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)
In case you missed the TV advert takeover - James Bond is back and there's a new breed of Bond girl in town, Moneypenny AKA Naomie Harris.
Not your usual arm-candy, she's a former agent and she's got some serious moves.
You just have to see her in Sony’s ‘Made for Bond’ campaign featuring Bond-esque technology - Sony RX100 IV camera and Xperia Z5 smartphone - to catch sight of her fitness prowess.
So, we caught up with her to pick her brain on what went into building her Bond body… turns out she had it already.
- FITNESS -
She explained: 'With the Made for Bond campaign it is a lot of action and a lot of running around.
'Generally you have to be fit as an actor because you just never know what you’re going to be required to do.
'So, I swim and I also practice gyrotonic – gyrotonic is a mixture of yoga, reformer pilates and tai chi.'
With a martial arts slant to her regular exercise, it's no surprise that she took to the combat scenes with ease. That said, it doesn't sound particularly easy…
'With Bond I had two months before we started filming and even then throughout the filming I was given a personal trainer who took me out five days a week doing kickboxing, circuit training, stunt training including driving and working with weapons.
'So that kind of thing – it’s in your body and you remember it.
'You have to be very agile as well, swinging bags at people, fighting off the baddies and so on – to make it look believable yes you’ve got to be fit.'
If you're starting to feel intimidated, she did assure us 'for the more dangerous things like jumping off roofs, I left that to the professionals.'
- FOOD -
When it comes to fuel, Naomie's not afraid to eat but if you're looking for sweet treats in her cupboards you'll be disappointed.
She steers clear of sugar, caffeine and alcohol and even breakfasts in a rather unconventional way.
Namoie told us: 'I have a massive breakfast. I have the weirdest breakfast ever, everyone is always really weirded out by my breakfast.
'Basically I don’t see any difference between breakfast and lunch. So I will have the same for lunch as I’d have for breakfast - I’ve had Shepherd’s pie in the morning. Or sometimes fried fish and vegetables.
'I thought I was a freak because everyone said, "you’re really weird", but then I went to Jamaica and it’s exactly the same.
'They have fried fish and plantain and callaloo and stews in the morning, and that’s normal. So it’s basically my roots! It’s in my genes.'