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  M.   March 25, 2011

In just a few short years, she’s become one of Britain’s hottest young actresses. From parts in the Bond movie Quantum Of Solace to the blockbusting Clash Of The Titans and the British drama Tamara Drewe, Gemma Arterton has become a name on everyone’s lips.

Now the 25-year-old from Gravesend, Kent, lends her voice to the animated fantasy A Turtle’s Tale. Here, Gemma talks about her career and discusses what the future holds.

Did you identify with your character Shelley from A Turtle’s Tale?

Absolutely. If I was a turtle I’d be like her. When I filmed this I was doing a play so it was nice to do the complete opposite. Dominic Cooper, who does the voice of Sammy, is a friend of mine and we worked together on Tamara Drewe. He recommended me for the role. I was very grateful as I’ve always wanted to do an animation. For us it was just Dominic and Gemma swimming in the ocean.

Did you like the environmental message?

Of course. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do it. It’s cleverly saying, “This is what’s happening to these poor animals that we care about and who are really cute”. It’s a good way of educating the children.

What was it like recording in a booth?

Oh, I really let go, especially when you have to do all the “woo-eee” noises and go crazy.

Would you go to see a film just because it’s in 3D?

Not particularly. I like watching a movie just as a movie. I’ve been in 3D films where it hasn’t particularly worked, but the technology really lends itself to animation. It’s a bit strange seeing my face in 3D, but when it’s a little cute turtle it’s fine.

Was making the film harder because you didn’t have other people to bounce off?

Yes, it was a bit and I suppose it’s harder to be spontaneous. But I had some good banter with Dominic. It can be quite isolating, but it was so quick fire – I did it in a day – that you don’t have time to think about it.

What other films do you have on the horizon?

I’m just about to start filming Hansel And Gretel which is a very dark version. I play Gretel and Jeremy Renner is playing Hansel. It’s when they’re 15 years older and I’m really excited about it. It’s a big role for me and quite a departure from anything I’ve done before.

Joan Collins said you’d make a great Alexis Carrington, the character she played in Dynasty.

I know, isn’t that great? Mainly I’m just very happy Joan Collins knew I existed as she’s such a diva and an icon. My mum loved Dynasty and when she heard it she was more excited than she’s ever been.

Can you remain incognito when not working?

Not in Gravesend, but in London absolutely. I walk everywhere and use the bus. People are very respectful of your privacy.

During downtime what hobbies do you pursue?

I’m obsessed with Bikram yoga and trampolining. But not at the same time, obviously!

Do you have a favourite memory, either from a movie set or the stage?

The best time I’ve had was recently on stage in The Master Builder with Stephen Dillane. Also when I filmed Tess Of The D’Urbervilles as I made the best friends on it and didn’t want it to end. The experience of making Tamara Drewe was, again, really good fun. We just had a great laugh in the British countryside.

A Turtle’s Tale is out today.