A jacquard 70’s jacket and high waist flare pant from the Gucci Spring Summer 2017 collection and a top handle Gucci Sylvie bag in floral jacquard feature in the latest issue of Commons & Sense magazine. Photographer: Silja Magg Styling: Sarah Cobb
“I think I was very lucky that it was never revealed I was Moneypenny until the movie was already out,“ she told Town & Country magazine. "People didn’t have a chance to say, ‘Oh no, we don’t want a black Moneypenny,’ because they didn’t know she was coming.”
And when they saw the film, they thought, hopefully, ‘OK, we can live with her.’ So there were no objections, which I’m really happy about.”
Harris has also spoken about the nuances of her character’s relationship with 007 in the latest Bond outing, SPECTRE.
She said: “I feel as though they have a much stronger and more mutually respectful relationship. The great thing about Moneypenny is that she’s not willing to cross that line, because for her the job is more important than the man. There’s something really powerful about that decision.”
Ms Harris also refused to consider nude scenes as part of her role in the latest installment in the Bond series. “I don’t feel it’s part of my job, I don’t like this sexualisation and objectification. It’s not what I’m about at all,” she said.
“I have always felt that kind of mission, I was never going to play stereotyped roles, and I was always going to show women, and particularly black women, in a positive light… I’m a feminist, and it’s very important to me to reflect that.
“Sam talked to me about his vision for Moneypenny and how he wanted her to be completely modernised, really different, a woman who women in the audience could identify with and admire.”
Infanta Alicia de Borbón-Parma passed away today at the age of 99 years old. She will rest at the Pantheon of the Borbón-Parma Family in Austria to respect her wishes, although she was eligible to join her son, Carlos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias, who passed away on October 05, 2015, at the Pantheon of the Infantes at El Escorial since she was an Infanta herself.