Gemma is featured in the May issue of Details Magazine. Check out the fiercely fabulous outtakes in the gallery (hello goddess!) and read the interview at their site, we’ll have scans up asap!
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The New Queen of the Action Epic
With starring roles in Clash of the Titans and now Prince of Persia, sultry British actress Gemma Arterton rules the multiplex.
Between movies, Gemma Arterton likes to play the floozy. She’s currently on London’s West End, starring as a vapid Hilton-esque party girl in the Hollywood satire The Little Dog Laughed, a part that would seem well-suited for a gorgeous 24-year-old. But Arterton’s spot-on send-up of the typical American pop tart has an ironic tinge, given that everything about her—from the accent to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art pedigree—is British.
“In America, nobody has any idea who I am or how to pronounce my name,” the Kent native says. “They call me Gim-ma.”
The g is soft, as in gem, but the days of having to explain that to Yanks will soon be behind her. Arterton, best known as James Bond’s oil-drenched lover in Quantum of Solace, can currently be seen in the big-budget remake of Clash of the Titans, playing the Greek demigoddess Io, the spiritual adviser to Sam Worthington’s Perseus. “There are a lot of men in the film going, ‘Ah, let’s kill this! Let’s kill that!’” she says. “I’m in the middle saying, ‘Let’s think about it.’”
Her role wasn’t so different between takes. “My mum used to read us Greek mythology for bedtime stories,” Arterton says, “so when I was on set I’d be talking about the myths and Sam and Mads Mikkelsen would be playing around pretending their swords were their dicks.”
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