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)
Naomie Harris says she thought SKyfall would be a 'intimidating, massive machine' [Andrew Woffinden/Esquire]
The 37-year-old looks incredible in her latest photo shoot, which sees her posing in an array of sexy underwear for Esquire magazine.
Speaking about her role in the latest James Bond film where she plays Eve Moneypenny, Harris told the magazine: "I thought it was going to be this intimidating, massive machine."
She also touched on the rumours about Idris Elba being the next James Bond, and how she started them.
The 37-year-old looks stunning in a lingerie photo shoot for the magazine [Andrew Woffinden/Esquire]
"A journalist once asked me, ‘Who do you think is going to be the next Bond?’" she explained. "I said, ‘I’ve just finished working with Idris so, if I had the chance, I would vote for him’.
"The next thing there were headlines going: 'Naomie Harris says Idris Elba to be the next Bond’. And Idris has had to live with that ever since. Now, nearly every time he does an interview, he gets asked about it."
Naomie takes on the role of Winnie Mandela in new film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' [The Weinstein Company]
Naomie has spent a lot of time with the 'Luther' actor recently as they both star in upcoming film 'Mandela: Long Road to Freedom.'
The actress takes on the role of Mandela's wife Winnie in the biographical film and admitted that she lived in fear of what the real-life Winnie would make of her portrayal.
Speaking of her reaction, Naomie said: "She loved it. I was over the moon - she was the one critic I was really scared of. But she’s seen it, she likes it, my job is done."
Naomie Harris and Idris Elba play Winnie and Nelson Mandela in the film [The Weinstein Company]
"You really feel the weight of responsibility," she added of being cast in the film. "I think it’s almost easier to understand Winnie than Nelson because he does something that is so against human instinct."
She and Idris walked the red carpet at the London premiere of the film last night, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance.
'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' is out January 3.
The full interview with Naomie appears in Esquire’s January Film Special issue, which is on sale Thursday December 5. It is also available as a digital edition.