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I’ve never heard of anyone being hired for their looks: Gemma Arterton

Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton says she doesn’t place any importance on the way she looks.

hollywood Updated: Oct 20, 2016 13:54 IST
James Bond and Agent Fields infiltrate Greene's fundraising party in Bolivia in a still from Quantum of Solace.
James Bond and Agent Fields infiltrate Greene's fundraising party in Bolivia in a still from Quantum of Solace.(EON Productions)

Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton says she doesn’t place any importance on the way she looks.

The 30-year-old British star has had a varied career; treading the boards on stage as well as starring in both Hollywood and indie films.

Earlier this year, Gemma won praise after playing the lead role in play Nell Gwynn, and was nominated for a prestigious Laurence Olivier Award for best actress.

After Quantum of Solace, Arterton went on to star in several indie films and the blockbuster Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

Comparing the stage to the screen, Arterton says the importance placed on looks varies enormously in the two mediums, reported Contactmusic.

“Look, I trained for six years, I started out in the theatre where, if you’re good for the role, you get the part. I don’t think I ever heard of anyone being hired because of their looks, which is very different from the movie industry,” she said.

“Some producers and directors care, some don’t. And I now choose to work with those who don’t. Frankly, I don’t care how I look. I don’t want my face or body considered in that way. I’m not a model, that’s not my job, so why would it ever be a consideration?”

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