Naomie Harris says a 'huge star' once groped her during an audition

12 Octobre, 2019, 20:38 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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Naomie Harris recently opened up about being sexually assaulted by a "huge star" during an audition early in her career.

Harris had previously said in an interview that she did not experience sexism or racism in the industry.

"I was in an audition and he put his hand up my skirt", said the actress.

Harris, 43, said that the incident took place while she was in her mid-20s, but didn't elaborate as to what the audition was for or who the actor was.

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She went on to note that she believes her Cambridge education shielded her from a lot of other sexual advances in show business saying, "I think there is an immediate assumption that you have a brain".

Harris has been appearing in films for close to 20 years, with projects such as Miami Vice and Ninja Assassin to her name, and she earned her first Oscar nomination in 2016 for her searing performance as a drug-addicted mother in the Best Picture-winning Moonlight.

The whole Time's Up movement has led to a "massive shift"."Men know that they absolutely can not get away with things now that they wouldn't even have thought about before", she said.The actress will be back in the Bond world as Eve Moneypenny in "No Time to Die".

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