In the last few months, Gemma Arterton has been everywhere, and ComingSoon.net has been fortunate enough to be in her delightful presence to talk about her big budget studio flicks, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and Clash of the Titans.
Even so, the movie we’ve been dying to talk to her about is J. Blakeson’s The Disappearance of Alice Creed, a British indie thriller in which she plays the title role, a socialite kidnapped by two ex-convicts when spends the next 24 hours completely screwing with their plans. Of course, there’s a lot more to the relationship of these three characters then may be obvious from that premise, but part of what makes Blakeson’s first movie so riveting is the number of shocking twists and the visual style he brings to telling a story that’s essentially just three actors interacting in two rooms.
As much as we love Gemma Arterton as Tamina and Io in her more prominent 2010 movies (and who can forget her as Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace?), it’s her daring emotional performance in Blakeson’s film that has really blown us away, so we were thrilled to have a chance to sit down with her for an exclusive video interview.
Here’s some of the things we talked about:
* How she found the script and what sold her on doing the movie