Actress Naomie Harris has labelled her “Collateral Beauty” co-star Will Smith the “nicest man” she has ever worked with.
The 39-year-old actress, who has shared the screen with a host of big names including Daniel Craig, Idris Elba, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, said Smith has really taken her aback, reported Contactmusic.
During an appearance on British morning show “Lorraine”, Harris recalled her trip to The White House for a screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”.
“I had such a wonderful time there. (President Barack) Obama is so amazing – he walks into the room and the whole energy just changes, he’s so charismatic, it’s incredible,” she smiled.
“Along with Will Smith… I’m filming with Will Smith at the moment and I’m completely in love with him. He’s incredible – he’s the nicest man I’ve ever worked with!,” she added.
The actress also took the opportunity to discuss the issue of diversity in Hollywood.
Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have made the decision to boycott the upcoming Oscars due to there being no black nominees, and Harris hopes that publicising the problem will help to resolve it.
“There is a real issue with diversity and I hope that it really gets fixed because there are so many talented actors and actresses of different ethnicities who aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve,” she said.
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