Gemma Arterton blasts blockbuster movies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 February 2016
Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton

British actress Gemma Arterton has claimed blockbuster movies thwart her intelligence

Gemma Arterton feels like blockbuster movies thwart her intelligence.

The 30-year-old actress has starred in a number of big-budget films, such as the 2008 Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace', but has claimed they often blunted her creativity.

Gemma explained: "Theatre was always satisfying and I felt so free and confident and equal.

"With the blockbuster films, I felt like my intelligence was thwarted, and I couldn't express myself properly. I was not doing the right things for me. It's taken a few years for me to turn things around and now I've got five films coming out this year that I'm really proud of."

Gemma admits she feels more content with the films and theatre productions she's appeared in more recently.

She told the Sunday Times newspaper: "Before, I was saying yes for the wrong reasons.

"I'm much happier now and really love the work."

In 2015, Gemma achieved a career first for herself: she starred in 'Orpheline', which was her first film entirely in French.

She reflected: "My character has this weird ... kind of craziness at times and to play that while speaking another language was hard. I'm nervous about seeing it."

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