Naomie Harris is reportedly James Bond’s latest Bond Girl of color

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Whenever the latest round of rumours for Bond 23 start up again, it’s sure to be a wild ride into the depths of casting and storyline speculation. Still, shooting is scheduled to start this fall, so MGM is bound to narrow down their choices in the near future. Naturally, Daniel Craig will return as 007, but the identity of the Bond Girl is still technically up for grabs. An offer for that very role has reportedly gone out to none other than exotic beauty Naomie Harris, who is known for her captivating performances in movies like 28 Days Later (in which she kicked some zombie a**), two of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (in which she charmed the audience as well as her fellow cast members, including Orlando Bloom), and Street Kings (in which she had only a minor role but held her own against the boys). Now, will Naomie accept a role alongside James Bond? One can only hope:

Recently, a rumor began circling around that actress Naomie Harris had been approached to star in the tentatively-titled James Bond 23 as the new attractive assistant to Daniel Craig’s version of the slick spy. Or, rather, that’s what a British tabloid was claiming.

However, both EW and IndieWire have since confirmed (via their own sources) what the tabloid News of the World originally reported: That Harris is being considered for a role in next year’s installment, possibly that of Bond’s “sexy sidekick”. It ought to be noted, though, that Harris has not yet confirmed whether she has (or plans to) accept said part – or if she’s actually up for another role entirely. At this point, it’s even possible she’s up for the onetime rumored female villain part in the film.

Harris has proven herself capable of playing a deadly warrior woman onscreen (see: 28 Days Later and Ninja Assassin) and is more than easy enough on the eyes to work as a lovely kick-ass Bond girl. Most U.S. moviegoers are likely familiar with Harris for her turn as Tia Dalma/Calypso in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies – and even with all the makeup she donned for that role, Harris still made that (literal) goddess in human form a sly and seductive character. So if she does end up signing on as the new Bond gal, she could definitely make for a memorable one.

[From Screenrant]

Quite simply put, Naomie is a devastatingly gorgeous woman with a great deal of onscreen charisma, and she’d be an asset to Bond either as an actual Bond Girl or as a villain. Either way, Kaiser is hoping that Naomie ends up in bed with Daniel Craig. Can you imagine the two of them rolling around in tangled bedsheets? Or maybe Javier Bardem’s rumored involvement will come to fruition, and she can wrestle both of them (even at the same time). Whew.

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  1. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    I have loved her since 28 Days Later. I hope she gets the part, it would be great exposure for her. Not all that keen on seeing her do anything with Daniel Craig though. Don’t really like him.

  2. teehee says:

    Oprah has a daughter?
    Is what I thought, or that it was her herself

  3. Bitchbelying says:

    I approve.

  4. WhiteNoise says:

    Yay! She would be a fabulous addition to the cast. She’s done loads of tv work here (UK) and as well as being stunningly beautiful, is a really talented actress.

  5. Brittney says:

    She is STUNNING in Pirates. I hope this is true, but if it is, it had better be a fleshed-out, strong character.

  6. machiii says:

    i remember her from 28 days later, she looks really different with long hair, much younger, shes hot

  7. KJ says:

    OMG I JUST watched 28 days later last night. It’s one of my fav recent zombie movies, as well as my first memory of experiencing THE Cillian Murphy. Naomie was so awesome in that movie. This is only good news. Hell yes.

  8. Quest says:

    Love her… it would be great

  9. sassenach says:

    I don’t think she is attractive or sexy. She has a masculine jawline.

    I would love to see Gabrielle Union take on this role if they are looking for a sexy black actress.

  10. Missy says:

    @ sassenach
    I agree entirely. I personally would prefer Thandie Newton.

  11. chartreuseoak says:

    “Exotic”? She’s British. You wouldn’t describe Sienna Miller, Kate Winslet or any other number of white British actresses as exotic. Why use it on one who was born in Britain and happens to be black? If you think a non-white person is good looking just say gorgeous or beautiful or any other number of words. Using the world “exotic” to describe and non-white person who is good looking is like calling a black person “articulate”.

    I know that wasn’t meant as a racist statement, but it comes off as one.

  12. Eve says:

    YAY!!! She’s one of my girl crushes.

    I f*cking love her arms, by the way. Although I think she looked better with a little more weight on her, not too much, just something like what she looked in Street Kings.

    P.S.: In that second picture she looks weird (maybe it’s the angle), but I like the dress.

  13. Wendy City says:

    I am so excited! I am hoping this is true. This would be so great for her. I am happy that the execs are looking into a beautiful woman of color. Daniel and Naoemie would be just too much.

  14. Angie says:

    I hope she gets the job. You know Jessica biel and blake lively are all over this role. Actually, I read somewhere the jessicas wanted a part in the serie, Alba in casino royal and Biel quantum of solace. Ugh. I LOVED eva green in casino royal, I can’t wait to see her in dark shadows.

  15. Girafe99 says:

    I really hope she gets the part, this girl is fantastic she should be bigger than she is

  16. rose80 says:

    @ chartreuseoak

    I completely understand what you are saying and have actually had that said to me. I’m not a freaking bird or zoo animal and it’s not a compliment (in my opinion). If you find a woman attractive, just says she’s attractive!

  17. Mouse says:

    She’s gorgeous! I’d looove to see her with Daniel.

  18. gee_gee says:

    Too cute! She has a young Janet Jackson thing going on. Me likey.

  19. I Choose Me says:

    Love her. She’s a charismatic actress and striking to boot so this news makes me happy. She should be in more movies. <3

  20. Jen says:

    I think you could have left the title of the post as “Naomie Harris is reportedly James Bond’s latest Bond Girl.”

  21. Sugar says:

    @ chartreuseoak, her mother is Jamaican, so maybe that’s why? She was pretty exotic in PotC!

  22. Cali says:

    She is GORGEOUS. I have been in love with her since 28 days later and dare I say I’m excited to see a Black women cast that looks *coughs* Black…who hasn’t chopped off her nose, has fake woman parts and doesn’t sport blonde weave…