Hollywood actress Naomie Harris played the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond movie Skyfall and she has reprised the role for the new movie Spectre. Naomie was recently talking about landing the role of Miss Moneypenny, admitting that she did not think she would actually land the role, as she did not think her body was right for what is expected in a James Bond film.
Harris explained, "I never thought I'd get it. Bond girls have always been in their 20s, so I thought I was too old. And I didn't think I had the right ... assets! It's changed my career. I just finished filming another spy film 'Our Kind of Traitor' [a John le Carré adaptation] opposite Ewan McGregor and Damian Lewis. I wouldn't have got that role if I hadn't done Bond. Financiers look at you differently because you appeal to a much wider demographic. It's all about numbers."
While Naomie Harris was clearly a little self conscious about going for the role of Miss Moneypenny in James Bond, as she did not quite feel that she had the right body type, she has gone on to make the role her own. Naomie has opened up about how her character fits into the new movie Spectre and how she helps James Bond through a difficult time.
Harris added, "She's the only person Bond can trust. In 'SPECTRE', Bond is on a mission but we don't know who's sanctioned it. He may have gone rogue. Everyone thinks he has lost his mind because of M dying. Moneypenny is the only one he can confide in about the true nature of his mission and she helps him."
Spectre is set to hit the big screen on October 26 in the UK and November 6 in the US.