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  Mata   December 02, 2011

What kind of adult does a kid become after surviving a trip to a cannibalistic witch’s gingerbread house?

That’s the premise of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters* (out March 2), which uses the centuries-old German folktale as a preamble to a larger story of vengeance and the bonds between siblings — particularly abused ones.

Next Thursday, look for a trailer from the Paramount film. But for now, we see a first look at Jeremy Renner’s Hansel and Gemma Arterton’s Gretel, all grown up. (Click the picture for a larger view.)

Though older, they’re still prowling the woods for little old ladies who like to devour wayward children. Arterton discussed the approach of the movie, directed by Tommy Wirkola (the Nazi zombie saga Dead Snow), and how it’s as much Pulp Fiction as fairytale…

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How does this movie incorporate the original Brothers Grimm tale? Is that story kind of a prologue?
GEMMA ARTERTON: Yes, it continues it. You see a series of flashbacks with their experience of killing that first witch, which is brilliant. I remember being on set for the final few days of that. The candy house, and the witches are really repulsive and quite frightening. The makeup is out of this world. It’s this bone-chilling scene. Very dark. The girl who plays my character is brilliant, with the horrified expression she has. Read More

  M.   November 22, 2011

Gallery links:
– Scans: Independent On Sunday (UK) – November 20, 2011, thanks to Lorna
– Scans: Daily Mail (UK) – November 21, 2011, thanks to Lorna
– Scans: Hello (UK) – November 21, 2011, thanks to Lorna
– Scans: ES Magazine (UK) – October 14, 2011, thanks to Lorna
– Scans: Hello (UK) – November 14, 2011

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  M.   November 21, 2011

Although she brought along her Spanish husband Stefano Catelli to an awards ceremony last night, there is one place that stunning actress Gemma Arterton will not be taking him to — the strip club she is planning to visit.

Former Bond girl Gemma, 25, tells me she is off to study strippers after filmmaker Neil Jordan cast her as a lady of the night in his next movie.

‘I play a prostitute called Clara. It’s a tough role but more and more I am choosing parts that are as different from the real me as possible.

‘I’m not scared of a challenge. I prefer it that way,’ she tells me.

Gemma, who married sales manager Stefano last summer in a ceremony in Andalucia, adds that to get into the part properly she will have to visit some less than salubrious venues.

‘I’m going to have to go to a strip club or somewhere like that,’ says Gemma, who was giving out the best actor gong at the Evening Standard theatre awards.

‘It’s something I’m dreading because I am a real prude and I know that in places like that my immediate reaction is to feel “eugh”.

‘But I’ve got to understand it’s something I need to do for the part. I will not be going with my husband.’


  M.   November 20, 2011

By Adam Jacques

People always bring up movies I’m not proud of Sometimes I think, ‘Oh God,’ but in a way they serve a purpose; they allow me to go off and do other things. Loads of actors do it, and I have to remind myself of that.

Being on stage makes me feel alive With film, you’ve no control over the finished product – something I feel increasingly irritated by – but on stage, I have control over what I do, and it’s where I can really flourish.

Stephen Dillane is one of the best actors in the world I played opposite him in [an acclaimed stage production of Ibsen’s] Master Builder. It’s a fascinating play about a middle-aged architect [played by Dillane] and the ambiguous relationship I have with him. I’ve done plays where you think, ‘Urghh, God, I’ve got to do that scene again,’ but with [Dillane] I never got bored.

I have a terrible temper It’s because I’m a perfectionist, particularly when cooking. Once I made the perfect lemon meringue pie, from scratch, but one small thing went wrong and I threw the whole thing against the wall.

I like not knowing what my next job is I deal well with the uncertainty and relish the surprises. I couldn’t have been an actor without that [ability].

Always listen to your instincts I had an amazing acting teacher when I was studying and she said that instincts were always right. Whenever I haven’t listened to them, I’ve always regretted it, whether it’s looking at a piece of art I want to buy or reading a script.

Never put pressure on yourself to be something I was never really academic so if I hadn’t have been an actor I would have been an artist, I think.

I wish everyone could go to the [Amazon] rainforest and see the huge areas of deforestation After my trip there [promoting the World Wildlife Fund’s campaign to help save a billion trees] I got more conscientious. I don’t eat red meat now because lots of the rainforest is being destroyed to make way for cattle ranches. It’s a small thing but I believe it makes a difference.

Gemma Arterton, 25, is an English actor. Sky Rainforest Rescue’s ‘Amazon‘, featuring photographs from Gemma’s trip, runs until 4 December at London’s Somerset House. sky.com/rainforestrescue


  M.   November 19, 2011
  M.   November 06, 2011

By Emine Saner

Gemma Arterton used to be ‘the girl from the Bond film’, but three years on she has stopped feeling grateful and begun speaking out about her industry

The first film role Gemma Arterton played was Mickey Mouse. She was five, her younger sister, taking on the role of Donald Duck, was two, “and there’s this video of us, where we’re watching Mickey Mouse and I’m making my sister act it out with me. And I’ve really got it down! I used to do that stuff all the time, just copying.” Disney films were pretty much the only art in her childhood, she says. “My family was never cultural in that we never went to see plays, my mum wasn’t very into films.” It wasn’t until she was about 16 that she realised that acting could be a legitimate job. Read More

  M.   November 05, 2011

10 minutes with Gemma Arterton — The face of G Star Raw on toughening up for a fairy tale.

– Scans: ES Magazine (UK) – September 16, 2011, thanks to Lorna

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