Quote: "Before the film I didn't speak any French, and when I got sent the script I couldn't speak anything. And then I learned French and now I speak French." Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton has become fluent in French thanks to her role in new movie Gemma Bovary.
Fact: Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton is teaming up with British actor Stephen Mangan to host the 2014 Olivier Awards in April (14). The duo will help to hand out prizes at the London ceremony, which celebrates the best of the U.K. theatre world.
Quote: "I'm freaking out because it's the first time I would have done eight shows a week where there's one hour of pure singing each performance. I need to build up stamina and I need to get myself in shape." British actress Gemma Arterton is nervous ahead of rehearsals for the West End adaptation of 2010 movie Made In Dagenham, which opens in October (14).
Fact: British actress Gemma Arterton has been asked to help pick nominees for the 2014 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Rising Star award. The Bond girl was nominated for the award herself in 2011 but lost out to Tom Hardy.
Quote: "We were stuck in the middle of nowhere, so we went to this bar and I ended up competing against all the boys to see who could hold a plank for the longest. I won. I was quite proud about that." British actress Gemma Arterton proved she could lie face-down and motionless in an unusual place (planking) longer than her Runner, Runner co-stars Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake during a break in filming on location in Puerto Rico.
Quote: "My sister once told me I would never work as an actress. She's now trying to be an actress." Gemma Arterton likes to remind her sister of her success.
Quote: "I actually fancied an actor and I'm reluctant to talk about who it is just in case I met him. Now I actually might meet him. I don't have a crush on him any more... Oh, alright then, it's Leonardo DiCaprio. I was 12 years old." Actress Gemma Arterton on her childhood crush.
Quote: "She's so curvy, isn't she... and she's a wonderful girl, warm and funny. I thought, 'Oh, I'd like to watch her for 90 minutes.' THE QUEEN director Stephen Frears on casting actress Gemma Arterton to play the title role in graphic novel film adaptation Tamara Drewe.
Quote: "Megan Fox is such a sex symbol - I don't feel comfortable playing a role like that. I don't want to be about the way I look - my body, my hair, my make-up, all those boring things." Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton has no regrets about losing out on replacing Megan Fox in the upcoming TRANSFORMERS 3. The role went to Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley instead.
Quote: "They just want to be around him. He makes you feel really good. He's very sweet and he doesn't take himself too seriously, which is very refreshing." Gemma Arterton loved working with PRINCE OF PERSIA co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.
Quote: "I'd just done Prince of Persia, where I was in the gym all the time. Then I went, 'blow this,' ate loads, didn't do any exercise and just relaxed. I remember thinking, 'God, why am I not worried about the fact I'm not in shape and I'm just about to get my kit off?' It's because Alice Creed isn't me. If I was walking down the red carpet with no clothes on, I probably would notice a bit. But it's not me, it's a character." British actress Gemma Arterton has no regrets about flaunting a fuller figure in nude scenes for her latest movie, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED.
Quote: "He's a very good kisser. I can't complain!" Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton is full of praise for actor Jake Gyllenhaal's lip-locking skills after sharing a kiss with the movie hunk in upcoming action film PRINCE OF PERSIA.
Quote: "It's a strange place isn't it? I couldn't see myself living there. I'm happy living in England - why would I want to be there? For work, maybe. But I'd be back pretty quickly." British actress Gemma Arterton isn't planning a move to Hollywood.
Fact: Bond girl Gemma Arterton has channelled her movie icon Elizabeth Taylor for a new photoshoot. The actress is seen posing lying on a bed wearing a white slip - reminiscent of Taylor's famous scene in 1958 film CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
Quote: "It's not like it doesn't happen in real life. But, then again, you don't have a cameraman pushing your boob up or moving your leg when you are in the middle of a passionate night." Bond girl Gemma Arterton on the awkward love scenes in new movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Quote: "She is so beautiful. When I met her for the first time I thought she was so stunning. I was pretty embarrassed though - I wasn't wearing any make-up that day." Actress Gemma Arterton insists her QUANTUM OF SOLACE co-star Olga Kurylenko is the better-looking Bond girl between the two of them.
Quote: "I had a nice chat. They're lovely guys, really charismatic. We had a giggle." New Bond girl Gemma Arterton enjoyed her brush with royalty at the world premiere of QUANTUM OF SOLACE in London on Wednesday (29Oct08) night - which was attended by PRINCES WILLIAM and HARRY.
Quote: "It's so my grandkids can say their gran was a Bond girl. They'll be like, 'Look at her now, you'd never know'." Gemma Arterton on why she accepted a role in forthcoming 007 movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Quote: "Yeah, I have bedded a Bond girl - but it wasn't for real. It was all make believe!" Married actor Mackenzie Crook assures fans his sex scenes with Gemma Arterton in THREE AND OUT were not real.