Saturday, 10 November 2012

Photos: Skyfall Madrid Photocall Naomie and Daniel

Video: Behind the scenes The Hollywood Reporter Cover shoot

Inside THR’s 'Skyfall' Cover Shoot With Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem (Video)

Sam Mendes, director of the 23rd James Bond film, and actress Naomie Harris also sat for the cameras.

Skyfall stars Daniel CraigJavier Bardem, Naomie Harris and director Sam Mendesprojected cool at their THR cover shoot. And why shouldn't they? The 23rd James Bond film is already a hit overseas and is tracking to have a monster opening weekend in North America.
But the road was difficult, with onset injuries and before that, questions of whether the film would even be made. For more on the story behind Skyfall, read THR’s cover story here.
During the cover shoot, Bardem showed he’s a charmer, despite his villainous role as disaffected MI6 operative Raoul Silva. The actor got a laugh by saying to Harris, “someone has to help you with that,” referring to her sequined dress that was so long it appeared difficult to walk in.
Watch the behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot above.

Video: 'Skyfall' Bond Girl Naomie Harris Talks 007 - Young Hollywood

'Skyfall' Bond Girl Naomie Harris Talks 007

The first time Naomie Harris was in our Studio, the prospect of her being the next Bond Girl was only a rumor. She returns to the Studio in full Bond Girl reality, as the lucky gal at the side of Daniel Craig in 'Skyfall'! Can our host convince her that HE would make a better 007 than Mr. Craig? Hosted by Trevena. Oliver Trevena. (@olivertrevena)

Photos: Skyfall Madrid Premier

 At the Hotel before the Madrid Premiere

Thursday, 8 November 2012

SKYFALL SPOILERS : Interview :Naomie Harris: My mum taught me to believe in myself — just like she did - The Sun

Naomie Harris: My mum taught me to believe in myself — just like she did

Naomie Harris 'Skyfall' film premiere
New Bond girl ... Naomie Harris on red carpet for Skyfall premiere

NAOMIE HARRIS plays Miss Moneypenny in the new James Bond film Skyfall.

But this time Moneypenny is an action girl for the British secret service rather than an 

MI6 secretary.

It’s another great role for Naomie after finding fame in movies like 28 Days Later,

Pirates Of The Caribbean and Miami Vice.

Here Naomie, 36, who is single, tells GARTH PEARCE what her mother taught her.

“MY mum, Lisselle Kayla, is my soulmate.
She brought me up on her own and I only met my dad for the first time in 2009.
She is an amazing woman. She has helped me at every stage. She looks so young people think she’s my sister. She has always believed in me, more than I believed in myself.
Whenever I say: “I’m not going to get this part” or “I am not going to be good in this,” she will say: “Yes you are and yes, you can.”
I have been acting from the age of nine and earned money on children’s TV.
I always wanted to act and would go to the Anna Scher Theatre School in London twice a week, after normal school.
The money I earned was so useful when I went to Cambridge. My mum had insisted I save — and that paid for university. It should have been a bit more fun but I was too intense about my work. If I was advising anyone else, I would say take it less seriously.
Naomie Harris
In action ... Naomie as new Miss Moneypenny
Columbia Pictures
I thought I was going to find like-minded people and we would sit up until the early hours and talk about the meaning of life. But it wasn’t like that at all. They would talk about their posh schools and there was me, a black girl from Finsbury Park. I was in tears most days and I was back on the train to mum every weekend! I did two years at drama school in Bristol after uni. By this time the money had run out, so I got a job in a call centre. I loved it in Bristol — the teachers were dedicated and passionate.
Mum came to England, aged five, with her parents — both dead now — from Jamaica. But I am a real London girl.
When my grandad was alive, I knew him well. He even took me to Jamaica when I was about three and I still feel an affinity to the island. Once I started having some success as an actress, I lived out of two suitcases for about three years. I’d be travelling from location to location in places like South Africa and Ireland and put my stuff in to storage. Whenever I returned home I would stay with my mum, because all the travelling made me feel rootless.
When I was away, I would also telephone her every day. We were in constant touch and she would visit me on film sets, particularly the ones far away. She was the dialect coach on the film Small Island and on Pirates Of The Caribbean too. She doesn’t have a Jamaican accent but is a brilliant teacher of accents.
I am aware that my standards are high in conducting myself properly. I have been offered drugs but have never taken them. But I’m always quite shocked if someone does offer them to me.
If someone takes drugs, I suppose it is understandable to offer them but I have no interest. Alcohol? I just never liked the taste. My mum is like that too.
So I have never drunk a whole glass of wine, just tasted it.
When I did the sex scenes with Andy Serkis in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll — the film about rockstar Ian Dury — I had a body double.
I don’t like sex scenes in films, especially if you know from the film’s story that someone is part of a couple.
I don’t want to see sex on screen, as you know they are together. It is also above the call of duty for me, as an actress, to take my clothes off. It should not be my job.
I was 32 on that film, playing a 19-year-old, but I always think of myself as being much younger than I am. I don’t think I have become jaded at any point.
I have never lived a sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. I don’t even smoke.
I feel as if I have been an adult since the age of about five!”

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Photos: Naomie and Kerry Washington on 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards red carpet

Actress Naomie Harris arrives at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards Presented By BBC AMERICA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actresses Kerry Washington and Naomie Harris arrive at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards Presented By BBC AMERICA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.