Naomi Harris shared her #MeToo experience when she recounted a harrowing incident involving a megastar. She said that the actor groped her during an audition even as studio executives watched silently.
The star of several James Bond movies has spoken out about the unidentified celebrity. Earlier, Naomi Harris had spoken out that managers should have done much more to shield up-coming Hollywood stars from sex predators such as Harvey Weinstein.
Naomi Harris said that the A-list star put his hand up her skirt. And the silence of studio executives disturbed her more as they all remained silent spectators.
Naomi Harris Considers Herself ‘Lucky’ For Having Faced Just One Instance
Despite her harrowing experience, Naomi Harris says that she is quite fortunate to have faced just one instance in her whole career. It only indicates how rife the problem is in the industry.
Naomi Harris says that times have changed as the film industry has achieved huge progress in holding predators accountable for their deviant behavior.
She said that she was recently on an assignment where a #MeToo incident took place. The perpetrator of the incident was removed immediately from the sets. Harris chose not to disclose the identity of the person removed.
Harris also spoke about the need for greater gun safety rules on sets after the incident involving Alec Baldwin in which a gun fired by the actor killed Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer of the movie being shot in New Mexico.
She had to handle a gun on the set of her upcoming project, The Man Who Fell To Earth, and says she was terrified. She says she hates guns, but her role requires her to handle them.
Naomi Harris reprised the role of Eve Moneypenny, secretary to James Bond’s boss in Skyfall, Spectre, and No Time To Die.