Naomie Harris says she can be a Bond girl and a feminist

2015-10-01 19:00
 

Los Angeles - Naomie Harris thinks you can play a Bond girl and still be a feminist.

The 38-year-old actress will reprise her role as Eve Moneypenny in the forthcoming 007 blockbuster Spectre, and despite the sexism that has been prevalent in past Bond films she insists it's possible to be both a strong female and still be under in awe of the British super-spy.

Naomie also praised director Sam Mendes for encouraging females to be "multidimensional" in the new film and previous outing Skyfall.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine, she said: "I think you absolutely can (be a feminist Bond girl). Sam loves strong, multidimensional women; that's incredibly important to him."

The 38-year-old beauty reckons the latest Bond girl, Lucia Sciarra played by Monica Bellucci, is a powerful woman who would rather get on without the help of 007 - played by Daniel Craig.

She said: "You can see that in Spectre - Monica Bellucci's character is incredible feisty, and rejects Bond's help. She's like, 'I can do this on my own!' "

She also pointed out that it's not just a male figure driving the franchise, as producer Barbara Broccoli - the daughter of original Bond producer Albert Broccoli - has a big influence on the characters in the movies.

She added: "Barbara Broccoli is at the helm of the franchise too, and she's a strong woman who has a big say in how the characters are developed."

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