Naomie Harris has said she had never dared dream of becoming a Bond girl when she was starting out in acting.
The 35-year-old British actress stars alongside Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and Javier Bardem in the new James Bond film Skyfall, currently in production.
Naomie revealed: "I never thought it was a possibility, so it's hugely exciting to be a Bond girl.
"I'm loving it. I love Sam Mendes. He's a fantastic director. And Daniel Craig is incredible to work with, so I feel incredibly lucky," added the pretty actress.
Naomie said the advice she was given as a child by her drama teacher still rang true.
"I started off at the Anna Scher theatre school in Islington and she was a real inspiration to me; super-passionate and also very, very down to earth.
"And she really taught me that acting was a job like any other job and not to have airs and graces about it, but just to be grateful because it's a tough profession."