James Bond Star Naomie Harris Backs Chiwetel Ejiofor to Play 007

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James Bond star Naomie Harris is backing Chiwetel Ejiofor to play 007.

Talking to Good Morning Britain hosts Richard Madeley and Ranvir Singh, the Miss Moneypenny actress admitted that she would be thrilled if Ejiofor was the new Bond.

"We were walking the red carpet yesterday and apparently Chiwetel's name is on the list of people to be the next Bond. I didn't know this but I'm down for that!" she said.

Harris, who portrayed Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015) and No Time to Die (2021), added that she would be up for another return to the franchise.

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Photo credit: Paramount+

"I would love to be back in it. I just love everyone involved in that team, we're like a family."

Ejiofor and Harris are currently starring together in The Man Who Fell to Earth – the TV adaptation based on Walter Tevis' original novel of the same name.

Doctor Strange actor Ejiofor leads the cast as an alien who arrives on Earth at a major turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine what Earth's future should look like.

Harris plays scientist and engineer Justin Falls, who finds herself confronted with her own demons as she battles to save two worlds.

Photo credit: Paramount+
Photo credit: Paramount+

The TV adaptation comes from Star Trek: Discovery creator Alex Kurtzman and Clarice writer Jenny Lumet.

First announced in August 2019, Kurtzman directs the series which is already streaming in the US but UK sci-fi fans won't have long to wait as Paramount+ is set to launch in the UK and Ireland on Wednesday (June 22), where it will air.

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