BU Media School students interview Skyfall stars Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris
26 October 2012
Two students from Bournemouth University's Media School got to interview James Bond stars Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris for BBC Radio 1.
Third year BA Multimedia Journalism student Natalie Morris and second year BA English student Ellie Parkinson were whisked off to London to interview the actors on Monday, ahead of the release of latest Bond film Skyfall.
The friends, who met while living in Cranborne House halls together in first year, entered a competition organised by the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show, and were told live on air that they had won.
Natalie said: "We had a phone call and we had to answer in the style of Bond – 'The name's Morris, Natalie Morris'.
"We were very excited and were literally jumping up and down on our sofa. We definitely broke a few springs."
The girls, who live in Winton, won the competition after creating a parody video of their favourite Bond scene – from film The World is Not Enough - which featured them dressed up as James and one of his Bond girls, Elektra King.
The girls' video shows them having fun in a toy speedboat and fully-clothed in the bath, before James kills Elektra.
"We love James Bond and all Daniel Craig's movies," said Natalie, 22, who is from Birmingham.
"We watched a few different clips of Bond murdering different women and thought that the scene with Elektra would be great to use.
"We gave it a unique twist to be as funny as possibly, and it literally took us about half an hour to film.
"It was great fun to do – especially the bath scene, although we did get a bit soaked when we were riding the speedboat."
Natalie and Ellie, 21, who is from Berkshire, were one of five competition winners who interviewed the Skyfall stars.
They got to visit the Radio 1 studios and appear on air before being taken to The Dorchester Hotel to interview Daniel Craig, who plays James Bond himself, and Naomie Harris, who stars as Bond girl Eve in the film.
The interview was played on the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show on Tuesday.
"We got a chauffeur-driven Aston Martin from the Radio 1 studios to the hotel, which was amazing," said Natalie.
"It was quite surreal, but very exciting. We felt like celebrities – especially cruising down Oxford Street in a £250,000 Aston Martin."
The girls got to ask the actors which one gadget they would choose that James Bond didn't have and why.
Daniel Craig said that he would like something from another superhero film, such as Iron Man's suit, while Naomie Harris said that she would like something that allowed her to go back in time.
"They were really lovely," said Natalie. "Daniel Craig has amazing blue eyes and Naomie Harris was warm and friendly, and also very beautiful.
"We still haven't been able to let it all sink in – it's very surreal."
She added: "It's my aim to be a presenter either on radio or TV, and this experience will definitely help me."
You can watch the girls interview Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV0mVRrQdl8.
Image caption: Media School students Natalie Morris (bottom row, left) and Ellie Parkinson (bottom row, centre) with Radio 1 breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw, Skyfall stars Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris and the other competition winners. Photo copyright of BBC
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