Gemma Arterton is popping up everywhere.
Showing up on our radar as a “Bond” Girl in Quantum of Solace and then as the immortal love interest for Perseus in Clash of the Titans, The lovely British actress Arterton (26) was getting attention, yes, but 2013 may just be her year to swoop into the hearts of millions as the ‘It Girl’. She makes up half of the witch killing duo in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters opening in January, (the other half being Jeremy Renner, who is also on the fast track to superstardom with this year’s Bourne film), and plays the sentimental choir master in the heartwarming yarn Song for Marion with Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. Not to mention starring opposite Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake later in 2013 in Runner, Runner.
Arterton has a very candid way with words in interviews. Back in 2008 when she beat out 1500 women vying to be a Bond girl (her character was Strawberry Fields), which was her big break into mainstream films, Arterton describes what she thought of being selected:
”I’ve read interviews with previous Bond girls and they’re always trying to justify why they did it. It’s an institution for God’s sake! When I’m an old woman my grandkids can say, ‘Nanny was a Bond girl.’ How brilliant is that? Of course, they’ll be like, ‘Look at her now. You’d never know…’”
At 26 she seems to have her act together, both professionally and privately, which she tries emphatically to keep under wraps. Marrying her husband in Spain was to be a private affair. When asked about her super secret wedding to Italian Sales Manager Stefano Catelli, and the photos being leaked by paparazzi all over the British Press, Arterton told The Telegraph:
“I took utmost measures to ensure that it wouldn’t happen, but I knew it probably would..
..and they were nice pictures, it wasn’t like they caught us at the end of the night, really drunk.”
Arterton has described her husband as the one. She knew he was the one immediately, writing in her journal the night after they met that she had met the man she was going to marry. “I gave that diary entry to him for his birthday two weeks later. But it didn’t freak him out, because he was thinking the same thing.
One of Arterton’s career highlights thus far, also described in an interview with The Telegraph, was her LEGO likeness:
“I had a Lego figure made of my character in Prince of Persia,” she says. “That was one of my career highlights. It had my hair, and a plait going down the back, and a flat chest – but with a drawn-on cleavage.”
Her husband keeps her Lego figurine on his keyring.
There are beautiful hollywood actors, with talent, looks the whole bit, but few have the presence to capture an audience. Arterton is the one to watch out for in 2013.
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