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    My family are very down-to-earth people. We are not showbizzy at all.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: people 
     
    I probably should get a bit more star-struck but I never do.
    — Gemma Arterton
    I always thought I was going to end up an old spinster, with my cats and fur coats.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: thoughts  cat 
     
    I don't know why it's still a taboo to be a feminist.
    — Gemma Arterton
    My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that.
    — Gemma Arterton
    My preference will always be theatre because it's where my heart lies and it's what I started with and eventually I want to direct it. It's where my real interest is. But I just love trying out new stuff. Acting for me isn't just for me about being in front of a camera ... it's so much more than that. It's always about telling a story and there are so many ways of doing that, so I'll always want to try something else.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: heart  lies  real  stories 
     
    I was born with six fingers on each hand.
    — Gemma Arterton
    I was born with lots of deformities.
    — Gemma Arterton
    Never in my short career, I've never had that experience where I wasn't sure if I was acting or if it was real.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: experience  career  real 
     
    I'm always surprised at what I actually end up doing movies because I don't have a strategy or a game plan, especially now that I'm making my own choices where to act. I love strange things; my favorite movies are weird, eclectic, and intriguing.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: choice  strategy  movie  games 
     
    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 Arterton
    tags: work  film 
     
    Especially with girls, people always want to put them in little brackets.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: people  girls 
     
    Music is my biggest passion aside from anything else.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: music  passion 
     
    I have this attitude to life that is not to take anything too seriously and not worry about anything, and when I met him I wasn't too nervous and I was being myself.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: attitude  worries 
     
    I love strange things; my favorite movies are weird, eclectic, and intriguing.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: movie 
     
    It's interesting for me to always make myself look very different.
    — Gemma Arterton
    I was in lots of dodgy bands growing up and I always fancied myself in a band. But, you know, I was rubbish at writing music. So maybe one day I'll play a rock star, or punk rocker.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: star  music  writing 
     
    It's a surreal thing because you are there and made up and dressed up as if you're making the film. You do the scene, which is going to be in the film, and I met him [Daniel Craig] and I'm working with the director, and so it is different to just a normal audition.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: film 
     
    I actually had a cockney accent before I went to drama school. It's softened up a bit.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: drama  school 
     
    I was quite naughty at school.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: school 
     
    I've never understood people that sleep around. I think there's something very lacking in your life when you do, not to be judgmental.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: people  sleep 
     
    I'm quite a physical person and I gesticulate a lot, which can be a problem when you're in Hollywood and they do everything in a minimalist way...
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: people  problem 
     
    When I go home, everyone's very proud. I get recognized the most when I go back to my hometown, but it's in a really sweet way. They're just very proud and supportive.
    — Gemma Arterton
    I don't want to be about the way I look - my body, my hair, my makeup, all those boring things.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: body 
     
    I am terrible at video games and I am really competitive. And if I am not the best at something, I go absolutely crazy!
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: games 
     
    Sometimes, I feel that if you're a strong, independent woman it scares people away, but actually it does the opposite.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: people  women  strong 
     
    The films that I go to see at the cinema are not Hollywood blockbusters particularly. I've not got anything against them... I'm in them! But I don't go and spend my money on them.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: film  money 
     
    I think when you write an enigmatic character into a film, you have to have real confidence that the audience are going to go with it.
    — Gemma Arterton
    It was great and I had fun that day even though I was so sort of pleased when it was over to get through it. I didn't realize at the time that usually they screen test a number of actresses for the part, but they only tested me. So I think they knew then they wanted me to do it, and I wish they told me because I wouldn't have been so nervous. That was quite funny.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: time  funny  wishes  fun 
     
    I was approached by Avon which took me by surprise, cause I thought "why me?" I thought it would be Olga, but they wanted me to be the face of their fragrance and since filming Bond I have recorded an ad that looks great and obviously the stills. It's brilliant because I never thought I would get to do anything like that and it is a lovely opportunity.
    — Gemma Arterton
    My mom used to sell Avon when my mom was a kid for about three years, and so it was like the first make up I saw. And when I first found out about makeup it was Avon makeup and I remember putting my mom's red lipstick on my cheeks and thinking that is where it went, and that was Avon. So it's weird how your life turns out and how things come round, and it is brilliant.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: thinking  kids  sell  year 
     
    I've worked on jobs where there are almost 200 people on set... you always make an effort to have a relationship but you can't really when there's 200.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: people  job  relationship 
     
    I'm kind of a chatty person and the props guys would have to handcuff me and tie me up and sometimes I'd just be chatting and they'd just pop it back in... like: "OK now, shut up!"
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: people 
     
    There was one day where I had to be hysterical all day, then of course it's going to affect you. You're going to go home and feel drained, or feel like you need to let off steam.
    — Gemma Arterton
    I don't go out and go to parties and do all of that.
    — Gemma Arterton
    I'm always listening to music; I can't live without it.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: live  listening 
     
    As my passion is theatre when I do a film I'm taking time out from my theatre career. So, I'm desperate to get back into the theatre. So, I have to make sure that I put my foot down, especially with the agents and stuff, and say: "Hey no, I'm doing some theatre!" It is hard but it matters so much to me that it's just something that's going to be necessary and people will have to deal with it.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: time  people  career  film  passion 
     
    I've never been to the opera; I've only seen opera on DVD.
    — Gemma Arterton
    My family was never cultural in that we never went to see plays, my mum wasn't very into films.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: film 
     
    I've done about four deaths in films now, and I think it's quite good because then it's sort of a memorable moment in the film.
    — Gemma Arterton
    tags: death  moment  film 
     
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    gemma arterton
    Birth    : January 12, 1986
    Occupation  : Actress