Friday 15 December 2017

Bond training gruelling for Harris

Naomie Harris plays field agent Eve in Skyfall
Naomie Harris plays field agent Eve in Skyfall

Naomie Harris has revealed that her training for Skyfall has been "the most intense ever".

The English actress, who stars as field agent Eve alongside Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem in Sam Mendes' upcoming Bond movie, has been working a lot for her role.

"[It's] pretty intense. The most intense amount of training I've ever done for any movie," she told Collider.com.

"They gave me a trainer eight months ago and I've been working with her three times a week and sometimes five times a week as well. We started off just doing flexibility training and then we did standard training as well...

"Then we moved onto kickboxing and stunt training generally, so some falls, some fighting, also learning to drive vehicles. I can drive, obviously, but doing it at speed and doing 360 turns. Alongside that, a lot of weapons training - a lot of learning to fire rifles".

Naomie said she liked the opportunity to play a feisty female.

"She's not there to wear slinky frocks and be sexy. She's a capable woman out in the field. She's not necessarily a match for Bond, as such, but her ambition is to be as skilled as him in the field," she explained.

And Naomie revealed she agreed to take on the part without seeing the script beforehand.

"Sam described the role to me and said, 'Do you want to do it?' and I was like, 'Yeah, absolutely!' But it was only once I'd signed the dotted line that I actually got given the script," she said.

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