Celebrated actress Naomie Harris reveals that she used to
prepare herself for role by researching YouTube videos "I felt
through these clips I saw online that I got a real insight into
those communities in those people's lives." Said the actress
"At the time it seemed perfectly reasonable, because Barry
Jenkins, our director, was so calm and so reassuring and he made me
feel as though I had all the time in the world, so I never felt
rushed," Said Harris.
"I never felt like this was a feet that we had to achieve, it
just felt perfectly doable." The actress added further.
Harris also says that initially she was bit hesitant to portray
the character of a crack addict being a black woman.
"I grew up with very strong, intelligent, powerful women and I
don't feel as though they're reflected enough on screen, so I sort
of made it my mission that I was going to make my choices based on
portraying positive images of women in general, and black women in
particular." She said.
"I didn't feel as if a crack addicted fitted into that. I
thought, here's someone who's emotionally invested in ensuring that
this character is given her full complexity and her full humanity."
Naomie added further.