Gemma Arterton wants to be remembered for more than 'just' James Bond
The "Quantum of Solace" star and it-girl in Hollywood, Gemma Arterton has told the media that she hopes she can put James Bond behind her.
In the new interview with Metro
Arterton explains that her 2009 film "Alice Creed" pointed her career back in the right direction after a series of blockbusters:
"My career went down this commercial road for a while and I didnât feel comfortable with it. Alice Creed flipped everything on its head and people stopped thinking of me as just âthat girl from Bondâ."
When asked about her aversion to 'commercial' films, Arterton responded, "Iâm in a quandary because one film is being quite persistent but I keep saying no because itâs so commercial. It means you donât have to worry about earning money for the rest of the year so you can go off and do theatre or help get smaller scripts made.
"There are so many great scripts that canât get made because they donât have the money and then massive films that are made that are rubbish. It would be silly to rule out commercial films because they can be great fun but I have to think seriously before saying yes now because itâs a large portion of the year â not just making the film but doing three months of press and publicity. I like doing three months of theatre and then itâs all done."
The star's time on the James Bond adventure clearly was not particularly problematic, as she recently told viewers of "The Alan Titchmarsh Show", "They're just starting to make the next one [Bond 23] and I'm so jealous that I died in the movie [Quantum of Solace] I was in because I'd love to do it again, it was so much fun. You get to travel to all of these exotic locations, treated well, it's everything you imagined filmmaking and how glamorous it can be."
Arterton has expressed an interest in working with James Bond 23
director Sam Mendes.
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