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I was not hot enough to be a Bond girl: Gemma Arterton

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Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 10:32 [IST]

London (ANI): English actress Gemma Arterton has revealed that she does not think she was hot enough to be a Bond girl. Arterton, 24, who acted in Quantum Of Solace, told GQ magazine that she thought herself to be an “average" girl.

“In comparison to many actresses I think I"m really average - when I got the Bond film there was this big hoo-ha about me not being hot enough, I have to say I agree - I don"t think I"m in that realm," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

The actress explained however that she might have had an advantage over the actresses. “I think in a way it might have helped me along - there are some really beautiful actresses like (Bond co-star) Olga Kurylenko who find it difficult," she said.

“It"s frustrating for her but she"s so beautiful that it"s like someone having a massive nose: you are going to take that into consideration when you"re casting her. Whereas I can change my look: I can look plain or I can be all dolled up," she added.

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