Naomie Harris wants to be Helen Mirren

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 December 2016
Naomi Harris

Naomi Harris at the premiere of Collateral Beauty

Naomie Harris stars in 'Collateral Beauty' with Helen Mirren and reveals she wants to be just like the veteran star

Naomie Harris wants to be Helen Mirren.

The 'Spectre' actress worked with the veteran star on the emotional new drama production 'Collateral Damage', and the brunette beauty has admitted she was in total awe of her co-star because of her warmth and generosity on set.

Speaking about the 70-year-old legend, she said: "I had one tiny scene with Helen but she is so amazing, she was incredible. It was just a scene where I had to just cry for basically four hours straight, but I wouldn't have wanted to do it with anyone better but her because she was so supportive, so encouraging, so warm and so down-to-earth, I just thought, 'I wanna be her'."

Harris - who plays Madeleine in the movie - has admitted she hasn't suffered any losses in her life, but she has learned a lot about grief through making the film, which follows a grieving father Howard Inlet - played by Will Smith - who writes to Love, Time and Death after his six-year-old daughter passes away.

The 40-year-old actress told ITV's 'Lorraine': "I learned a lot, because I don't have children and I haven't lost a child before and I haven't really had any losses in my life and I had to explore all of that. And I found that to be a fascinating journey, so I grew as a result of it. I learnt a hell of a lot."

Naomi has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in 'Collateral Beauty', and she has admitted she is delighted the "tiny movie" is getting so much recognition.

She added: "We're going to celebrate, it was like a tiny movie with no publicity budget, so it's incredible it's done so well."

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