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Naomie Harris to star as Miss Moneypenny in Bond 23

07.08.2011

As one British tabloid shuts its doors, another one is doing what they do best: talking James Bond rumors. The Daily Mail is reporting that Naomie Harris is in "final negotiations" to star as Miss Moneypenny in the upcoming BOND 23. Normally I'd take casting news from The Daily Mail with a grain of salt but they do seem to be clued into the Bond scene so I'll roll with them on this one.

Moneypenny, the secretary to Bond's boss M (Judi Dench in this latest iteration of films), has been played by five separate actresses over the years, lastly by Samantha Bond in 2002's DIE ANOTHER DAY. While she's a girl with considerable romantic tension with Bond, the character is not necessarily considered a "Bond girl," which means we'll likely have another actress cast to the film shortly.

The paper also suggests that once-rumored actors Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem are confirmed for the film but list no roles for them and we haven't heard much about either of their involvements in months (it's unclear whether the Mail is going off old rumors or has some new intel on those actors).

Sam Mendes is directing the upcoming BOND film later this year. A representative for the production confirmed that they had met with Harris about the part but stopped short of confirming she had landed the role.

Source: Daily Mail

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5:56PM on 07/08/2011
Now that we (possibly) have a new Moneypenny, I'd like to put in my vote for Hugh Laurie as Q.
Now that we (possibly) have a new Moneypenny, I'd like to put in my vote for Hugh Laurie as Q.
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7:36PM on 07/08/2011
Hey, that's not a bad idea.
Hey, that's not a bad idea.
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12:34PM on 07/08/2011
Any Bond news is good news to me.
Any Bond news is good news to me.
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10:21AM on 07/08/2011

Beautiful woman...

A great actress and I'm sure she'll make a terrific Moneypenny.
A feast for my eyes...
A great actress and I'm sure she'll make a terrific Moneypenny.
A feast for my eyes...
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5:05PM on 07/08/2011
i feel like Javier Bardem would make a great Jaws.
i feel like Javier Bardem would make a great Jaws.
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5:35PM on 07/08/2011
I could seriously give a fuck if the filmmakers play around with the racial/gender makeup of supporting characters in this franchise, given how notoriously racist and sexist Ian Fleming's books are.
I could seriously give a fuck if the filmmakers play around with the racial/gender makeup of supporting characters in this franchise, given how notoriously racist and sexist Ian Fleming's books are.
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10:46AM on 07/08/2011

Bardem?

Is it just be or would Bardem make a great update of Jaws? I can just imagin the teeth and the hair from No Country for Old Men..... *shudder*
Is it just be or would Bardem make a great update of Jaws? I can just imagin the teeth and the hair from No Country for Old Men..... *shudder*
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7:21PM on 07/08/2011
I like her. She seems overqualified. Maybe they'll beef up her role.
I like her. She seems overqualified. Maybe they'll beef up her role.
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1:12PM on 07/08/2011
I always thought Emily Blunt would be the ideal Moneypenny (just watch Devil wears Prada). Oh well, maybe they can get her as a Bond girl. Harris should do fine. Now all we need is to know who's playing Q.
I always thought Emily Blunt would be the ideal Moneypenny (just watch Devil wears Prada). Oh well, maybe they can get her as a Bond girl. Harris should do fine. Now all we need is to know who's playing Q.
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12:33PM on 07/08/2011
Two different black actors have already played Felix Leiter. Bernie Casey and Jeffrey Wright. And Jeffrey Wright is the first Felix Leiter to not feel like a damn extra.

Anybody who is familiar with Naomie Harris knows she'd knock those scenes of banter with Bond out of the park. And I'll go ahead and say it...sexiest damn Moneypenny to date.
Two different black actors have already played Felix Leiter. Bernie Casey and Jeffrey Wright. And Jeffrey Wright is the first Felix Leiter to not feel like a damn extra.

Anybody who is familiar with Naomie Harris knows she'd knock those scenes of banter with Bond out of the park. And I'll go ahead and say it...sexiest damn Moneypenny to date.
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2:41PM on 07/08/2011

Mom...are we out of Jerkins???

She's owned my spank bank since '28 Days Later'...me loves me some Brit Black Box...
She's owned my spank bank since '28 Days Later'...me loves me some Brit Black Box...
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8:07PM on 07/08/2011
Yes please. She is all class, talented and a darling.
Yes please. She is all class, talented and a darling.
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12:29PM on 07/08/2011
Ah oh, some folks are going to be outraged.

Thread is about to turn ugly in 3.. 2.. nevermind chambone beat everyone to it.
Ah oh, some folks are going to be outraged.

Thread is about to turn ugly in 3.. 2.. nevermind chambone beat everyone to it.
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2:30PM on 07/08/2011
She owned in NINJA ASSASSIN. ._.
She owned in NINJA ASSASSIN. ._.
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6:26PM on 07/08/2011
I was still kinda hoping they'd bring back Samantha, since she still looks great and, because of her age, would still make her spurned advances toward 007 make sense. Oh, well. : ?
I was still kinda hoping they'd bring back Samantha, since she still looks great and, because of her age, would still make her spurned advances toward 007 make sense. Oh, well. : ?
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2:11AM on 07/10/2011

It will be awkward

So when Moneypenny as Naomie Harris propositions James Bond why does he turn her down? Does James Bond not like black women now? It used to be that he'd turn Moneypenny down because he could have anybody he wanted and he just wasn't desperate enough to bang M's secretary but, really, I couldn't imagine any reason why he'd want to turn down Naomie Harris.
So when Moneypenny as Naomie Harris propositions James Bond why does he turn her down? Does James Bond not like black women now? It used to be that he'd turn Moneypenny down because he could have anybody he wanted and he just wasn't desperate enough to bang M's secretary but, really, I couldn't imagine any reason why he'd want to turn down Naomie Harris.
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7:47PM on 07/08/2011
Didn't care for her much in the pirates series but I still have enjoyed everything else she's been in. I think she will make a nice relationship between Moneypenny and Bond
Didn't care for her much in the pirates series but I still have enjoyed everything else she's been in. I think she will make a nice relationship between Moneypenny and Bond
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5:15PM on 07/08/2011
Shes way hotter than the Moneypenny in the Bronsan films. Dear lord that lady had a dog face. It's no wonder that Bond never got together with her.
Shes way hotter than the Moneypenny in the Bronsan films. Dear lord that lady had a dog face. It's no wonder that Bond never got together with her.
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10:51AM on 07/11/2011
I'm totally down for this. There's already a LOT of things in need of update from the Flemming novels. Moneypenny's race may not have been one of them, however mixing things up a bit is never a bad thing. Hell, Felix was a blonde Texan in the novels, and he's swapped race a couple times now. I don't think the turned down sexual propositions from MP are going to awkward because of race at all. These actors know what their doing. And besides, as any long time Bond fan would know, he's shagged
I'm totally down for this. There's already a LOT of things in need of update from the Flemming novels. Moneypenny's race may not have been one of them, however mixing things up a bit is never a bad thing. Hell, Felix was a blonde Texan in the novels, and he's swapped race a couple times now. I don't think the turned down sexual propositions from MP are going to awkward because of race at all. These actors know what their doing. And besides, as any long time Bond fan would know, he's shagged just about EVERY generic sterotype under the sun. Chill out people.
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7:02AM on 07/09/2011

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to be cast as the new Q. You read it here first!
to be cast as the new Q. You read it here first!
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1:06PM on 07/09/2011
haha

dear god please no..
haha

dear god please no..
10:21AM on 07/08/2011
MAKE IT HAPPEN.
MAKE IT HAPPEN.
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1:05PM on 07/09/2011

oh come on.....zzzzzz

i'm not racist (for some reason you need to say this every time...) but after a black kingpin in daredevil I gave up on the issue....

Next Jim carrey as SHAFT.......

i'm not racist (for some reason you need to say this every time...) but after a black kingpin in daredevil I gave up on the issue....

Next Jim carrey as SHAFT.......

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4:31PM on 07/09/2011
Daredevil??? So characters' races were switched twice in 9 or 10 years? Oh my, what is the world coming to???
Daredevil??? So characters' races were switched twice in 9 or 10 years? Oh my, what is the world coming to???
11:49PM on 07/10/2011
you forgot Nick Fury in Iron Man was white in the comics. Though he was black in "the Ultimate Marvel universe".
you forgot Nick Fury in Iron Man was white in the comics. Though he was black in "the Ultimate Marvel universe".
8:23PM on 07/08/2011
Wow. This is a great idea! Look how much of a rounded being I am (and totally not a bigot) by being 'hip to this news'.
Wow. This is a great idea! Look how much of a rounded being I am (and totally not a bigot) by being 'hip to this news'.
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8:07AM on 07/09/2011
Your sarcasm game needs work.
Your sarcasm game needs work.
10:24AM on 07/09/2011
Give it rest already, dude.
Give it rest already, dude.
5:06PM on 07/08/2011
Blonde Bond and now a black Moneypenny? Nice. What's next? Robot Q? Jaws who is actually a shark? Zombie Alec Trevelyan?
Blonde Bond and now a black Moneypenny? Nice. What's next? Robot Q? Jaws who is actually a shark? Zombie Alec Trevelyan?
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5:34PM on 07/08/2011
I'm sorry, was Roger Moore secretly a ginger?
I'm sorry, was Roger Moore secretly a ginger?
8:08PM on 07/08/2011
Zombie 006 can bite me anyday. RAWR.
Zombie 006 can bite me anyday. RAWR.
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12:16PM on 07/08/2011
But... she's black(?) Seriously, the character of Moneypenny isn't black. It was bad enough when they changed the race of Felix...
But... she's black(?) Seriously, the character of Moneypenny isn't black. It was bad enough when they changed the race of Felix...
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12:29PM on 07/08/2011
You were really that hung up on Never Say Never Again?
You were really that hung up on Never Say Never Again?
12:39PM on 07/08/2011
wow...racist much?

So then, I suppose if Danny Glover asked you to help him return to South Africa so that he could join his oppressed brothers as they take up the struggle against the racist, fascist, White Minority Regime...you would try to talk him out of it?

One man, one vote!
One man, one vote!
Free South Africa you dumb son of a bitch!
You dumb son of a bitch!
wow...racist much?

So then, I suppose if Danny Glover asked you to help him return to South Africa so that he could join his oppressed brothers as they take up the struggle against the racist, fascist, White Minority Regime...you would try to talk him out of it?

One man, one vote!
One man, one vote!
Free South Africa you dumb son of a bitch!
You dumb son of a bitch!
12:44PM on 07/08/2011
And M became a woman?

Breaking tradition is nice sometimes.
And M became a woman?

Breaking tradition is nice sometimes.
2:22PM on 07/08/2011
Calling him a racist is harsh...

I don't agree with him, but still..
Calling him a racist is harsh...

I don't agree with him, but still..
3:27PM on 07/08/2011
NeoAnakinPotter, how is that racist? It's a fact. Try reading the books...

Although with a name like 'NeoAnakinPotter' I suggest getting the audio books...

Plus, as always, I'm right.
NeoAnakinPotter, how is that racist? It's a fact. Try reading the books...

Although with a name like 'NeoAnakinPotter' I suggest getting the audio books...

Plus, as always, I'm right.
3:42PM on 07/08/2011
Leave Chambone alone alone - he's just mad that Lois Maxwell isn't available to reprise her role and replenish his spank bank.

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Leave Chambone alone alone - he's just mad that Lois Maxwell isn't available to reprise her role and replenish his spank bank.

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4:26PM on 07/08/2011
Totally. I'd put it in her.
Totally. I'd put it in her.
4:51PM on 07/08/2011
James Bond is Blond now, I think it's okay to change it up a little bit. It's 2010 and Seth Rogen played a superhero, changing this character to a black actress should be fine.... and it is pretty racist that you had to say something about it go back to the 20's when white people played black people if you don't like this.
James Bond is Blond now, I think it's okay to change it up a little bit. It's 2010 and Seth Rogen played a superhero, changing this character to a black actress should be fine.... and it is pretty racist that you had to say something about it go back to the 20's when white people played black people if you don't like this.
5:00PM on 07/08/2011
Yet Jeffry Wright is the best Felix Leiter despite being black, and Judi Dench is the best M despite being a woman.
Yet Jeffry Wright is the best Felix Leiter despite being black, and Judi Dench is the best M despite being a woman.
8:21PM on 07/08/2011
Again, children, I didn't say anything racist - about black people being unequal as human beings or even bad actors - just that Moneypenny is white. Are we listening now...?
Again, children, I didn't say anything racist - about black people being unequal as human beings or even bad actors - just that Moneypenny is white. Are we listening now...?
10:57AM on 07/09/2011
the "bad enough" line made it racist. It implies a negative. as in: Why does Chambone share his opinion? It's bad enough we have to share the earth with him.
the "bad enough" line made it racist. It implies a negative. as in: Why does Chambone share his opinion? It's bad enough we have to share the earth with him.
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