Looks aren’t important: Gemma Arterton
Actor Gemma Arterton (left) says she doesn’t place any importance on the way she looks.
The 30-year-old British actor 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 the best actress category. Comparing the stage to the screen, the 30-year-old says the importance placed on looks varies enormously in the two mediums.
“Look, I’ve 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,” Gemma said.
She further added, “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?”