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  M.   January 29, 2013

– Scans from 2013 > Sunday Telegraph: Stella (UK) – January 27, 2013, thanks to Chuckie
– Photoshoots > Sunday Telegraph: Stella (2013)

Song For Marion is released in UK cinemas on February 8, 2013.

  Nicole   January 26, 2013

Added several new pics fron the Hansel & Gretel LA Premiere in the gallery, and also replaced some previous events with the HQs! Enjoy. (Even more to come!)

Public Events > Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Premiere in Los Angeles
Public Events > Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Press Conference in LA
Public Events > The Today Show

  Nicole   January 25, 2013

Yesterday was the Los Angeles Premiere of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Gemma looked so gorgeous, like a real goddess. I spent all day saving and uploading pics, we’ve been able to collect almost 500 pictures of our beautiful Gemma and probably more will come during the week-end! I’d like to thanks Olivia and Claudia for some amazing donations.

Gemma went for the classic color fabric with an embellished neckline and a matching black clutch for the glitzy event. Her mahogany locks were swept into a wispy up-do, accented by a golden headband that added a touch of softness to her look. Gemma wore minimal make-up for the red carpet, but her rosy complexion glowed as she stood next to co-star Jeremy. (source)

Public Events – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Premiere in Los Angeles

And here’s a video from the Red Carpet!

  Nicole   January 24, 2013

So far in her Hollywood career, Gemma Arterton has played a Bond girl, a Persian princess and a Greek goddess cursed with immortality, roles that helped her make a name for herself but left her in the shadow of her male costars. Her starring turn in Paramount’s new fractured fairy tale, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” sees the ethereal English beauty finally on equal footing as a wisecracking, weapon-wielding heroine.

“She’s not the damsel in distress, not the girlfriend,” Arterton said last week, speaking by phone from New York where she was promoting the film ahead of its opening Friday. “She’s a stand-alone character in her own right, very strong, very independent. That kind of role doesn’t come up very often, not having to be kissing anybody. It’s liberating.”

“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” picks up 15 years after the events in the Grimms’ famous fable. Having escaped their childhood captivity in the confectionery cottage, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) have turned pro, coping with the trauma of their youth by slaying spellcasters for hire. The seemingly unstoppable bounty hunters appear to meet their match in the devious machinations of Famke Janssen’s Muriel, a powerful witch who’s hatching a plot that involves the snatching of small-town youngsters for a diabolical end.

It might be the latest in a string of Hollywood reinventions of beloved fairy tales, but “Hansel & Gretel” is not for kids. The brash 3-D outing embraces its R rating with copious amounts of screen violence and gore and a heavy-metal-inflected soundtrack that pairs well with the movie’s offbeat, occasionally profane sense of humor.

The oddball concoction is the brainchild of Norway’s Tommy Wirkola, the writer-director who won a following for the 2009 horror comedy “Dead Snow,” about a group of students who unleash a battalion of frozen Nazi zombies.

Wirkola said he cast Arterton as Gretel not based on her earlier turns in such spectacle movies as “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” or “Clash of the Titans,” but rather her performance in 2009’s “The Disappearance of Alice Creed.” In the small indie, she delivered a raw, emotional performance as a woman who is kidnapped and held for ransom.

“I think all great female action heroes we have, the truly great ones, are the ones that are not perfect, they are not super strong,” Wirkola said. “Gemma, in that film she was so strong at times, but she had this vulnerability that shows through. I thought that was important for Gretel.”

(Read the rest at the source)

Photoshoots – Los Angeles Times (2013)

  Nicole   January 22, 2013

Gemma Arterton is poised for a career milestone: a top-of-the-marquee role as one-half of the titular storybook siblings in the big budget 3D action flick “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” opening Friday.

The high-concept movie picks up where the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale left off, with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Arterton) having turned their childhood victory over the witch who tried to eat them into a full time vocation.

Fifteen years later, they’re bounty hunters specializing in eradicating child-abducting sorceresses. Their winning streak, though, is jeopardized when they go up against the most evil and powerful witch of all.

Getting the chance to do some butt-kicking has been a fairy tale come true, so to speak, for Arterton, whose action resume to date has been a murdered Bond Girl in 2008’s “Quantum of Solace,” a brooding princess in 2010’s “Prince of Persia” and divine eye candy in the 2010 remake of “Clash of the Titans.”

“Usually you are the girlfriend or the love interest or the damsel in distress or whatever, which is fine,” says Arterton. “But being part of a bother-sister dynamic (in “Hansel and Gretel”) meant we were both the heroes, and I didn’t have to do any of that shmooshy stuff, like crying or going, ‘Help me, help me!’”

Though Arterton didn’t have an action-packed pedigree that Renner boasts, director Tommy Wirkola says he knew exactly whom he wanted to play Gretel when he watched her in the 2009 thriller “The Disappearance of Alice Creed.”

“I knew straight away that she was the one,” Wirkola states. “Gemma shares what some might call my sick sense of humor, so we got along great. She gave Gretel the edge and the toughness that the character needed.”

But the English actress nearly missed her chance to break into the business.

On the most important day of her first 17 years — her third and final audition for London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art — Arterton came down with food poisoning.

For the daughter of a welder and a housecleaner from the unglamorous British town of Gravesend, acting already seemed like a longshot. Arterton had worked hard on practicing for her audition piece, a soliloquy as Hermione from Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale.”

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  Nicole   January 20, 2013

Added a new photoshoot, a new Hansel & Gretel still and a new event in the gallery! Enjoy! (-4 to the LA premiere of Hansel & Gretel!)

Photoshoots – Women’s Wear Daily (2013)
Movies & Television – Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) > Promotional Stills
Public Events – Celebs Visit SiriusXM Studios

  Nicole   January 20, 2013

“Oh, this is lovely,” Gemma Arterton says in her dainty British lilt between sips of chamomile tea. “It’s got a, like, oaky quality, a woodiness to it.” The actress is curled up in an olive armchair seated by the crackling fireplace of the Greenwich Hotel’s drawing room, sequestered from a January New York drizzle outside. “It’s so nice to be inside and cozy on days like this.”

Arterton’s in town to promote her latest action-adventure flick, a film genre she’s quite fond of. It’s difficult to digest the amount of utter ass-kicking the soft-spoken ingénue has partaken in over the course of her career. As a feisty princess, Arterton battled the dark forces with Jake Gyllenhaal in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”; she trained Sam Worthington for combat in “Clash of the Titans”; she even attained Bond Girl status playing special agent Strawberry Fields in “Quantum of Solace.” Looking at her in the quiet side room of a boutique hotel in TriBeCa, one would think she’d never thrown a punch before. She’s just come back from doing a segment on the “Today” show plugging her latest project, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,” which hits theaters next week.

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