British actress and Bond girl Gemma Arterton hits the cover of the forthcoming edition of GQ Magazine.
In the April issue of the magazine, which goes on sale this week, the Quantum of Solace star discusses the issue of whether or not she was ‘hot enough’ to star in a James Bond film. The Daily Mail lets readers decide for themselves by posting a stripped-down shot of Arterton from the magazine on their website—click here to view.
She states: ‘In comparison to many actresses I think I’m really average. When I got the Bond film there was this big hoo-ha about me not being hot enough. I have to say, I agree. I don’t think I’m in that realm.’
There are some really beautiful actresses, like [fellow Bond girl] Olga Kurylenko, who find it difficult. It’s frustrating for her but she’s so beautiful that it’s like someone having a massive nose: you are going to take that into consideration when you’re casting her. Whereas I can change my look.’
Following her success in 2007’s St. Trinian’s, 2008 saw Arteton star in Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla and appear alongside Daniel Craig for his second 007 outing. She will next be seen in the big Hollywood productions Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, both due out this year.
‘I hope people don’t see me just as a Bond girl,’ Arterton admits. ‘I hope they’ll soon see my [other] work and think differently.’
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