Gemma Arterton Interview – Their Finest – “I like being in a state of tension or danger in a role”



It would be hard to imagine a more refreshing and exuberant personality than Gemma Arterton.  She speaks openly and enthusiastically without the multiple layers of posturing and filtering that is the normal defensive posture of most actors in the limelight.


Q: You’ve said that you’re personally drawn to darker kinds of stories?

ARTERTON: (Laughs) That’s right. I do prefer films that are darker and disturbing and there is this artistic tendency to want to make those darker and troubling kinds of films. And often I’m playing women who are up against it and dealing with difficult situations…

Gemma Arterton

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