I don't like sex scenes in films: Naomie Harris

Published: 30 October, 2012 09:55 IST | PTI |

She may be seen sharing intimate scenes with Daniel Craig's Bond character in 'Skyfall' but Naomie Harris says she does not like taking off her clothes onscreen.

The actress, who found fame with movies like '28 Days Later', 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' and 'Miami Vice', comes from a modest background and credits her single mother for raising her well, the Sun reported online. "I don't like sex scenes in films, especially if you know from the film's story that someone is part of a couple.

Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris. Pic/Santa Banta

I don't want to see sex on screen, as you know they are together. It is also above the call of duty for me, as an actress, to take my clothes off. It should not be my job," says the 32-year-old actress. "I have never drunk a whole glass of wine, just tasted it... When I did the sex scenes with Andy Serkis in 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' the film about rockstar Ian Dury I had a body double.

I was 32 on that film, playing a 19-year-old, but I always think of myself as being much younger than I am. The actress, who is of Jamaican origin, started acting from the age of nine. "I always wanted to act and would go to the Anna Scher Theatre School in London twice a week, after normal school.

The money I earned was so useful when I went to Cambridge. My mum had insisted I save and that paid for university. It should have been a bit more fun but I was too intense about my work. If I was advising anyone else, I would say take it less seriously." 

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