Tuesday 23 January 2018

Less action for Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton says she can be a bit more picky now
Gemma Arterton says she can be a bit more picky now

Gemma Arterton has revealed she is less keen on acting in action movies now she is able to be more choosy with her roles.

The 24-year-old former Bond girl revealed to Metro Canada that when she first left drama school she said yes to every film she was offered, but she now feels she has enough experience to be more picky, and she admits she prefers dramas to action blockbusters.

Gemma said: "I left Rada three years ago and never expected I would have a film career - I always thought I would do theatre, and then it happened and I said, 'Yes, yes, yes' to every job without thinking about it.

"You are grateful that you're being considered and don't want to seem rude by turning them down. As a Brit, we tend to think like that.

"This year I have been able to think about what I want. I've always just wanted to act and do things that are interesting and exciting. So now I have learned that the only power I have as an actress is the power of choice.

"I'm taking my time and reading scripts thoroughly. It doesn't matter if it is big or small, or whether I have a large part or a small part and that is serving me well. And those films that I did like Tamara Drewe and The Disappearance of Alice Creed have actually transformed my career from here on.

"It's going to be much more eclectic, intriguing films rather than all out action movies."

Gemma's film debut was in the St Trinian's remake and she then went on to play Bond girl Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace and star in action blockbusters Prince of Persia and Clash Of The Titans.

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