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Gemma Arterton • Quotes

– “A few months ago, I was selling make-up. Now I should concentrate on being grateful that I can pay the rent for a while.”

– “If I’m honest, I still feel like a student. I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing here.”

– “Unless you’re really famous and successful then they’re going to bully you into going to the gym. It’s a side of the industry that I find uncomfortable.”

– “People expect me to be more posh in person, they expect me to speak a certain way and then when they hear my normal accent they grimace. [At the audition for Prince of Persia], the director Mike Newell said to me, ‘Can you do a posh accent because she’s a princess,’ to which I said, ‘I trained at the Royal Academy of f***ing Dramatic Arts, I can do whatever you want me to do!'”

– “If you do this big film, it will open the doors for all these other brilliant things. But you have to do the big film first. It’s like the Keira Knightley thing: everyone ridiculed her for doing the Pirates films, but she’s getting great parts now. She can choose whatever she wants.”

– “I think it’s difficult for a young girl like me, because there’s a certain time for young actresses, which is like a really juicy period when all the parts are love interests and young heroines. Of course, there’s always work for men, whatever age they are. So I’m really going to go for it. And if it all goes wrong, I’ll go and do panto.”

– “I’d love to play Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion because the story is so similar to mine. Not that I’m a right Cockney sparrow or anything, but I was a bit less refined a few years ago, ha ha!”

– “I actually went to a grammar school in Gravesend and everyone was intelligent, I was good really. I was the creative one, a bit lippy but not in a bad way, in a silly way. A girl got expelled for sniffing lighter fluid, that was the biggest hoo-hah.”

– “Once you’ve done a big film, more films come your way if you’re good. Or even if you’re not good. I’ve got so much stuff coming up, and one of them is incredible. I so want to tell you about it, but if I told you, I’d have to kill you.”

– “The last Bond film did so amazingly. I was worried about whether I was going to live up to it. But I got the part over 7,000 people, so I just thought, I must be all right.”

– “My personal styles varies. I’m a chotles-on-at-the-last-minute kind of girl. I think ‘crumpled’ best describes me, in temperament, and in look.”

– “If I could do an ideal film… Well I never think too far ahead – but I’d love to do a musical, or a film about music. I love singing and music is my first passion. My main interest is to keep my work varied and choose fully rounded and interesting roles. So far I’m pleased with the variation, both in terms of character and genre.”

– “I don’t have any preferred genres. One of the great pleasures of my work is that it is always changing and I am always surprised by what I am offered. I never go out there with a set objective of what I want to do, and I suppose that is why my work so far has been so varied.”

– Friends would describe Gemma as: crumpled, prim and sunny.

– “It’s always funny. Especially with girls, people always want to them in little brackets, which they belong in. I don’t think I belong in the same bracket as Keira Knightley. I’m completely different, and from a very different background, and even have different accents. It’s just because of Jerry Bruckheimer and it’s a period film… it’s an obvious thing to say. I don’t mind. I’m confident in my own ability to not worry about being compared to people.”

– “I’ve read interviews with previous Bond girls and they’re always trying to justify why they did it. It’s an institution for God’s sake! When I’m an old woman my grandkids can say, ‘Nanny was a Bond girl.’ How brilliant is that? Of course, they’ll be like, ‘Look at her now. You’d never know…'”

– “I refuse to conform to this muscly, sinewy look that so many actresses seem to think is attractive. I hate it and I don’t think it’s very feminine.”

– “It has actually been quite freakish. I don’t think it usually happens this quickly so I haven’t had time to get my head round it. It all feels very unreal. My family are very down-to-earth people. We are not showbizzy at all. They are proud and excited and want me to be me as long as possible. They are not from this world, which is really nice. I just want to stay as grounded as I can. The whole acting thing is quite alien to my family. When I got to RADA, dad kept saying: ‘But can you really make a living from this?'”

“The minute anyone says, ‘Oh my God! You’re so amazing!’ I just have to go, ‘Shut up! Please!’ I am normal. I have just one rule – don’t believe the hype!”

“As soon as I say, ‘I can’t go out in that dress, I’ve already worn it before!’ my dad will say, ‘Listen to yourself! Stop being stupid!'”

– “It’s my body, I tried to conceal it, in vain. When I’ll be in my thirties, I’ll have my body roles too.”

– “When you’re busty, people want you to play sexy. Well, I’m not a prude, but I don’t want everything to become sexual.”

– “In Paris, I’m less famous and people are more respectful. I can go to the municipal swimming pool in all tranquility.”

On her character in St Trinian’s:
“You don’t need to show flesh to get attention. My character is womanly but sophisticated.”

On St Trinian’s:
“People think of St Trinian’s as the sexualisation of schoolkids, but our film is more about girl power. It’s the message we really want to push. I don’t think there’s a point in the film where the girls aren’t in control: they’re doing the trampling rather than being trampled on.”

On her MI6 agent’s love scenes with James Bond in Quantum of Solace:
“I felt like a giggly girl, and I felt so young and inexperienced – but I kissed James Bond!”

On her character in Quantum of Solace:
“She’s fresh and young, not sultry and a femme fatale.”

On her character in The Little Dog Laughed:
“My character in The Little Dog Laughed is vulnerable, she wants a baby and she wants to be loved, but she’s also hungry for fame and for me that’s so ironic because I’ve had a taste of it and decided I don’t want it. I would rather do a play in England, thank you very much.”

On The Little Dog Laughed:
“There were many reasons for doing this play… I’ve just done these Hollywood movies – and now I can do a play about some aspects of Hollywood and some of the things I’ve seen!”

Quotes From Others

– “She has a luminous presence… the film world is really going to want her.”
Oliver Parker (St Trinian’s director)

– “Gemma has the modern look and fits perfectly with the new vulnerable image of Bond.”
EON Productions (Quantum of Solace producers)

– “Olga and Gemma are going to be amazing. They’re both very sexy ladies, which is very good. Olga’s the main ‘Bond girl’ in the movie but Gemma’s no less important.”
Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace co-star)