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Bond girl teams up with Madonna's producer for music debut

Former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is set to launch her pop career after writing and recording songs with longtime Madonna collaborator Mirwais.

The producer met the actress backstage at a Madonna concert in Paris in 2010 and spent the best part of a year trying to persuade the sexy Ukraine-born star to join him in the studio.

The odd couple finally hooked up and she discovered she has a talent as a lyricist and singer.

Kurylenko, who 'romanced' Daniel Craig in Quantum of Solace, tells Nylon magazine, "I wrote text for him. He wrote music... and I kind of did the voice... for two songs - and I want to do more.

"It just comes out of me; I find the beauty in certain collisions of words. I didn't know how much passion was in music. Once you try it, you just want to do it all the time."

But the actress insists her music career will remain a hobby - for now: "It's just a little thing."