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Saturday 27 December 2014

Harris: Bond needs a strong woman

Naomie Harris stars in new film The First Grader
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.

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