Naomie Harris had stellar looks on the red carpet in 2013 and the 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' actress is on the February 2014 cover of RED UK. On the cover, Naomie looks beautiful in a long sleeve dress with a V-neckline and lace inserts.
In the issue, she talks about her role as Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, fitting in at Cambridge, working with Idris Elba, her hopes for the next 12 months & more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For details on Naomie's feature, go to Red UK to purchase a copy.
On playing 'Winnie Mandela':
‘It was only when I did my research that I thought, “Oh my gosh, what the hell have I signed up to? She is the most complex woman I have ever played. To many, she is a saint, she’s Mother Africa, you know? To others, she is completely vilified. The pressure of all those expectations, especially filming in South Africa, was a lot. I definitely understand why she became the woman she did. In the same situation, I don’t know how I would react.’
On the lost of Nelson Mandela:
‘I am deeply saddened by the loss of one of the greatest inspirational leaders of our time. Too often violence and oppression lead to further violence and retribution. Mandela taught us to fight back with peace. I am very proud to be part of our tribute to this extraordinary man.’
On fitting in at Cambridge:
‘I’ve always been an outsider and always been different, so I don’t feel like I have to toe the line and be like everybody else. I can’t be that anyway, I wasn’t born that way. Of course I’ve struggled with it at times but, as you get older, you learn to embrace those differences.’
On her hopes for the next 12 months:
‘I hope to be even more appreciative of life: the challenges, as well as the good things, because they make you into a better person. And I hope to continue to create great material for women.’
Credit: Red UK