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Gemma Arterton: Sex scenes aren't sexy!

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Gemma Arterton: Sex scenes aren't sexy!

Gemma Arterton asked Idris Elba to pass her a cardigan once they'd finished shooting their sex scene.

The 29-year-old actress dislikes getting intimate on camera as it's always so uncomfortable. Occasionally she has to though, such as when she was filming A Hundred Streets alongside Idris.

"It's the most unsexy thing ever! I had to do a sex scene with Idris Elba last year in A Hundred Streets and it's so awkward," she laughed to Stylist magazine. "They shout 'cut' and you're on top of each other and you're like, 'Oh, hello. Erm. Would you like me to get you that little sock thing you had on before?' 'Could you pass me a cardigan?'"

The movie is due out later this year and it follows four people's stories played out on the streets of London, UK.

Gemma has made a conscious decision to be careful about the roles she takes on of late, something she's spoken about before. She wishes she hadn't taken some of her past parts, previously saying she wasn't that happy about getting a role in 2008 Bond film Quantum Of Solace role because the work wasn't interesting.

That said, there's only one work decision she has deep misgivings about.

"I've done many films I'm not happy with but there's only one I really regret doing," she said. "I was very young, and the director exploited me in a sex scene. It was totally inappropriate - and I remember my boyfriend at the time saying the same thing. It was put into the middle of a comedy which totally didn't warrant it and I was too young to stand up for myself."

Gemma is now championing the way a microscope has been put on Hollywood. More and more actresses are bemoaning the lack of solid roles for women in film and refusing to answer sexiest questions. It's something the star feels strongly about, explaining she's somewhere between simply batting away stupid questions and being aggressively annoyed by them.

"Someone recently asked me on the red carpet what size I was and I walked away. And then someone interviewed me about a film I was shooting and said, 'You're not wearing any make-up in this film, how does that feel?' I said, 'Oh my God, do you ask Tom Hardy that? No? Silly question wasn't it?' But it's hard," she said.

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