Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton regrets not being choosier about her early movies.

The 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' actress admitted she wishes she had taken a stance and turned down projects that didn't appeal to her, rather than just being grateful to be offered work.

Refusing to specify which films she regretted, she admitted: "Sometimes I've not put my foot down.

"'I've been like, 'Oh, thank you so much for the work! I'd better do it.' Rather than, 'No, I don't want to do that.' "

The 30-year-old actress admits her own taste in movies is "quite subversive" and her agents have finally started to understand that she'd prefer to appear in smaller, but high quality, projects, such as her upcoming films 'The Finest' and 'The Girl With All The Gifts'.

In two weeks time, Gemma will begin work on 'Escape', in which she plays a woman who abandons her husband, who will be played by Dominic Cooper, and children as she goes through a crisis.

The film will be shot in her home town of Gravesend, Kent, South East England, and the actress is also producing for the first time.

Gemma was attracted to the project because of its unique subject matter.

She noted to the Daily Mail newspaper: "No one makes films about women who want to run away."

The 'Quantum of Solace' actress has previously hit out at blockbuster movies for curbing her creativity.

She said: "Theatre was always satisfying and I felt so free and confident and equal.

"With the blockbuster films, I felt like my intelligence was thwarted, and I couldn't express myself properly. I was not doing the right things for me. It's taken a few years for me to turn things around and now I've got five films coming out this year that I'm really proud of."


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