Naomie Harris reveals shock when 'huge, huge star' put his hand up her skirt

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    Naomie Harris
    English actress
Naomie Harris has recalled how no onlookers came to her defence during her own public #MeToo moment. (Getty Images)
Naomie Harris has recalled how no onlookers came to her defence during her own public #MeToo moment. (Getty Images)

Naomie Harris has revealed how a famous actor put his hand up her skirt during an audition.

The actress recalled how the "huge, huge star" assaulted her in front of colleagues yet nobody said or did anything.

Speaking to the Mail On Sunday's You magazine, Harris said: "What was so shocking about it was the casting director was there and the director, and of course no one said anything because he was – he is – such a huge star.

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"That was my only #MeToo incident, so I felt very lucky given how rife that behaviour was."

Harris said things had since "changed", adding that she had worked on a project where there was an "incident" and there was no "hesitation" with the perpetrator being "immediately" removed.

The 45-year-old got her big break in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later in 2002, and then went on to star in two Pirates Of The Caribbean films in 2006 and 2007.

She has also played Miss Moneypenny in the Bond franchise since 2012, and won an Oscar nomination for playing a crack addict in Moonlight in 2017.

In the same interview, Harris – who is set to star in Apple TV's upcoming Swan Song – noted that she was warned her career would decline once she hit the age of 40.

However, she said: "I’ve never worked as much or been in as high demand as I am now."

The star revealed that it felt "amazing" to walk the red carpet for the premiere of No Time To Die earlier this autumn after what's been a "pretty s*** two years".

Harris also gave an insight into her impressively strict 10pm bedtime, noting that she'll happily stay out late, but only 20% of the time.

She said: "I’m open to what life offers me, especially if I’m out with friends.

"But mostly I go to bed early because I love to get up at 5.30am and have that special morning time to myself, where I get loads done before anyone else is up."

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