[Movies] Naomie Harris Reveals Future Of Miss Moneypenny In James Bond Films
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.19.2013
What's planned for the character?
In an interview with IGN, Naomie Harris talked about the future of her character from Skyfall, Miss Moneypenny. Here are highlights:
On when she found out Eve was Miss Moneypenny: "I found out at the third audition. So for the first two auditions I interviewed using scenes from previous Bond movies. Like the train scene in Casino Royale. And then in the third audition I worked with a scene from Skyfall. And then [director] Sam [Mendes] and [producer] Barbara [Broccoli] sat me down and explained that the character was not quite what she seemed. That there were a few twists and turns, and that she was Miss Moneypenny. And they asked me how I felt about that and I was excited already, but then I was even more excited."
On if she studied prior performances: "I totally wanted to ignore that. They said to me that one of the things they wanted and one of the reasons I was being cast was for a breath of fresh air with the character. And so they wanted something very modern and fresh and original. And so I thought that if I went back and watched all those things I'm going to get influenced to play it like that, and I didn't want to do that. But also I grew up watching Bond movies, and so it's not like I really needed to go back and watch them. They were still ingrained in my mind."
On what she'd like to see Moneypenny doing: "Well, she's ended up behind a desk, so I think the natural thing is to explore that for a while. But then maybe get back out in the field and make amends because she messed up pretty badly. It would be nice to see her shown as capable, because she is a capable field agent. It was just very difficult circumstances taking that shot. Which everyone likes to bring up and take the mickey out of me about."