Naomie Harris said she was groped by an unnamed male actor who she describes as, “a huge star” during an audition years ago.
Harris spoke with The Guardian in a candid interview about her various film roles and her upcoming part in Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond in “No Time To Die.” During the lengthy interview, she casually revealed she was less-than-honest in the past when she claimed she never experienced racism or sexism in show business.
“I was in an audition and he put his hand up my skirt. What was so shocking about it was the casting director was there and the director, and of course no one said anything at all because he was – he is – such a huge star,” she revealed.
Harris, 43, said that the incident took place while she was in her mid-20s, but didn’t elaborate as to what the audition was for or who the actor was.
She went on to note that she believes her Cambridge education shielded her from a lot of other sexual advances in show business saying, “I think there is an immediate assumption that you have a brain.”
She also credits the “Time’s Up” movement with holding men accountable in a way that’s never been done before.
“Men know that they absolutely cannot get away with things now that they wouldn’t even have thought about before.”
The outlet notes that Harris previously told The Times in 2017 that she hadn’t experienced any kind of racism or sexism.
Harris will reprise her role as Eve Moneypenny in “No Time To Die,” a role which she’s already played in “Bond” films “Spectre” and “Skyfall.”