Underappreciated Actress of Color #1: Naomie Harris
~ Special Inaugural Post ~
You know, when an author sits down and writes a story, they often wonder, "What if it's made into a film?" Who's going to play to so-and-so? Would they do it justice?"
My female characters are usually of color and though I doubt anything of mine will ever be made into a film...I still wonder. And when I wonder, I look up actresses of color. And when I look them up, all I can think is, "God...she is so underappreciated."
So I'm kicking this running feature off with dark English dame Naomie Harris. Yes, she's had roles, and has something of a following. Yes, she's played a sea goddess and yes, she got to (chastely) kiss Cillian Murphy (*delightful shiver*). Sure, she acted opposite an undeniably beautiful Korean pop star in Ninja Assassin, but still...I think the film industry could do better by this woman. I mean...look at that face. Not only is she fine, but she's shown quite a decent acting range and an interest in atypical films. So what's the problem?