Quotes by: Gemma Arterton
Arterton at the premiere of Gemma Bovery, September 2014
||Gemma Christina Arterton
2 February 1986
Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom
||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
||Stefano Catelli (m. 2010; div. 2015)
||Hannah Arterton (sister)
I wouldn't change a thing in my own life, but I'd like to go back in time anyway though, just to some sort of eras that I wish I'd lived in - like the '60s. I'd love to have been in London in the '60s, partying away.
My mother, she had a very good attitude toward money. I'm very grateful for the fact that we had to learn to save. I used to get like 50 pence a week, and I'd save it for like five months. And then I'd spend it on Christmas presents. I'd save up like eight pounds. It's nothing, but we did that.
I love strange things; my favorite movies are weird, eclectic, and intriguing.
I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do.
I don't want to be about the way I look - my body, my hair, my makeup, all those boring things.
I always thought I was going to end up an old spinster, with my cats and fur coats.
It's such a male-dominated industry. You can be a feminist, it's just difficult because it sometimes comes back at you.
I am terrible at video games and I am really competitive. And if I am not the best at something, I go absolutely crazy!
I'm always surprised at what I actually end up doing because I don't have a strategy or a game plan, especially now that I'm making my own choices.
The industry is quite chauvinistic generally. Expectations of women, girls, what they should look like, how they should be, what they should say, what they should wear, how their hair should be, what colour their skin should be.
I actually had a cockney accent before I went to drama school. It's softened up a bit.