London: Gemma Arterton, who has posed for the March issue of Vogue, has said that this is her last “sexy” men’s magazine shoot as she wants to take control of her career.
The 26-year-old actress, who starred in ‘Tamara Drewe’ and ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’, has been approached to star in a film adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Master Builder’ after appearing in a London stage version last year.
It is a long way from the early days of her career, when she made her breakthrough as Bond girl Strawberry Fields in ‘Quantum of Solace’.
Arterton told Vogue magazine that she has mixed feelings about being a sex symbol and will not be posing in her underwear again.
“I did this photoshoot for a men’s magazine a couple of years ago that was quite sexy, I suppose, but I don’t think I’d do anything like that again,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
“When it came out, I felt awkward, like I’d done something dirty. My mum was quite upset when she saw it,” she said.
She said that her early roles “served their purpose” but she is now she is now choosy about film roles and determined to portray strong women on screen.
“When I read the script, I’m like, ‘Hmph! No’.
“I think it happens in most jobs where women aren’t equal. You have to fight through that barrier and when you do, you feel emancipated and you can do your thing,” she said.
Arterton won critical acclaim for her role in independent film ‘The Disappearance of Alice Creed’ and her next role is in ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’, a Hollywood production which she describes as “a cross between Pan’s ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Kill Bill’”.