Naomie Harris' Oscar nomination required three days work

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 February 2017
Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris

British actress Naomie Harris has revealed she received an Oscar nomination on the back of three days work

Naomie Harris received an Oscar nomination on the back of three days work.

The 40-year-old beauty is up for a Best Supporting Actress gong at the annual awards bash for her starring role in 'Moonlight', but Naomie has admitted she spent barely any time making the movie.

She shared: "I only had three days to shoot the movie. We shot the whole thing completely out of sequence, so I was going from older to younger middle age, all over the place. It was never meant to be like that.

"I was supposed to shoot, I think, over three weeks. But they couldn't get my visa sorted, so it ended up being condensed into just three days."

Naomie - who plays a crack addict in the critically acclaimed movie - revealed director Barry Jenkins played a crucial part in her on-screen performance.

She told W magazine: "Barry was so calming and reassuring and he just made me feel like it was perfectly possible to do this.

"Also, I had done my research beforehand, so I knew the character. I felt like I knew her inside out. I felt like I knew her more than any other character that I've played because I knew I had such little time on set."

Naomie previously admitted to having reservations about playing a crack addict in the movie, admitting she didn't want to perpetuate ant negative stereotypes about black women.

She explained: "I didn't want to play a crack addict. I feel that there are enough negative portrayals of women in general and black women in particular.

"I grew up with this really strong mother - really intelligent, powerful, independent, and I've always admired her.

"She was part of a group of strong, powerful women, as well. I very rarely saw those women represented on screen. When I started my career, I set out to represent them."

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