Actress Gemma Arterton looking for meaty roles

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 09:53 AM IST

London: British actress Gemma Arterton is keen on doing varied roles as she thinks she may be getting typecast.

The `Tamara Drewe` actress is now looking forward to putting her roles as a love interest in `Clash of the Titans` and "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" behind her to focus on stronger female characters, reports a news website.

"I feel so lucky. I always thought I would be in period dramas playing downtrodden girls in love. I read so many scripts and they`re all the same - either the character is just someone to be in the background or they`re there to help the man, to be the love interest," said Arterton.

"What I want to do is find characters who are the focus. Sexy and real women, not perfect. Not pin-ups," she added.

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