Naomie Harris Looks Flawless on the Latest Cover of The Edit, Dishes On Why She Won't Be Taking Boxing Lessons Anytime Soon

Star covers the latest issue of The Edit

By Nicole Adlman Jul 09, 2015 8:10 PMTags
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Wow, Naomie Harris.

The British stunner is the latest cover star of Net-a-Porter's The Edit, and pretty much crushes the editorial in a series of printed and textured separates. Harris, who is set to star as social worker Angela Rivera in the upcoming boxing film Southpaw, opened about her initial hesitancy to take on the challenging role.

"[The film's director] Antoine [Fuqua] called me. He was so passionate, so persuasive, that by the end of the call, I was like, "I'm getting on the plane to Pittsburgh and working with this man.' I'm so glad I did," she said. "He pushes you really hard, but he shows he has faith that you can do it. He makes actors feel valued and important, and creates an environment that is totally safe. All those things mean you can and want to take risks. I had the best time." (All's well...!)

But on whether or not she'd like to attend an actual boxing match, well, not so fast.

"I'd never do that. You smell death in the air. That's my worst possible nightmare," she admitted.

The actress also details her life-enhancing experience with a therapy that focuses on "re-parenting" for individuals dealing with anxiety and depression.

"People like Billy [Hope, the light-heavyweight boxing champion played by Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw] don't know how to parent. I did The Hoffman Process recently, which is all about learning re-parenting, because so many of us come from dysfunctional parents, and we get trapped in negative patterns that stem from that. To break those patterns you have to be in a space where you can recreate what you went through and deal with it," she said.

For more insight from the ever-so-chic Naomie, visit the latest issue of The Edit.