Saturday, March 6, 2021

Naomie Harris Opens Up About Being Groped By ‘Big Star’ During Audition

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Naomi Harris in ‘Black and Blue’

*A very difficult part about being a celebrity who identifies with a specific demographic is that said demo often heaps all of its hopes and woes upon the object they feel personifies them. However, in all cases, these celebs are only human. That’s when things get kinda goofy.

Recently, actress Naomie Harris, who is currently starring in the police thriller/drama “Black and Blue,” opened up about being groped by a big star while auditioning. However, Naomie’s statement contradicts comments she made a while ago when she claimed she never experienced racism or sexism in show business.

It’s a lot of pressure, heaping the woes and sorrows of an entire group of people onto your conscience. Perhaps this is why many would rather deny racism and sexism exist than go through that.

“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 said.

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Naomie Harris plays Paula in ‘Moonlight’

Harris said the incident happened in her 20s and didn’t reveal the name of the star or the movie the audition was for.  She further stated that she hadn’t had any other sexism directed at her for the remainder of her career.

She also credits the “Time’s Up” movement withholding 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.”

She will revisit her role as Eve Moneypenny in “No Time To Die” after playing the character in “Spectre” and “Skyfall.”

 

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Ricardo A. Hazell began his career in journalism in 1996 as a Research Intern for the prestigious Editor & Publisher Co. His byline has appeared in The Root, Washington Post, Black Enterprise and he helped define culture within the African Diaspora as Senior Cultural Contributor at The Shadow League. Currently working on the semi-autobiographical novel "Remorse".

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