Back on March 19 Gemma was guest at Good Morning Britain! Stills from her appearance have now been added to the gallery :) Sadly they’re only in MQ for now. Hopefully I’ll be able to get HQs in the future!
– Talk and Radio Shows > 2015 03 19: Good Morning Britain!
EMPIRE UK – In an unfortunately mildly unexciting week for movies, we have two very exciting guests talking about two movies out next week, namely Jim Parsons for Dreamworks animation Home and Gemma Arterton for serial killer comedy The Voices. The early ’00s dramedy Ed comes up, for some reason. You’ll see. Or hear, rather.
Elsewhere, the team talk all-female reboots, the new all-male Ghostbusters film, all that Star Wars / Disney / Frozen 2 news and try to come to terms with a world without Sir Terry Pratchett.
VARIETY – Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close are to star in “She Who Brings Gifts,” which Altitude Film Sales has boarded. Pic is adapted by M.R. Carey from his novel “The Girl with all the Gifts.”
“She Who Brings Gifts” is the story of Melanie, a girl who is full of questions about the world. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite. But they don’t laugh. Melanie is a very special girl.
The film is due to shoot in the U.K. May 2015 and is produced by Camille Gatin, co-producer of James Marsh’s “Shadow Dancer” and Ricky Gervais’ “Special Correspondents,” co-starring Eric Bana, and Angus Lamont, producer of the Berlin Competition jury award-winning “’71,” directed by Yann Demange. The feature has been developed with the support of the BFI Film Fund.
The screenplay for “She Who Brings Gifts” appeared on the Brit List, which is a compendium of stellar scripts by non-U.S. writers, set up to complement the U.S. Black List. Scripts that have made the list include “The King’s Speech,” “My Week with Marilyn” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”
Gatin said, “It’s hugely exciting to combine Mike Carey’s truly original script and Colm McCarthy’s dynamic yet sensitive style, with such a terrific cast.”
Lamont added, “Melanie’s story is a completely unique take on a much loved genre, seamlessly blending together a lonely child’s search for love and family with a terrifying journey where she controls the fate of the last adult humans on earth.”
CAPITALFM – With the campaign to get Dave Berry on EastEnders becoming a real thing, we enlist the help of Hollywood actress Gemma Arterton to pass on some top notch acting tips.
After Dave Berry let slip he’d had a bit part on EastEnders a few years ago, Lisa Snowdon and the rest of the UK reckoned he ought to make a comeback.
To prepare himself for a comeback appearance on the popular soap, Dave and Lisa enlisted Gemma Arterton to lend her acting abilities, and act out this famous EastEnders scene where Zoe Slater finds out her sister Kat is in fact her mum…
Cue the duff-duffs!
We say ‘good job’ guys – and props to Dave Berry for donning THIS wig… We guess our costume department isn’t quite that of EastEnders, sorry, Dave! (source)
There might be an evil talking cat in their new comedy horror ‘The Voices,’ but star Gemma Arterton and her director Marjane Satrapi explain why they prefer cats over dogs.
Added in the gallery new production stills and a promotional poster for The Voices. Enjoy!
THE INDEPENDENT – It was Gemma Arterton’s heart-shaped mouth that got Marjane Satrapi, director of The Voices, most excited. “She became fixated with my mouth,” says the 29-year-old star. “It’s a little bit heart-shaped, but she made a big deal out of it. In every scene I had to wear red lipstick.”
The lips are especially important as, for much of the black comedy, the only part of Arterton that we see is her decapitated head in a fridge. She’s been killed by a schizophrenic toilet factory worker, played by Ryan Reynolds, who despite lusting after her, chops off her head under the instruction of his Scottish cat. When he starts dating a fellow worker, played by Anna Kendrick, he also gets advice from Arterton’s talking head in the fridge, as well as the psychotic cat, and his loveable dog.
The British actress was offered the choice of playing either leading lady when she first chatted to Satrapi on Skype. She went for the less obvious of the two roles: “I just wanted to do something non-connected to what I had been doing before, which was focused on the body and beauty. Anna’s part is more deep and profound; I just wanted to be a bit silly.”
It’s this desire not to be pigeonholed that has led Arterton to turn her back on Hollywood. The Kent-born star had barely got her feet wet as an actress when she got the call from Bond producer Barbara Broccoli saying she had won the role of Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace. Most actors would have been doing cartwheels. “Just last night I was thinking about the moment that I found out I was going to be in a Bond film,” says Arterton. ” I wasn’t happy about it. It wasn’t like: ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be working with these people and it’s a dream come true.’ It’s like ‘Oh, cool’, and it was a great experience and fun to go all those places, but the work wasn’t so interesting.” She had a handful of scenes, wore beautiful clothes and died.