Gemma Arterton tells how she beat Eva Green to new film role
Bond girl Gemma Arterton told Metro how her âreally filthy sense of humourâ is what led director Tommy Wirkola to cast her in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ahead of The Girl With The Dragon Tattooâs Noomi Rapace and former Bond Girl Eva Green.
As an actress, Arterton, who already has a Bafta Rising Star nomination to her credit, prefers to âdo big/small, big/smallâ when it comes to picking movies. This year, however, sheâs made a new resolution. âIâve decided to shun the âbigâ side for a bit,â she says. âOver Christmas, I turned down this huge, very commercial film â I canât tell you which but itâs one of those feel-good family films you know is going to be a massive smash but I felt this unease about doing it.â
Why? It sounds fun. âI think that Iâmâ¦ Iâmâ¦â she hesitates, carefully, looking worried. I want to hug her. âItâs delicate in that itâs this bizarre line where you have be a bit of a ânameâ to get the financing for the smaller films but if you donât have the respect and credentials as an actor, you probably wonât get asked to do the really covetable roles.
âI want to work with good directors and good writers and do really unusual things. You canât sit on the fence in this job. You have to be strong.â
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