Gemma Arterton admits she hates fame
Friday 27 August 2010
We do like it when an A list celeb relates to us mere mortals! So when the gorgeous Gemma Arterton revealed that she enjoyed her role in upcoming film Tamara Drewe so much because she was imperfect and flawed, we couldn’t help but flash a little smile.
Gemma’s character Tamara Drewe is a beautiful, highflying City worker who goes back to her hometown in Dorset to be met with open mouths after she left as a not so attractive youngster.
Speaking at the press conference for the movie, Gemma said, “I loved playing her because she’s not really the heroine…she’s very flawed and that’s what makes her interesting. She becomes successful but it doesn’t actually make her happy and that is a very current problem.”
The newly wed showed off her glistening wedding ring as she admitted that celebrity culture isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be.
“(In the film) there are these young girls who are obsessed with her (Tamara), but she is the most lost and that’s what celebrity culture is like. People come across as perfect, like they have the most fantastic lives, but they don’t really”
“She’s a very modern woman and it was very refreshing to play. It’s a very honest portrayal. Often roles are too thought out and too perfect and this one was imperfect and I like that.”
Gemma also confessed that she isn’t a big fan of the fame that comes with acting, admitting that she hides in the toilet when people recognise her, “I went home two weeks ago for a visit…people recognise you more when you’re from there. They idolise you and put you on a pedestal, unlike Tamara I just go and hide in the toilet.”
See Tamara Drewe in cinemas from the 10th September.
By Kelby McNally
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