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The actress wants to play meaty roles, not the pretty sidekick
Gemma Arterton has revealed that actresses are still often only getting roles as pretty co-stars to men and are treated like nothing more than eye candy.
The 24 year old, currently starring in Stephen Frears's Tamara Drewe, based on Posey Simmonds's cartoon strip, has often had to work with rude film executives who don't see past actresses' physical assets.
She has added that she's often felt like walking off set and that she might still do it one day if the situation arises.
Arterton is currently in talks to play Nicola Six in Michael Winterbottom's film London Fields, adapted from the Martin Amis's eponymous novel.
The Clash Of The Titans star has also admitted that she finds it odd to see herself in the tiny cut off denim shorts she wears on the poster for Tamara Drewe and has to remind herself that it's not her, but just her character.