Naomie Harris: too old for Bond girl?

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Directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall is the 23rd James Bond film. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as the main character/action hero while Javier Bardem stars as the film's villain, Raoul Silva. The plot line follows as James Bond's loyalty to M is challenged over secrets from her past. When MI6 is attacked, it falls to Bond to seek out and eliminate the threat regardless of the cost to himself.
October 25th, 2012

Naomie Harris thought she was too old to be a Bond girl.

The actress - who stars alongside Daniel Craig in new 007 movie 'Skyfall' - admits she was shocked when her agent asked her to audition for the role as she assumed at 35, she was past it.

She said: ''When my agent first said I was auditioning as a Bond girl, I said, 'I'm 35, I don't think that is very likely.' ''

By signing up to the series, Naomie joins the likes of Teri Hatcher, Vamke Jenssen and Halle Berry in taking on a female lead in the movies, but does not think the phrase 'Bond girl' has negative connotations any more.

She said: ''I don't mind it at all. I know some people think being called a 'Bond girl' is an insult but I'm hugely honoured and flattered; so many amazing women have been Bond girls before, and now I'm considered one of them? I don't see it as anything derogatory at all.

''Anyway, I don't think it's a term that holds water now, to be honest, because all the women in the movies have evolved so much. They're multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, intelligent and equal to Bond.''