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  M.   May 27, 2015

THE EVENING STANDARD – By Alistair Foster

Gemma Arterton says she will always feel like an outsider when it comes to fashion — and although as an actor she feels under pressure to look good, “you can’t live your life worrying about stuff like that”.

The actress, who has most recently starred in Made In Dagenham in the West End, told the Standard: “I like dressing myself in nice clothes and expressing myself through my clothes. But when I’m at fashionable events I always feel like an outsider — there are people that live for fashion and people that love fashion. I’m in the latter camp. Obviously as actors we are watched and you have to look presentable. You’re always under pressure.”

Arterton, who was speaking as she launched the British Designers’ Collective at Bicester Village, added: “But I don’t think you can live your life worrying about stuff like that. I’m under the persuasion that you should just wear what you want to wear and someone will always have an opinion. Whether it’s too conservative or too risqué, or whatever. We live in a culture these days where everything is under scrutiny and everything is criticised. Read More

  Nicole   March 18, 2015

THE INDEPENDENT – It was Gemma Arterton’s heart-shaped mouth that got Marjane Satrapi, director of The Voices, most excited. “She became fixated with my mouth,” says the 29-year-old star. “It’s a little bit heart-shaped, but she made a big deal out of it. In every scene I had to wear red lipstick.”

The lips are especially important as, for much of the black comedy, the only part of Arterton that we see is her decapitated head in a fridge. She’s been killed by a schizophrenic toilet factory worker, played by Ryan Reynolds, who despite lusting after her, chops off her head under the instruction of his Scottish cat. When he starts dating a fellow worker, played by Anna Kendrick, he also gets advice from Arterton’s talking head in the fridge, as well as the psychotic cat, and his loveable dog.

The British actress was offered the choice of playing either leading lady when she first chatted to Satrapi on Skype. She went for the less obvious of the two roles: “I just wanted to do something non-connected to what I had been doing before, which was focused on the body and beauty. Anna’s part is more deep and profound; I just wanted to be a bit silly.”

It’s this desire not to be pigeonholed that has led Arterton to turn her back on Hollywood. The Kent-born star had barely got her feet wet as an actress when she got the call from Bond producer Barbara Broccoli saying she had won the role of Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace. Most actors would have been doing cartwheels. “Just last night I was thinking about the moment that I found out I was going to be in a Bond film,” says Arterton. ” I wasn’t happy about it. It wasn’t like: ‘Oh my God, I’m going to be working with these people and it’s a dream come true.’ It’s like ‘Oh, cool’, and it was a great experience and fun to go all those places, but the work wasn’t so interesting.” She had a handful of scenes, wore beautiful clothes and died.

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  M.   March 16, 2015

GALLERY LINK:
– Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > Guardian Weekend (UK) – March 14, 2015

Born in Kent, Arterton, 29, graduated from Rada. Her movies include St Trinian’s, Quantum Of Solace, Tamara Drewe and Song For Marion. On TV, she played the title role in Tess Of The d’Urbervilles, and her stage work includes The Duchess Of Malfi and, currently, Made In Dagenham. Her new film, The Voices, opens on 20 March. She is divorced and lives in London.

‘Who would play me? Emma Stone, if she could pull off a Kent accent’

Thanks to Chuckie for the scan.

  Nicole   March 16, 2015

THE GUARDIAN – Born in Kent, Arterton, 29, graduated from Rada. Her movies include St Trinian’s, Quantum Of Solace, Tamara Drewe and Song For Marion. On TV, she played the title role in Tess Of The d’Urbervilles, and her stage work includes The Duchess Of Malfi and, currently, Made In Dagenham. Her new film, The Voices, opens on 20 March. She is divorced and lives in London.

When were you happiest?
In Corsica, climbing mountains and finding waterfalls.

What is your greatest fear?
That any harm should come to my loved ones.

What is your earliest memory?
Buying a Ribena with Dad from a vending machine in a hospital, while waiting for my sister to be born.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Self-criticism.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Ignorance.

Property aside, what’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought?
I have a Terry O’Neill print of Faye Dunaway. That was pretty steep.

What is your most treasured possession?
Home videos of my sister and me as children.

What makes you unhappy?
Boredom.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?
My ears.

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Emma Stone, if she can pull off a Kent accent.

What is your most unappealing habit?
Picking my nails.

What is your favourite smell?
Jasmine.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A teacher, then an archaeologist, then a painter, then an actor.

What is top of your bucket list?
To see the northern lights.

What do you owe your parents?
Teaching me, subconsciously, to graft.

What does love feel like?
A hot current running through you. Other times, like constant warmth. Other times, suffocating.

What was the best kiss of your life?
In the rose garden in Regent’s Park.

Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
I have to say it every night on stage at the moment. I like the actor I say it to, but I wouldn’t say that I love him!

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Elizabeth Taylor, Guy Pearce (he’s hilarious), David Bowie, Marjane Satrapi, Gena Rowlands.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
You know what I mean. Sort of.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?
Some choices I made in my early career. Also, I would have continued to practise the guitar.

If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Paris and London in the 1960s.

How do you relax?
Running, swimming and baking.

What is the closest you’ve come to death?
There was a week at school when I accidentally stepped out in front of a bus twice.

What song would you like played at your funeral?
Cloudbusting, by Kate Bush.

Where would you most like to be right now?
In a quiet forest, next to the sea.

(source)

  M.   March 05, 2015


GALLERY LINKS:
– Photo Gallery > Movies & Television > The Voices (2014) > Related Clippings > Glamour (France) – April 2015
– Photo Gallery > Movies & Television > The Voices (2014) > Related Clippings > Cinema Teaser (France) – March 2015
– Photo Gallery > Movies & Television > The Voices (2014) > Related Clippings > Premiere (France) – March 2015
– Photo Gallery > Photoshoots > Stylist (2013)

  M.   February 23, 2015

Actress Gemma Arterton spills on Ryan Reynolds and channeling her ‘inner activist’

By Shanee Edwards

British actress Gemma Arterton made a splash in 2013’s Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, opposite Jeremy Renner. Now she’s back with a film called The Voices, also starring Ryan Reynolds, which is an absurd, dark comedy you won’t want to miss.

The Voices is the story of Jerry (Ryan Reynolds), who goes off his meds and gets coerced into doing terrible things by his manipulative talking cat, Mr. Whiskers. We don’t want to give too much away, but if there’s ever been a laugh-out-loud comedy about a serial killer, this is it.

Gemma Arterton plays Fiona, one of Jerry’s coworkers, who meets a tragic fate at the hands of the seemingly sweet Jerry. For Arterton, the best comedy comes out of the darkest places.

“A lot of comedians are quite dark people. The script was really appealing to me because I’m not often considered a funny person or asked to do funny things, but I liked the absurdity of the whole thing.” Read More

  M.   February 23, 2015

By Erin Donnelly

It’s hard to speak about The Voices without ruining it for everyone. All you really need to know about the indie black comedy — in theaters and on demand now — is that it stars Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, and Gemma Arterton; was directed by Marjane Satrapi of Persepolis fame; and will no doubt make you squeal with laughter and shriek in horror, probably at the same time.

Arterton — the British beauty best known for playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace — provides much of the film’s comic relief as Fiona, the foxy office accountant that Reynolds’ loner Jerry can’t resist. When she’s not dodging dates with Jerry, the British bombshell is leading conga lines and doing what just about any of us would kill to do: sing karaoke with Anna Kendrick.

Arterton spoke to us about that scene, why Reynolds is a sweetheart, and why she thinks Idris Elba would make an excellent Bond.

There’s a scene in which you and Anna Kendrick sing karaoke. What was it like singing beside Ms. Pitch Perfect?
“That was a really fun scene to shoot. Originally I wanted to sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ because that’s what I always sing at karaoke, but they couldn’t get the rights. But, I think getting ‘Knock on Wood’ is pretty good. And, it was fun with Anna because we have such different physical types. She’s so tiny! She has such a great voice.” Read More