London: Actress Naomie Harris didn't expect to do justice to the role of Bond girl before she landed the role of field agent Eve in new 007 movie 'Skyfall'.
The 35-year-old said she was nervous and thought she wouldn't be able to play a one-dimensional action woman but is thrilled to be able to become a "new kind of Bond girl".
"To be honest, I don't think I'd be very good at such a role. What drew me to this was the opportunity to play a new kind of Bond Girl.
"It's not just the women who have changed. James Bond himself has changed and Daniel Craig has been a very big part of that. He's brought depth and humanity to the role.”
"In 2012, there's a need to have female characters who are equal to that. Otherwise it would be totally imbalanced and no one would care about the relationships Bond has," Harris said.
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star said the new 007 movie presents Bond girls as "multi-faceted, intelligent and capable".
"I wouldn't go as far as to say that we're going for a feminist take on the Bond Girl, because that has so many connotations to different people. But I would say that we are Bond Girls who are multi-faceted, intelligent and capable.
"In the past, the Bond Girls were all over Bond and didn't have a life outside that relationship. That's not the case in this film," she said.