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Skyfall Launch - Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe interview

Skyfall launch

Interview by Rob Carnevale

NAOMIE Harris and Bérénice Marlohe discuss being the new Bond ladies in Skyfall and some of the training they have already been asked to do. They were speaking at the official launch of the film in London on Thursday, November 3, 2011.

Q. Did you grow up in France with Bond movies as part of your life?
Bérénice Marlohe: Oh yes, I saw them since I was a child too, so when I got the auditions, it took me a few days to realise that I was finally going to be part of it, and I’m so very excited about it.

Q. Naomie, what’s your feeling sitting here today?
Naomie Harris: I still can’t believe it’s happening really… I’m still having to pinch myself. I’m totally, so excited, and just raring to go. I’ve spent two months training so far, so I feel really ready for the rollercoaster that’s about to commence.

Q. Could the new Bond ladies expand on their roles… Bérénice, would you like to go first?
Bérénice Marlohe: Well, I play a glamorous, enigmatic character called Severine.

Q. And Naomie?
Naomie Harris: I play a field agent called Eve.

Q. Does that mean a lot of physical training has been required?
Naomie Harris: I’ve been doing yoga three times a week, to get into shape, and also stunt-driving and firing machine guns, which I’ve discovered I have a real taste for! What else have I been doing? All the stunt training as well, jumping in and out of cars and running up stairs very fast and all things like that.

Q. And Bérénice, what’s it been like for you?
Bérénice Marlohe: I’ve been training a bit to fire guns for the first time in my life so it was very fun, and I enjoyed it very much.

Find out more about Skyfall or view photos of the girls at the launch