By Simon Reynolds
Gemma Arterton has voiced her admiration for the latest James Bond movie Skyfall.
The Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters star – who played MI6 agent Fields in Quantum of Solace – told Digital Spy that she thought the film was “brilliant”, praising the series’ “wonderful” star Daniel Craig.
“I thought Skyfall was brilliant, actually,” she said. “I’m so pleased for all the Bond people for how successful it is.
“I saw them when they won the BAFTA for ‘Best British Film’. It’s like the Bond family. Once you’ve done one you’re still in the family. I’m always thrilled for them, and Daniel as well because he’s so wonderful.”
Arterton and GoldenEye‘s Famke Janssen face off in fantasy horror Hansel & Gretel, but the British actress confessed that the pair didn’t share stories about working on the long-running spy series.
Skyfall picked up two Academy Awards – ‘Best Original Song’ and ‘Best Sound Editing’ – at the Oscars yesterday (February 24).
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters opens in UK cinemas on February 27.