Naomie Harris felt “so depressed” when she took a break from work.
The actress is currently promoting her new movie Spectre, in which she plays sexy secretary Eve Moneypenny alongside Daniel Craig as James Bond. Naomie decided to take some time away from acting to recharge her batteries after a hectic schedule filming the latest 007 film, but soon regretted her choice.
“I got so depressed!” Naomie laughed to Britain’s Grazia magazine. “I’m always on a plane here or a plane there.”
The 39-year-old star says having some down time made her revaluate her life – and appreciate everything she has achieved. Naomie – who has also appeared alongside Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise – loves nothing more than spending hours on set throwing herself into different characters, or travelling to exotic locations.
“I realised I need to travel and do different things,” she explained. “I love my life right now.”
Landing the role of Miss Moneypenny was a real game changer for Naomie, and she still can’t believe she managed to impress Bond bosses. Although she has been acting since she was a child, joining the iconic franchise has been the biggest boost to her self-esteem.
“It changed my whole view about meeting new people,” Naomie revealed. “I feel more confident. Bond actually changed my life in that way.”
The British star recently revealed she was hugely relieved when movie bosses asked her to reprise the role of Miss Moneypenny, after she made her debut outing in 2012’s Skyfall. Although it took a while to get her head around playing the iconic character, she has now fully embraced the work.
“There was the huge responsibility of taking on this iconic role,” she told Total Film magazine. “I remember thinking, ‘Of course, they’re going to get rid of me. They’re not going to like what I’ve done!’ So to be asked back it’s a really nice feeling.”
– Cover Media