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  M.   February 26, 2013

By Simon Reynolds

Gemma Arterton has revealed that she cracked her co-star Famke Janssen’s ribs while working on their new movie Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Arterton told Digital Spy that she inflicted more injuries than she picked up while working on the fantasy action movie.

“I cracked Famke’s ribs in a fight [scene] we did,” Arterton said. “She didn’t tell me at the time, she was very good about it. Afterwards she said, ‘You broke my rib!’ Things like that happen.”

The British actress added that she often found herself “bruised and battered” after filming, and relied on Arnica to get her through the film.

“I remember just overdosing on it,” she joked. “Even if you’re just doing a punch, your neck can get thrown out. It was sort of a gauge of how hard you worked that day if you couldn’t move the next day!”

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters stars Arterton and Jeremy Renner as adult versions of the classic fairytale characters who become bounty hunters.

The movie is showing now in the US, and opens in UK cinemas on Wednesday (February 27).

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  M.   February 25, 2013

By Simon Reynolds

Gemma Arterton has voiced her admiration for the latest James Bond movie Skyfall.

The Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters star – who played MI6 agent Fields in Quantum of Solace – told Digital Spy that she thought the film was “brilliant”, praising the series’ “wonderful” star Daniel Craig.

“I thought Skyfall was brilliant, actually,” she said. “I’m so pleased for all the Bond people for how successful it is.

“I saw them when they won the BAFTA for ‘Best British Film’. It’s like the Bond family. Once you’ve done one you’re still in the family. I’m always thrilled for them, and Daniel as well because he’s so wonderful.”

Arterton and GoldenEye‘s Famke Janssen face off in fantasy horror Hansel & Gretel, but the British actress confessed that the pair didn’t share stories about working on the long-running spy series.

Skyfall picked up two Academy Awards – ‘Best Original Song’ and ‘Best Sound Editing’ – at the Oscars yesterday (February 24).

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters opens in UK cinemas on February 27.

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  M.   February 24, 2013

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  Nicole   February 23, 2013

  Nicole   February 23, 2013

Gemma Arterton has admitted that she enjoys playing strong women on screen. The 27-year-old RADA graduate has played Strawberry Fields in Bond movie Quantum Of Solace opposite Daniel Craig, the feisty Princess Tamina in Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time and now stars as bounty hunter Gretel in Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters.

“I had to do lots of training because I’d never done anything like it and I absolutely loved it,” she said.

A self-confessed girly girl, she threw herself into the training for the role, which sees her hoisting some impressive weapons, throwing punches and kicking some serious witch butt.

“It’s one of the reasons I wanted to do the film because I’ve always wanted to punch people!” she continued. “I came in before anybody else and worked with the stunt team in a kind of intensive boot camp. It was great because it really rooted me and made me more present in the action scenes.”

Oscar-nominated Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner plays her screen brother Hansel in Tommy Wirkola’s movie, which catches up with the sibling duo 15 years on as adults.

“The sibling relationship is such a great one to explore. Hansel and Gretel have this unstoppable bond but they’re also so different from each other,” the actress said.

“She’s the brains of the operation, he’s the brawn. He’s the joker and the show-off. She’s more the watcher, the researcher, the one who tries to really understand witchcraft. They have to each play to their strengths.”

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  M.   February 21, 2013

If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… because instead of teddy bears having a picnic, nasty witches have set up home in the depths of the dark forests, waiting to steal innocent youngsters.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, written and directed by Tommy Wirkola, is inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairytale – but with a new twist in the tale.

Following their escape from a cannibalistic witch when they were little, 15 years later brother and sister Hansel and Gretel (Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton) have conquered their fears to become witch killers.

They’re fierce, formidably-skilled bounty hunters with a taste for blood and murder, and hell-bent on retribution.

“I love the original fairytale and this starts there, then makes a real departure,” says former Bond girl Arterton. The 27-year-old, who graduated from RADA in 2007, is a self-confessed girly girl who admits she isn’t a “tough chick”, so she enjoyed the opportunity to play a feisty female.

“It was a real relief to play that kind of part – usually you still have to have a romantic connection with one of the characters, but in this one I don’t and it’s great,” she says.

Trained singer Arterton, who also indulges her passion for music in Song For Marion alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp, next stars in Neil Jordan’s vampire drama Byzantium, where she plays a blood-sucking mother, with The Lovely Bones’ Saoirse Ronan playing her daughter.

“It’s just the most wonderful character.

“She’s multi-faceted, ferocious and a merciless killer, but she’s also a maternal, loving, protective mother and I just adore playing her,” says Arterton.

The film was written by Moira Buffini, who also penned 2010’s Tamara Drewe in which Arterton starred. “This is her first original screenplay and it’s just sublime.

“I can’t thank her enough for writing such a great opportunity for both Saoirse and I. We are the leads and not many films allow both of the leads to be female, so it’s a real female empowerment movie,” says the actress.

With forthcoming roles in thriller Runner, Runner with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, and a part in the Jeff Buckley biopic Mystery White Boy and comedy thriller The Wright Girls, as well as theatre and TV work, what else would she want to do?

“I like to keep things as surprises. I’m very open to what the future holds,” she says.

And she has no complaints about her Bond girl tag.

* Song For Marion is out now. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters opens in cinemas on Wednesday, February 27

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  M.   February 20, 2013

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters actress Gemma Arterton has decided to “shun” big commercial films as starring in them makes her feel “uneasy”.

The 27-year-old actress has starred in numerous blockbuster films, such as Clash of the Titans and James Bond flick Quantum of Solace, but recently made the choice to turn down commercial features as she finds herself feeling “uneasy” taking part in them.

Gemma explained: “I’ve decided to shun the ‘big’ side for a bit. Over Christmas, I turned down this huge, very commercial film – I can’t tell you which but it’s one of those feel-good family films you know is going to be a massive smash but I felt this unease about doing it.

“I think I’m … I’m … it’s delicate in that it’s this bizarre line where you have to be a bit of a ‘name’ to get the financing for the smaller films but if you don’t have the respect and credentials as an actor, you probably won’t get asked to do the really covetable roles.”

Instead, Gemma wants to be involved in more “unusual” projects and realises she must stand her ground in order to prove she doesn’t need mainstream roles to make her a successful actress.

She continued: “I want to work with good directors and so really unusual things. You can’t sit on the fence in this job. You have to be strong.”

Gemma can next be seen in action flick Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters alongside Jeremy Renner, out in cinemas on February 27.

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