me? They hadn’t thought of that. I gave them other ideas, which were much more profound and interesting than what they were doing.” Grier, who was at the time best known for her wave of successful ’70s films including Sheba, Baby, Foxy Brown, Coffy and Black Mama White Mama went on to star in a number of other films, arguably not as successful as Octopussy. These included The Vindicator, Stand Alone, and The Package. But the star won her fame back when she starred in Quentin Tarantino’s film Jackie Brown in 1997.