“I want to enjoy the work I do. I’m looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don’t just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. … I’ve nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don’t want that in my life. “
—Actress Gemma Arterton, 24, on being disrespected on film sets. Hmm, which films could this Bond girl be talking about? “Quantum of Solace”? “Prince of Persia”? Or maybe it was “Tess of the d’Ubervilles”!
After the jump, more from Gemma on the roles for women in Hollywood.
“I feel so lucky. I always thought I’d be in period dramas playing downtrodden girls in love. I read so many scripts and they’re all the same. Either the character is just someone to be in the background or they’re there to help the man, to be the love interest, like I’ve done in ‘Prince Of Persia’ or ‘Clash Of The Titans.’ What I want to do is find characters who are the focus, like Nicola Six; sexy and real women, not perfect, not pin-ups.”