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  M.   April 23, 2010

Gemma Arterton: New nose is good news in Tamara Drewe film

Gemma Arterton has never had her features surgically enhanced in real life – but on the big screen she has.

In Stephen Frears’s new film, Tamara Drewe, based on Posy Simmonds’s graphic novel, she plays a young woman who wasn’t popular growing up in a Dorset village.

‘She’s a got a big nose,’ Gemma said, bluntly.

‘She moves away, has a nose job and transforms,’ she told me, at a gala held at the Soho Hotel for another of her movies, edge-of-your-seat kidnap thriller The Disappearance Of Alice Creed.

‘I’ve never had any cosmetic surgery, but some people are like: “Go for it, girl!” Well it might make you feel good now – but ten years down the line you will feel different,’ she said.

‘Once my character Tamara has her nose job, she doesn’t really know who she is any more because people aren’t seeing her. She’s an intelligent woman but people think she hasn’t got a brain because she’s so pretty.

‘Success for women often is down to how pretty you are, how slim you are, and it’s a trap to be in that situation.’

Tamara Drewe has a special world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month.

The Disappearance Of Alice Creed, meanwhile, opens next Friday.

In that film, Alice (played by Gemma) finds herself held captive and trussed up by two men, played by Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston.

The two actors told me how they were often nervous shooting some scenes with Ms Arterton because she had to be fully naked at times, and they felt protective of her.

‘Everyone was getting flustered around me, but I would defuse the situation by making people laugh. It helped a lot.’

The film, directed by J. Blakeson, will also be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York next week.