Gemma Arterton never planned to become a movie star.
The 31-year-old actress received a government grant to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London in her youth, but Gemma never dreamed of being a star of the silver screen and was instead focused on making it on the stage.
She said: "I never thought I'd work in film. I always thought I'd be just a jobbing actor in the theatre.
"I remember in my third year at RADA, I did a budget - about the only one I've done - calculating how much it would cost to live in London. You are told you might work once a year. That's the life."
Gemma Arterton thinks a female James Bond would be "great".
The 31-year-old actress - who starred alongside Daniel Craig in the 2008 Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace' - has claimed film producer Barbara Broccoli is "one of the biggest feminists in the world" and she can, therefore, envision there being a female 007.
She shared: "Barbara Broccoli is one of the biggest feminists in the world that I know, so I'm sure she would love to do that. Yeah, I mean why not, great."
However, Gemma admitted her own career has moved in a distinctly different direction since she appeared in 'Quantum of Solace'.
He’s never afraid to take a chance on a role, and Ryan Reynolds gets a little nutty in his forthcoming film “The Voices.” The “Van Wilder” hunk is joined by Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton and Jacki Weaver in the flick, slated to hit theaters on February 6th.
Per the synopsis, “Jerry is that chipper guy clocking the nine-to-five at a bathtub factory, with the offbeat charm of anyone who could use a few friends. With the help of his court-appointed psychiatrist, he pursues his office crush.”
With her upcoming film "Runner Runner" slated to hit theaters October 4th, Gemma Arterton scored a feature in the October 2013 issue of InStyle magazine.
While looking absolutely breathtaking in designer duds from Louis Vuitton for the Emma Tempest-shot spread, the "Hansel & Gretel" beauty opened up about fashion and shared her opinions about actors she's worked with including Daniel Craig, Ben Affleck and Jake Gyllenhaal.