Naomie Harris Learned Jamaican for Calypso Role in Pirates of the Caribbean

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Naomie Harris played the sea goddess Calypso (Tia Dalma) in the films Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.

In May 2007 she told Orlando Sentinel how she learned the Jamaican accent for her role as the tattooed voodoo priestess.

My mother is Jamaican, but she doesn’t speak with a Jamaican accent. She can speak with that accent, and she was my accent coach on Pirates 2 and 3.

That Jamaican accent you hear in the States can be pretty watered-down, from being around Americans. Hers is authentic. So is Tia Dalma’s.

Later revealed to be the sea goddess Calypso, Naomie Harris played the role of Tia Dalma in the films Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndLater revealed to be the sea goddess Calypso, Naomie Harris played the role of Tia Dalma in the films Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Until the First Brethren Court (nine pirate lords from different seas) tricked the goddess and imprisoned her into the body of a mortal woman, Tia Dalma was the sea goddess Calypso.

Naomie Harris as the sea goddess Calypso (Tia Dalma) in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's EndNaomie Harris as the sea goddess Calypso (Tia Dalma) in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

In September 2015, Naomie Harris joined both Jourdan Dunn and Matilde Mourinho at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards held at The Royal Opera House in London, England.

Naomie Harris attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London on September 8, 2015Naomie Harris attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards held at the Royal Opera House in London on September 8, 2015

The then 39-year-old British actress impressed in a yellow embellished net dress from Welsh fashion designer Julien Macdonald’s Spring 2016 collection.

Naomie Harris steps out onto the red carpet in a bright yellow dress from Julien MacdonaldNaomie Harris steps out onto the red carpet in a bright yellow dress from Julien Macdonald

She carried a gorgeous Tyler Alexandra “Jamie” clutch and completed the dazzling outfit by displaying her feet in Tamara Mellon’s “Frontline” sandals.

Naomie Harris shows off her feet in triple-strap Tamara Mellon sandalsNaomie Harris shows off her feet in triple-strap Tamara Mellon sandals

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Naomie Harris struts in a pair of "Frontline" sandalsNaomie Harris struts in a pair of “Frontline” sandals

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Credit: WENN / Joe / Daniel Deme / Lia Toby

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