Naomie Harris for Porter Edit Magazine

Posted on April 23, 2018

“Rampage” actress Naomie Harris covers the latest issue of Porter Edit magazine photographed by Paola Kudacki and styled by Catherine Newell-Hanson.

 

On why she wanted to play the role of Dr. Kate Caldwell in “Rampage”: “The reason I wanted to do it was largely because after ‘Moonlight’ [2017’s Best Picture Oscar winner], I did get a lot of [film] offers, but they were all very much along the lines of [her drug-addicted character] Paula. So, ‘Do you want to play the haggard mother’ or ‘Do you want to play the crack addict?’ And I read [the script for Rampage] and was like, ‘This is nothing like Paula! Completely the opposite’.”

On whether she has personally experienced any racial or sexual discrimination as an actress: “I haven’t really. Maybe it went over my head! Actually, when everything was blowing up, my manager did remind me about a person who asked me, post-screening, to go up to his room and have a drink. But because my manager is amazing, she immediately stepped in and said, ‘That’s not happening under any circumstances’. It was four or five years ago. But that’s the really sad thing. Hearing the stories, I feel like people weren’t protected enough – especially when you’re starting in this profession in your early twenties. It’s incredibly intimidating, and then you have these hugely powerful people who, literally, with one phone call, can change your life and your career overnight. You need people around you who can guide you and make sure you’re protected. And it seems like so many women didn’t have that. I feel so grateful because I really always have [had that], maybe because I’ve always worked with women. Maybe that makes a difference. I do have some men on my team, but it’s largely women.”

On cultural appropriation: “I think it’s a compliment to adopt other cultures’ and races’ ideas of what makes them look beautiful. I don’t think negatively about it at all.”

 

 

Style Credits:
Cover: Fendi Jacket | Norma Kamali Swimsuit | Vince Belted Crepe Wide-leg Pants| Ippolita Classico Bastille Necklace | Ippolita Gold Hoop Earrings | Pascale Monvoisin Crystal Ring | Boucheron Ring
1st Image: Balenciaga Cotton-Chambray Shirt | Jennifer Fisher Globe Gold-plated Cuff
2nd Image: Fendi Jacquard Straight-Leg Pants | Haight Swinsuit | Rosantica Gold-tone Necklace | Gucci Loafers

[Photo Credit: Paola Kudacki/Porter Edit Magazine]

 

 

Honestly, it’s kind of ridiculous that this lady’s asked to get dressed up and face international levels of attention mere hours after giving birth, but at least we can say she looks fabulous doing it. Not a surprise, since

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