“I think you absolutely can [be a feminist Bond girl]“
Bond girl Naomie Harris is covering the November 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan UK. In the upcoming issue, Harris dishes to the magazine about her latest Bond film Spectre, feminism and the lack of “amazing’ roles in Hollywood of women.
Speaking to Cosmopolitan UK, the 39 year-old actress explains:
“I think you absolutely can [be a feminist and a Bond girl] now. Sam [Mendes, the director] loves strong, multidimensional women; that’s incredibly important to him.
“Barbara Broccoli [daughter of original Bond producer Albert] is at the helm of the franchise too, and she’s a strong woman who has a big say in how the characters are developed. You can see that in ‘Spectre’ – Monica Bellucci’s character is incredible feisty, and rejects Bond’s help. She’s like ‘I can do this on my own!’”
“It’s very difficult to find roles as well-written as male ones, and with as much screen time. Then there’s one amazing script that sparks your imagination, and gets you really excited. They are there, it’s just they’re mostly dominated by male roles. I definitely think it’s tougher for women in film, but then I look at Meryl Streep, and… I thought there would be other actresses breaking through. I’m sure there are. Jennifer Aniston, I guess? But she’s comedic.
“Yeah, perhaps there is a glass ceiling. I’m really struggling to think of women who can consistently open movies. OK, Reese Witherspoon! There are women doing it, but yeah, it’s harder.”
The full interview appears in the November 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan UK on sale 1st October.
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