One could easily imagine that on this day, the first scorcher of the year in London, while surrounded by tropical plants in a greenhouse-slash–photo studio, that British actress Naomie Harris and I were actually in Los Angeles. But her London-ness shines too brightly for me to forget my true location. You can tell from the obvious things: Her charming north London accent is still very much present, even after multiple stints of immersive accent coaching during her 33-year-long career. Subtle signs also give it away to a fellow Brit like me: Nothing speaks to the archetypal London woman’s inherent casual:fancy ratio like her unpolished nails and flawless skin, or that she’s wearing a pair of flat white patent Christian Louboutin brogues (“I’m just all about comfort”) with a simple LBD from H&M and a little medallion necklace from Missoma.
These understatements go a long way to explaining how she remains … Read the rest