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  M.   April 30, 2010

Gemma Arterton is undoubtedly the leading English actress of the moment. In the space of just three years, she’s graduated from St Trinians, Bond-ed with Daniel Craig, and is in two of this year’s biggest blockbusters – Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia.

But it’s her stunning turn in low-budget British indie flick The Disappearance of Alice Creed that really proves her acting chops, as a kidnap victim in a thriller that has more twists and turns than a helter skelter on a roundabout.

Sky Showbiz’s Kerri-Ann Roper caught up with her to tell us all about it..

Sky Movies: What attracted you to this role?

Gemma Arterton: It was a complete departure from what I’d done before. I’d just finished making Prince of Persia, and was about to make Clash of the Titans, and um, it was, more than anything, it was the script, I couldn’t put it down. J Blakeson, who directed and wrote the script, he’d written it for three characters only and it was so rich, and full and intense, it was a real page turner, and that’s so hard to do. Usually you have some sort of special effects. It was just so unusual and brilliant to do a British film that’s thrilling and exciting, because usually they’re so, you get your kitchen sink dramas and they can be a bit grim, whereas this one was like on the edge of your seat stuff.

SM: Would you prefer doing big Hollywood films or low budget films?

GA: I’d like to mix it up, you know, they are so different. it’s like I compare this film to doing theatre, they’re really different and both have their benefits. It’s exciting for me to be able to do both, I’m really lucky in that respect.

SM: Who would you say, of your leading men… Are you a Daniel Craig girl or a Jake Gyllenhaal girl?

GA: Um, I’d probably say Daniel Craig. He’s more rugged…

SM: Were you nervous doing the nude scenes in The Disappearance of Alice Creed?

GA: It is nervewracking. I loved the script and I said yes to it, so I was like, right, this is going to happen, I’m going to do it, and both the boys had to do it too (get naked), and I’m going to commit to it and I’m not going to complain. Otherwise I wouldn’t say yes to the job in the first place. I think it’s like doing a love scene or a kissing scene, any scene that’s weird, you just have to get on with it, it’s part of the job. And if it’s necessary, which it is in this film, it’s weird. We all have to do weird things in our jobs.

SM: Would you lose weight for a role if you thought it was necessary?

GA: Yes, I would, if the character is supposed to be smaller than you are, and I have lost weight for a role, and I’ve also put weight on for roles. It’s kind of like putting a nose on, or changing your hair colour.