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  M.   October 07, 2010

Based on Posy Simmonds’ beloved graphic novel of the same name, Tamara Drewe is a witty and modern take on the romantic English pastoral. When Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) returns to the quaint village she grew up in, after having had plastic surgery to quite drastically change her appearance, the aspiring writers seeking inspiration at a neighboring retreat quickly become curious, especially when a rock star (Dominic Cooper) begins hanging around. The original owners of the farm that Tamara is taking residence in is the family of Andy Cobb (Luke Evans), who works as a gardener and handyman for his old flame, even though his family had to sell the property years earlier to the wealthy Drewes as a country home. Using her new-found sex appeal to get what she wants from everyone, Tamara ignites the various infatuations, jealousies and love affairs going on among the inhabitants of the farmsteads, all of which are sure to blow up in their faces.

In this exclusive interview with Collider, done during the film’s recent press day, actress Gemma Arterton talked about being intrigued by a character that is so complex and complicated, her desire to play the role to figure out someone that she didn’t initially identify with, and the challenge of making such an ambiguous character watchable throughout the film. She also discussed her excitement to return to the role of Io for Clash of the Titans 2 and how she’s looking forward to the experience of filming in 3D. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
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  M.   October 06, 2010

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GALLERY LINKS:
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010): SFX (UK) – November 2010
Tamara Drewe (2010): Production Stills
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009): Times Playlist (UK) – October 2-8, 2010
– Scans from 2010: Clippings From 2010
– Scans from 2010: 7 Days (Russia) – May 24-30, 2010

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  M.   October 05, 2010

Arterton fancies herself as a bit of a country girl.

The British actress fell in love with the countryside while filming Tamara Drewe in Dorset but says she’s likely to keep her feet on concrete rather than be knee deep in mud.

“I didn’t grow up in the world of Tamara Drewe — very much the opposite,” says Gemma. Read More

  M.   October 02, 2010

The seven-week shoot took place in the most beautiful part of Dorset, which is the most beautiful part of England, “and the weather decided to be good.” He’d been able to cast Gemma Arterton as his title character before she’d become famous in the United States, and “she’s got a very nice character. I wish she was my daughter.” He was especially drawn to the sub-plot of the film, a writers’ retreat peopled with eccentrics, because “I’ve spent a lot of my life with writers, so it’s effortless to make fun of them. I don’t think filmmakers are any better. We’re ridiculous people. If I’m making a film, I drive my wife mad. If I’m not, it’s even worse.”

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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. Read More

  M.   October 01, 2010

Gemma Arterton says it’s an “awful shame” she doesn’t have time to read books anymore.

The 24-year-old actress has enjoyed a considerable amount of success in the past couple of years, appearing in top movies such as Prince of Persia, Tamara Drewe and the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

While the star is happy about her career taking off, her one regret is that she no longer gets the chance to indulge in one of her favourite pastimes – reading. Read More

  M.   September 30, 2010

Luke previously acted with his ‘Tamara Drewe’ co-star Gemma Arterton in last spring’s ‘Clash of the Titans.’

Q: What about Gemma?

LE: She’s wonderful and is a lovely, intelligent, bright thing, and is a pleasure to be around, on and off the screen.

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