Naomie Harris Born September 6, 1976. Starred as Selena~28 Days Later, Tia Dalma/Calypso~2nd+3rd Pirates of the Caribbean, Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall and SPECTRE.Winnie Mandela in Mandela:Long Walk to Freedom.Southpaw, Our Kind of Traitor,Moonlight (Oscar Nominee) plus Collateral Beauty and Jungle Book (2018)
Two Bond girls made their way to the Empire Podcast this week: two whole, real-life Bond girls. It might seem like we planned this, but that's just not true - it turns out Terrence Malick's To The Wonder, which happens to starQuantum Of Solace's Olga Kurylenko, is out in cinemas this week, andSkyfall is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray, so that's why Naomie Harris was in town.
Elsewhere, the team review Song For Marion, Cloud Atlas and Mama, with the news section full of stories about apes and Mark Hamill's possible return to the Star Wars universe. Not forgetting your readers questions and an astonishing Olga anecdote from Phil which is nigh-on guaranteed to make you laugh*.
*We reserve the right for this sentence to turn out not to be true.
Naomie Harris - Spoilers
If you haven't watched Skyfall, click away now - to this 23 movie-strongJames Bond Travel Map, for example. If you have watched Skyfall, however, prepare to enjoy this week's Naomie Harris-starring Empire Podcast, which you can check out both thisaway and at the bottom of this news story. Ms. Harris said quite a few interesting things about Skyfall, all of which can be found in the podcast proper, but just as a teaser here are a few moments written out in text for your reading pleasure. Again, if you haven't seenSkyfall, please leave the proverbial building. On the topic of whether Eve and Bond actually had sex after the cut-throat razor shaving scene: "That scene actually got cut short. It was originally cut so that you would know categorically that nothing happened, and then they re-edited it so they left it a bit more open." In other words, those suggestive fireworks at the casino? They did not signify sexytime. On where she would like the Moneypenny character to go in future instalments: "I'd like her to go back into the field, I think, because I got so much stick for being a terrible shot, a terrible driver, not really a great agent. I want to prove everyone wrong." We also asked Naomie about whether she was aware of the photo above, and in particular whether she realised what an incredible co-star she had in Incredibly Nonplussed Turkish Lady. For her response, listen to the Empire Podcast, and be quick about it...