October 08, 2008
Gemma Arterton - Polydactyly
Gemma Arterton was Polydactyly!
Gemma Arterton is Daniel Craig's squeeze du jour in the upcoming Bond flick, The Quantum of Solace. She plays Agent Fields, an MI6 agent who is expected to rein in Bond.
However, Gemma is not the woman she once was. When she was born she had twelve fingers, a genetic anomaly called polydactyly:
'My Dad had them, and my Grandad. I feel like we're one step ahead - a sign of things to come,' she told Esquire.
'We could do more stuff if we had extra fingers - faster texting, faster emailing, better guitar-playing.'
Speaking about the movie, Gemma Arterton wanted her character to be a little different from the normal Bond girl:
"There is a formula to Bond women. They're his women. You just have to make them your own in any way you can.
"To the normal guy, they're unobtainable but I didn't want that. I wanted my character to be a girl from down the road who does this job - we don't know exactly what she does but she goes to work every day - and comes back and she goes down the pub at the weekend and has a drink."
Working with Daniel Craig was a bit of a thrill for the inexperienced actress:
"Kissing Daniel was great - I can’t pretend it wasn’t. It was my first day on set and I’d only met him once before - and then suddenly we were expected to kiss. But I just couldn’t get that image of him walking out of the sea in Casino Royale out of my head. He was very cool and I was a giggling mess. I mumbled something like, 'I just kissed you!' and he just coolly said, 'Yes, you did. And now we have to do it again.' Fortunately, he’s an incredible kisser."
It looks like Gemma managed to get over her crush. While working on the upcoming Prince of Persia, she's found someone else to kiss:
The star has this month moved her new Spanish boyfriend Eduardo Munoz into her two-bedroom flat in Crouch End, north London.
The actress met the 19-year-old 6ft 2in action man on the Moroccan set of the £50million blockbuster Prince Of Persia in August, where he was employed to teach her how to ride horses.
They hit it off immediately, despite the language barrier. But she has now had to hire a translator to help them understand each other better.
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