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  M.   October 01, 2010

Q: Gemma Arterton (who plays the title role) has spoken about how quickly she was cast in this. Is that typical for you? Did you cast most of the lead actors that way?

SF: Sort-of.

Q: What was going through your mind when you cast Gemma?

SF: I thought, I can see she is like the girl in the book. She’s gorgeous and she’s very, very nice. There weren’t many strikes against her.

Q: Is that how you typically cast a lead in a film?

SF: Well, I said “I can’t make this film with famous people. I can only do this if you let me do it right.” In other words, if you cast famous people, you’re creating a group of famous people. I couldn’t do it, it wouldn’t have made any sense. I put together a straight-forward film. This was an instance of someone walking into the room and it all makes sense.

Q: How well known are Gemma and the other actors in the U.K.?

SF: Well, the woman who plays Nicolas Hardiment’s wife, Beth (Tamsin Greig), she’s most well-known for a radio show. People know her, but not like they know Angelina Jolie, it’s not like that. Gemma’s more complicated, because she’s had this extraordinary year. I didn’t really know about all her films when I hired her. I’ve never actually seen a frame of Gemma that I didn’t shoot.