Actress Naomie Harris stops by FilmGordon Radio to talk about her role in the new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The film is a biopic about anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela, played by Idris Elba. Harris co-stars as his wife Winnie Mandela. Harris also appeared in the James Bond film Skyfall.
To prepare for the role, Harris says that she “did a lot of research,” watching hours of apartheid documentaries and footage of Mandela. Harris says that the most helpful thing was talking to Mandela herself, saying that it helped to reconcile the “disparate views” of Mandela that she got from the different sources, giving her “a sense of ownership of the part.”
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