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Bond actress Naomie Harris has alleged she was groped by a “huge star” during an audition and that no one attempted to intervene. 

Harris, who has starred in several James Bond films, including No Time to Die, said the #MeToo movement prompted her to speak out about her experience of a man putting his hand up her skirt.

“What was so shocking about it was the casting director was there and the director, and of course no-one said anything because he was — he is — such a huge star,” Harris told You magazine.

“That was my only #MeToo incident, so I felt very lucky given how rife that behaviour was.”

Harris did not reveal the identity of the man or any of the people who witnessed the alleged incident.

The Oscar-nominated actress further discussed the #MeToo movement, recalling an incident where an alleged perpetrator was removed from one of her projects.

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“Now things have definitely changed: I was on a project where there was a #MeToo incident and there was no hesitation … [the perpetrator] was immediately removed,” Harris said.

Elsewhere in the interview, Harris shared her feelings on the tragic shooting on the set of Rust which caused the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

“After [the shooting] I was on the set of The Man Who Fell To Earth [her upcoming TV series] handling guns and it was terrifying,” she said.

“I hate guns, but a lot of my roles require me to handle one. Even before this, I refused to do a stunt that involved firing a blank because even blanks can kill. I wouldn’t fire it near anybody.”

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