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Naomie Harris to play 'the modern woman' in new Bond film

2014-12-07 09:05

Los Angeles - Naomie Harris thinks Eve Moneypenny represents "the modern woman".

The British actress, who starred alongside Daniel Craig in the 2012 hit Skyfall and is to reprise her role in the Sam Mendes-directed film SPECTRE, has offered an insight into her approach to the character.

The 38-year-old beauty explained: "The producers and Sam [Mendes] said they wanted to make a real distinction between this Bond Girl... woman, and the ones of the past.

"One of the things Sam said was, 'I want you to represent the modern woman. I want women to be able to feel that they respect you, admire you and that you're just as capable as Bond.'"

Looking forward to the new Bond film, Sam has said he wants to develop some of the characters he helped create in Skyfall.

Sam, 49, explained: "I felt an attachment to the characters that we created in 'Skyfall'. I felt like there was unfinished business, and that there was a lot more I could do with them once I'd kind of stepped aside and had some time off."

Starring alongside Naomie in SPECTRE will be 50-year-old actress Monica Bellucci, who will become the oldest ever Bond girl when she appears as Lucia Sciarra.
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