Naomie Harris talks about spy thriller 'Our Kind Of Traitor'
Naomie Harris is cavorting with another spy in the new adaptation of John Le CarrÃ©'s "Our Kind Of Traitor". Harris plays Gale opposite Ewan McGregor's Perry Makepiece in the new thriller out next week in the UK.
Susanna White ("Teachers", "Jane Eyre") directs an ensemble cast that includes Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd, Jeremy Northam, Mark Gatiss, and Damian Lewis.
spoke to Harris about her new role. Of her character's relationship with McGregor's character, Harris says: "I love the fact that the reason they go on this adventure together is to heal their relationship."
In the story, Gale is a successful lawyer and primary earner in the relationship. It's an arrangement that defies gender stereotypes and affects the dynamic of the relationship.
"I have never suffered this myself, but I have friends who this has happened to. What I have found is that it is more of an issue for men â women donât seem to be bothered by it. It does highlight the inequalities we still face, but Iâm optimistic that things will only get better for women."
The standard also got the chance to quiz the actress about her future with Bond, which as anyone can guess, is decidedly uncertain: "I hope Moneypenny gets to come back again. I donât think anyone really knows what is happening with the next one.
"We would all like to see Daniel return as Bond, but the truth is no one knows. For me, playing Moneypenny has had nothing but a positive impact on my career. Itâs raised my visibility and Iâm incredibly grateful for it.â
"Our Kind Of Traitor" opens Friday 13th May; Americans will have to wait for a cinematic release in July.
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