Two weeks ago speculation hit the web that British actress Naomie Harris (Ninja Assassin) was being considered to star as a Bond girl in Bond 23. Entertainment Weekly confirmed that Harris had met with the filmmakers, although no deals had been struck.
While on the rounds promoting The First Grader which opens in the UK on Friday Harris revealed that she has indeed met with director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli, however they haven’t told her anything about the potential role.
From Digital Spy:
“Nothing is confirmed as yet,” she told Digital Spy. “It’s amazing to me that everyone’s running with it, ‘You’re the next Bond girl!’
“For starters I don’t even know what role I’d be playing because you don’t get given the script when you audition for Bond. You get given a scene from a previous Bond movie.
“I have no idea what role I’d be playing, I don’t know whether it would be a Bond girl, no offers or anything have come out. I’d love to be part of Bond, I’m not going to deny that, but I don’t know what’s going to happen.”
You can watch Harris addressing the Bond 23 speculation below:
I’ve been a fan of Harris since she kicked some zombie butt as Selena in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later. She has since appeared in films such as Miami Vice and played Tia Dalma in Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3, and Harris would be a great addition to Bond 23 as a Bond girl (which is likely the role she’s up for).
Not much is known about the plot, but production will begin later this year and it was reported in April that director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli had visited South Africa to scout locations.