The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest star was first linked to Skyfall last June (11) and she admitted she was in the running for an appearance.
Her part as secret agent Eve was later confirmed, but Harris admits the weeks she spent keeping the news to herself filled her with anxiety.
She tells InStyle magazine, "I was cast three months before the announcement. I was scared that if it leaked, I'd have the part taken from me. Everybody kept saying to me, 'It's really big, you're part of a big machine.' To be honest, I didn't believe anyone, because I'd been part of Pirates and I thought, 'Well, I've experienced that'. But Bond is a whole other level of attention and press scrutiny."