Skype helped Gemma Arterton stay in shape

Los Angeles: Actress Gemma Arterton worked out with her trainer with the help of Skype while shooting for a film.

She had to workout six days a week when she was in Ireland for `Byzantium`.

"It`s the new thing, we`ve decided, because I was filming in Ireland. I hate working out in gyms, and I don`t like the way they make your body look," Marie Claire magazine quoted Arterton as saying.

While Gemma was keen to get in shape for the movie -- in which she plays Clara, a vampire prostitute and mother who is protective of her daughter, played by Saoirse Ronan -- she insists too many "intelligent actresses" are slimming down in excess.

"I saw an actress I know and she`s lost so much weight. She`s gone from a size 12 to a size four within two months," she said.

"There are so many good, intelligent actresses doing this, and I just think, `Why does that go hand in hand with the acting profession?` It shouldn`t. It lets the side down. It lets down team woman."