Gemma Arterton wouldn't diet for a role
British actress Gemma Arterton says she would "run a mile" if she was asked to lose weight for a film role
Gemma Arterton would "run a mile" if she was told to diet for a film role.
The 30-year-old British actress is lauded for her curvaceous figure, and it was her womanly curves that earned her a role as Bond girl in 2008's 'Quantum of Solace', which was Daniel Craig's second outing as 007.
Arterton accepts that in Hollywood most actresses look a certain way but if a director or producer ever instructed her to slim down for a part she would snub the project instantly.
During an interview with Lorraine Kelly on UK morning TV show 'Lorraine' the host asked her what she would do if she was asked to lose weight for a movie, to which she replied: "They wouldn't do it any more, I wouldn't work on those movies. I'd run a mile. But I would do it if it was necessary for a part."
Arterton also revealed she is making the move behind the camera starting with a producer role on an upcoming film she is appearing in.
'The Girl with All the Gifts' star is also ambitious to direct in the future but she needs the "right script".
She said: "I would like to direct one day, I just have to find the right script, that way you are in control a little bit more, have more of a say and can be more creative. I'm just about to start shooting a film that I'm producing. I love it, I'm really enjoying the producing side."
It seems Arterton wants to start working behind the camera to stop the current trend for actors to be cast in parts because of their social media following.
The brunette beauty has bemoaned the fact that some very talented individuals are being overlooked for roles because someone else in the running is popular on Twitter or Instagram.
In an interview with The Observer newspaper, she claimed: "I have a friend who's been told she has to put up more 'outfit of the days' and regular pictures of her food because a lot of the casting for film happens on social media. The money people go, 'Well, they've got 3 million followers and that actor has only got 1,000, so...'
"But I'm determined to do things differently. And that's only because my earlier career informed me."