Har­ris prac­ticed try­ing to cry

Kuwait Times - - Lifestyle -

Naomie Har­ris prac­ticed cry­ing as a child. The 41-year-old ac­tress - who stars as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond fran­chise - has re­vealed that de­spite be­ing a shy child, she’s al­ways loved make­be­lieve and has been pre­par­ing for star­dom for as long as she can re­mem­ber. Naomie - who was raised in Lon­don ex­plained: “I would spend hours in front of the mir­ror, pre­tend­ing to be some­one else, mak­ing my­self cry, try­ing out ac­cents - I just loved it, and would lit­er­ally spend the whole day do­ing that. “I was re­ally lucky, be­cause some moth­ers would have thought ‘oh my God my child is just crazy’, but my mum ac­tu­ally said ‘ah, she has a tal­ent, she has an in­ter­est’. “She en­rolled me at the Anna Scher The­atre School, and ev­ery­thing started from there, be­cause they had an agency at­tached to the school and I started au­di­tion­ing and got jobs.” Naomie ad­mits she’s moved into a “weird pro­fes­sion” in light of her shy na­ture. But, speak­ing to the Ir­ish In­de­pen­dent news­pa­per, she said: “What I re­ally en­joyed was los­ing my­self in char­ac­ter, find­ing out what it was like to be some­one else, and get­ting in­side that and dis­ap­pear­ing, that’s what I re­ally loved as a child. “I’m not shy any­more, but I’m not com­fort­able be­ing in the spot­light, I’m not some­one that en­joys be­ing ob­served, I’m more of an ob­server, but I do still love that thing of where you find a char­ac­ter to such an ex­tent that you ac­tu­ally feel like some­one else, there’s a free­dom in that which I re­ally en­joy.”

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