Saturday, 7 February 2015

2013: Naomie Harris: My baby brother was the best contraception … but now, aged 37, I’m ready to have a child

Naomie Harris: My baby brother was the best contraception … but now, aged 37, I’m ready to have a child

Broody: Naomie Harris was desperate for a baby at 20 (Picture: Kate Davis-Macleod)

Naomie Harris has revealed that she was desperate for a baby at 20 but held off and is now ready to start a family aged 37.
The Skyfall actress called her baby brother “the best form of contraception ever” as he quelled her broodiness at a time when she believes she was not ready to become a mother.
She said: “Age 20 I was so broody. I’d left home. I was studying at Cambridge. I wanted a child. I’m so glad I had a baby brother, because otherwise I’d have had a child at 20.
“He was the best form of contraception ever because I realised you’ve got to be seriously ready for a complete life overhaul. Babies suck energy and time, and you’ve got to be ready to give all of that up. I wasn’t back then. I definitely feel ready now.”
Harris, who stars in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom as the leader’s second wife Winnie, is fiercely private and will not confirm whether she is even in a relationship.
At last year’s Baftas and the Cannes Film Festival in May she was arm-in-arm with a mystery man, known only as Peter.
She told ES magazine: “I was told very early on not to talk about relationships and I think it’s great advice because it’s all very well when things are going well.
Naomie Harris; Thandie Newton
Screen ladies: Naomie Harris with fellow actress and friend Thandie Newton (Picture: Richard Young/Rex)“I’ve seen that with actresses, they’ve talked about how in love they are, how they’re getting married. And it’s so beautiful to read. But then it doesn’t work out and you’ve got to answer all those questions about your personal life when it’s still so raw for you.”
Praising her friend, fellow actress Thandie Newton, she added: “She’s pregnant with her third child now and she’s really successful. From talking to people, having a baby actually makes you a better actor.”
Harris paid tribute to the former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela, who died on the same night as the London premiere of his biopic.
The actress, from Finsbury Park, said: “People want to make him a saint and he’s always said, ‘I’m not, I’m a man, like every other man.’
“And I think that makes what he achieved even more extraordinary. Because to overcome your baser levels of what it means to be a human — the desire for revenge, anger — and to offer the world the example of true forgiveness is extraordinary.”
In the movie, she plays Winnie from the ages of 21 to 58 and says she escaped the spotlight as all eyes were on co-star Idris Elba as Mandela.
She added: “I was really lucky. All the attention went on Idris because he’s playing Mandela and it is Mandela’s story.
“Everyone had so much to say about ‘Should he be playing it, he’s English, is he the right actor?’ that I managed to slip under the radar.”
Read the full interview in tomorrow’s ES Magazine

Filming of new James Bond movie Spectre suspended as Daniel Craig injures knee while shooting a fight scene

Filming of new James Bond movie Spectre suspended as Daniel Craig injures knee while shooting a fight scene

Daniel Craig has been injured while filming the new James Bond movie Spectre.
The 46-year-old actor sprained his knee while shooting a fight scene for the Skyfall sequel.
The accident - which happened at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire earlier this week - has sparked panic with movie bosses as the film was already on a tight shooting schedule.
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Injured: Filming on the new James Bond movie Spectre was halted after its leading man Daniel Craig sustained a knee injury while shooting a fight scene
Injured: Filming on the new James Bond movie Spectre was halted after its leading man Daniel Craig sustained a knee injury while shooting a fight scene
A source said to The Sun newspaper: 'Bond bosses would have been panicking.
'Filming deadlines are so tight, any sort of delay can bring mayhem to the schedules.'
The movie's extras were even told to go home for the day after the star injured himself on the set.
The source added: 'The extras were simply told, 'You can go home - Daniel's injured his knee'.'
However, a spokesperson for the movie ensured fans on Friday evening that the actor is on the mend and filming is set to resume this weekend.
Happy to be back: Daniel got into character while filming scenes for Spectre recently, while on a boat on London's River Thames
Happy to be back: Daniel got into character while filming scenes for Spectre recently, while on a boat on London's River Thames
They said: 'Daniel Craig sustained a knee sprain this week while shooting a fight sequence on the set of Spectre.
'He will be filming on Saturday as planned.'
So far, production on the big-budget James Bond movie has seemingly gone according to plan, with the star-studded cast seen filming on various locations for the film, which is set for release in November.
The forthcoming movie - the 24th in the hit franchise based on the classic Ian Fleming novels - has been shot in several locations so far, including London and atop a snowy mountain in Austria.
The latest installment in the franchise sees the actor reprise his role as the British spy for the fourth time.
With Sam Mendes taking to the director's chair once more, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Belushi, Dave Bautista and Andrew Scott are all lined up to star in the blockbuster.
Waltz has been widely expected to assume the role of legendary villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. 
However the Oscar winning actor insists his part is more complex than speculation suggests.
Asked if he would head the fictional terrorism organisation, Christoph told Collider: ‘No. No. It's more interesting than that.’
This came shortly after the leading actor said the script for Spectre is ‘better than we had last time’.
According to Daniel, the new film should be superior to the 2012 hit Skyfall, which made more than $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office.
He said: ‘We've got an amazing cast and, I think, a better script than we had last time.’ 
All-action: The cast and crew were also recently on location in Austria to film a particularly gripping catastrophe-filled scene
All-action: The cast and crew were also recently on location in Austria to film a particularly gripping catastrophe-filled scene



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