Naomie Harris Was Not Sure About Her Role As A Crack Addict Being A Black Woman
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.