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Gemma Arterton would rather forget her Bond Girl status

09-Dec-2020 • Actor News

British actress Gemma Arterton, who shot to fame with her role as Strawberry Fields in the 2008 film 'Quantum of Solace', would not play such a role again, especially for the lack of privacy that ensued.

In a recent interview, she said: "I was like, 'Oh, whatever, it’s just another role'. Then my publicist called and said, 'Gemma, is there anything you need to tell me? Any skeletons in the closet? You have to tell me now because they will find out.' And I remember thinking, 'It’s me, who cares?' But that was also a really valuable moment in my life as it made me kind of guarded and careful. I’ve never wanted to court any attention."

"I still get criticism for accepting the Bond film, but I was 21, I had a student loan and, you know, it was a Bond film!" she said at an International Women's Day hosted by Harper's Bazaar and Chanel. "But as I got older I realised there was so much wrong with Bond women… My Bond girl should have just said no, really, and worn flat shoes."

Speaking to The Telegraph, she stated that she had no idea "how long that film would follow [her] around for. You know, I haven't seen it for about 15 years either, so I can't really remember what's in it or what I did, but I know I wouldn't choose a role like that now. Because she was funny and she was sweet, but she didn't really have anything to do – or a backstory."

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