Naomie Harris admits she’s ‘terrified’ of cancel culture and sometimes censors herself

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Naomie Harris has admitted that she’s ‘absolutely terrified’ of cancel culture and often refrains from saying what she truly believes as a result.

The 45-year-old Bond star believes that there isn’t a ‘safe space’ to say some things, amid fear that people are too quick to cancel someone.

Talking to Amazing magazine, where she appeared as the cover star for Issue 2, Harris said she wanted to be part of a society where people are allowed to say how they feel - even if she hated their opinion.

Naomie shared her thoughts on cancel culture (Amazing)
Naomie shared her thoughts on cancel culture (Amazing)

“It means there is no discussion anymore. I may hate someone’s opinion, [but] I’d rather be part of a society in which they are allowed to say it,” the actor explained.

She added: “So often I don’t say things I truly believe, because I don’t feel there is a safe space in which to say them, because people are so quick to call ‘cancel.’”

Harris was one of several stars that were selected to appear on the cover of the magazine’s second edition, including Katie Holmes, Lesley Manville and Geri Halliwell-Horner.

The actor said she had admiration for her younger self (Amazing)
The actor said she had admiration for her younger self (Amazing)

Styled by Toni-Blaze Ibekwe and photographed by Buzz White, Harris flexed her modelling muscles as she fashioned a series of iconic Halpern outfits.

Elsewhere during her interview, Harris also spoke about shunning stereotypical roles for ones that she believes portrays Black women positively.

Naomie was the cover star for Amazing (Amazing)
Naomie was the cover star for Amazing (Amazing)

“I don’t know where I got the hutzpah to be able to say that – at the time I was a starving actress,” the Pirates of the Carribbean star continued.

“I said I will only play roles that represent positive depictions of Black women, which is extraordinary. I look back at my younger self and have so much admiration for her.”

Naomie Harris - In pictures

(Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
(Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
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Naomie Harris and Daniel Craig pose with the Brandenburg Gate behind during a photocall prior the German premiere of the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' at Hotel Adlon on 28 October 2015 in Berlin, Germany (Getty Images )
Naomie Harris and Daniel Craig pose with the Brandenburg Gate behind during a photocall prior the German premiere of the new James Bond movie 'Spectre' at Hotel Adlon on 28 October 2015 in Berlin, Germany (Getty Images )
Naomie Harris attends the
Naomie Harris attends the
Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela in a scene from 'Mandela: Long walk to Freedom' (AP)
Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela in a scene from 'Mandela: Long walk to Freedom' (AP)

Issue 2 is available to buy at theamazingmagazine.com

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