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Interview: Naomie Harris Talks ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’, Shriek, Love Of Musicals & More

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is one week away!

The first week of September, I was lucky enough to interview Academy Award nominated actress, Naomie Harris, about her role as Frances Barrison a.k.a. Shriek in the highly anticipated sequel to Venom.

During our chat, Harris spoke about what drew her to the character, her working reunion with Woody Harrelson, working with Andy Serkis and Tom Hardy, and what genre of film has she not yet worked in, but would love to.

Check out the interview with Naomie Harris below:

Production Notes From Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

“I’ve worked with Naomie a number of times now, and she’s one of the best actresses I’ve ever worked with,” says Serkis, who previously acted with Harris on the feature Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and directed Harris on the film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

Naomie Harris as Shriek - Character Poster
Character poster of Shriek, portrayed by Naomie Harris in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. (Courtesy of Sony)

Coincidentally, Venom: Let There Be Carnage also represented a years-in-the-making reunion for the actors playing Shriek and Cletus: Harris and Harrelson first acted together in the thriller After the Sunset, which was Harris’ first-ever Hollywood movie. 

Frances and Cletus might be dangerous criminals, but they really are in love, says Serkis. “Frances Barrison and Cletus Kasady complement each other,” he says. “It’s another of the film’s love stories: they have suffered trauma after trauma, they have been torn apart, and you long for them to get back together. When they do, it’s romantic, epic, operatic.”

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is in theatres on October 1!

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