Gemma Arterton not fame hungry
Gemma Arterton doesn’t want to be famous.
The British actress - who will star in London play ‘The Little Dog Laughed’ next year - has focused her attention on theatre roles because she doesn’t want the celebrity which comes with being a Hollywood star.
She said: “I think it’s such a massive thing in our culture now, where people just aspire to be famous and don’t reach for pure happiness. I’ve been there, a little bit, and I’ve opted to be happy.
“My character in ‘The Little Dog Laughed’ is vulnerable, she wants a baby and she wants to be loved, but she’s also hungry for fame, and for me that’s so ironic because I’ve had a taste of it and decided I don’t want it. I would rather do a play in England, thank you very much.”
The 23-year-old actress - who starred in ‘RocknRolla’, ‘Quantum of Solace’ and ‘The Boat That Rocked’ - admits there are many similarities about the comedy play and her life.
She explained to the Mail Online website: “There were many reasons for doing this play, but none of them was, ‘Oh, I’ve just done these Hollywood movies - and now I can do a play about some aspects of Hollywood and some of the things I’ve seen!’ “