Belfast Telegraph

Gemma hits out over female roles

Gemma Arterton has hit out at the film world for putting women in the "background" - and said that she has been seen "as a piece of a*s".

The former Bond girl, who was catapulted to global fame when she landed the role of Agent Fields in Quantum Of Solace, said that she had almost been tempted to walk off film sets in the past because of mistreatment.

The 24-year-old said she had read too many of "the same" scripts, in which women languished in the shadows or were simply there to help the male lead.

The actress, who starred in this year's blockbusters Clash Of The Titans and Prince Of Persia, criticised the "t**ts out there (in the film world) who don't deserve to be in the positions they're in and treat people like s**t".

She told GQ magazine: "I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do."

Gemma said that now she is established, she wants to work with people who respect her.

She said: "I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of a*s. Which I have experienced as well."

Gemma has just returned from Paris, where her latest film Tamara Drewe has opened after being a hit at the Cannes Film Festival.

Gemma said of her time in the French capital: "There are pictures of me everywhere in those f*****g hot pants.

"It's weird and still baffling, but I see it as not me. It's the character. That's how I get my head around it."


From Belfast Telegraph