Naomie Harris: Spectre has moved with the times

British actress Naomie Harris has praised 'Spectre', saying it's moved "with the times"

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Naomie Harris thinks it's important 'Spectre' moved "with the times".

The 39-year-old actress - who stars as Eve Moneypenny in the Sam Mendes-directed movie - has said it's important that the Bond movies keep pace with current issues.

She said: "You need the cars, the gadgets and the humour but you also have to move with the times.

"A large part of 'Spectre' is about surveillance, how much are people delving into our private lives, collating information without us knowing. That's a huge debate around the world today and it's all reflected in the film."

Naomie makes up a backstory for every character she plays, including Miss Moneypenny.

She told Radio Times: "I imagine she comes from the Home Counties, is very bright, a tomboy and much closer to her father than her mother.

"He was in the military and she wants to impress him. She was recruited by MI6 at university and the only person who knows what she does is her dad."

Meanwhile, Naomie also admitted she never thought she'd be cast in a Bond movie, in large part because of her age.

Naomie said: "I went along for a laugh. 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!"

Spectre

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 148 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…

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