Gemma Arterton Quotes
I grew up on Bond, and it is part of my culture, especially in Britain. Just to be known as a Bond girl is an incredible thing for me, because some of my favorite actresses have been Bond girls, like Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman, and they have continued to work and be brilliant. I am honored and flattered to be called that, even though I don’t really think my character is Bond-girly, but I’m still going to be labeled as a Bond girl, which is completely brilliant.
In London I’m out and about all the time. I walk everywhere, so people do recognise me and they’ve probably seen me before so they’re not bothered anymore. But I think that’s a good thing because if you try and remain mysterious people are surprised when they see you. With me, I think they’re just bored of seeing me – but that suits me just fine because I like to live as much of a normal life as I can. That’s why I love living in London. People are very respectful of your privacy. If they see you having a coffee in a coffee shop, they’re not going to interrupt you.