Billie Eilish Might Debut New 'Bond' Theme At The Oscars
Fresh from her big night at the Grammys, Billie Eilish will be taking the stage on the film industry's night of nights.
The Academy shared the news today that the 18-year-old will have a "special performance at Oscars 2020" and fans are fairly certain that emphasis on ~special~ means she'll be debuting the theme she's written for the new 'James Bond' theme.
The Oscars announcement even included another not-so-subtle hint, including in the same breath a fun and not at all related fact about Billie's 'Bond' gig.
"What she will be performing at the 92nd Oscars has yet to be revealed, but earlier this month it was confirmed that she will be singing the title track to the upcoming James Bond film, 'No Time To Die'," the statement reads.
Not at all obvious!
Fans are also pretty certain Billie isn't just going to rock up and sing "Bad Guy" again.
Billie wrote the as-yet-unreleased song with her brother, producer Finneas, and becomes the youngest ever artist in history to write and record a theme tune for Mr. Bond.
“It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way," Billie said of her Bond involvement.
"To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honour. James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock,” she added in a statement.
It seems as though the macho-heavy 'Bond' franchise is consciously taking a step into the future, with Billie -- and also writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge who was brought in to "polish the script" -- just the second woman in history to have a scriptwriting credit in the franchise, Deadline reported.
Waller-Bridge -- the creator and star of 'Fleabag' -- commented that Bond can retain the same identity, but that the films really needed to start representing women properly.
“There’s been a lot of talk about whether or not [the Bond franchise] is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women,” she said. “I think that’s bollocks.
"I think he’s absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow. It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly. He doesn’t have to. He needs to be true to this character.”
Billie Eilish will follow in the footsteps of recent 'Bond' singers who have performed at the Oscars (Sam Smith, Adele) and judging by her success at the Grammys, she'll probably be back the following year to collect her Academy Award for Best Original Song.
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