Naomie Harris has just been nominated for an Oscar for Moonlight where she plays the hate-filled drug-riddled mother of young, gay boy, Chiron, growing up in the rough end of Miami. It's an incredible performance made more so by the fact that she filmed it all in just 3 days. Yes, 3 days.
Harris built up a pretty bloody great career with the likes of Spectre, Pirates of the Carribean and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. She's also got a few hard and fast rules about what kinds of roles she will and won't take. And playing a stereotypical black crack addict was right up on that list. It's a rule she broke for the Golden Globe winning, Oscar nominated film.
Naomie and I chatted on ABC radio about why Harris' mother has proven to be a guiding force in her career choices, what she'd like to change about Hollywood and filmmaking. And then she promised to go win an Oscar for us.