Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Harris: Bond needs a strong woman

Naomie Harris stars in new film The First Grader

James Bond's next love interest should possess both looks and intelligence, Naomie Harris has said.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean actress, who admitted she is in the running to star in the upcoming Bond 23 alongside Daniel Craig, has yet to sign up for the part - but would if the character is right.

"I've never played a beautiful vacuous woman. I don't think I'd be very good at it. So if that was the role, it wouldn't appeal," she said.

"But I just don't think Bond would be interested in a woman like that now. The new Bond has to be intellectually stimulated by whoever he's having his dalliances with.

"What makes Bond films work is that they're responsive to the times. Eva Green's character in Casino Royale was not scantily clad. She was an intelligent, strong, modern woman," The First Grader star Naomie continued.

"The older idea of the Bond movie is in the past. Now it appeals to all generations, ages and sexes."

:: The First Grader is in cinemas now.

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

Rebelling against outmoded conventions is liberating. Usually, you're comfortable with tradition. In this situation, you realise the old ways are a liability. Stuffy rules and regulations are stopping a large amount of people from accessing resources and services. It's up to you to sound the alarm. When the powers that be realise you mean business, they'll work hard to update the regulations. You'll make several new friends after getting involved with this cause.More