James Bond star Naomie Harris has teased that viewers of her new Sky drama The Third Day "will be screaming at their screens" while watching.
The Third Day introduces us to a mysterious island off the British coast which seems to draw people to it, with the story told in three separate but interconnected parts – 'Summer', 'Autumn' and 'Winter'.
Harris stars in 'Winter' as Helen, described as "a headstrong outsider who finds herself inextricably drawn to the island in her pursuit to seek answers". The lines between fact and fantasy soon become distorted and Helen and her family are caught between "splintered forces" on the island.
The actress told Digital Spy and other press that events on the island get "pretty bloody" and "quite violent" and promised that we'll see "so many twists and turns" in the "mysterious" drama.
"I think you sense that from the moment they get onto the island that these islanders are very unwelcoming and they are out to protect their island at all costs, so I don't think it's any surprise that they become violent," she said.
"I was thinking this is great drama because I'm on the edge of my seat but why does she not just get off [the island]. Listen to the kids. Kids know best. Get off the island. So I think [the viewers] will be screaming at their screens. But then, of course, as things go on, we understand why she's there and it makes complete sense."
The actress, who has also starred in Pirates of the Caribbean and Moonlight as well as playing Eve Moneypenny in Daniel Craig's Bond movies, also revealed just why she was so excited about playing Helen.
"She's about the personification of a mother's love and the fierceness of it, that if you're cornered or your cubs are in danger, the tigress comes out in you and you will literally kill for your children," she said.
"And I loved that extreme nature of her, the ability to show the full range of emotions that she goes on. And also having a fierce mother myself, that's the kind of love I was raised with. I always knew that if anything happened to me, my mum would be there.
"She would protect me no matter what. So I loved getting the opportunity to play that, even though I, myself, don't have children, and don't know what that's like."
The 'Summer' episode of the drama stars Jude Law as Sam, a man who discovers the island and finds himself unable to leave the dangerously enchanting world he has found. He embarks on a quest to unlock the truth about the island and the secretive rituals of its inhabitants, which leads them to reveal a shocking secret.
'Autumn' will be an 'as live' broadcast created by theatre company Punchdrunk and will take place over a single day, capturing the events in one continuous take. 'Autumn' stars Law, Katherine Waterstone and Florence Welch and will invite viewers deeper into the mysterious world of Osea.
The Third Day airs on Tuesday, September 15 on Sky Atlantic and Now TV.
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