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Gemma Arterton wouldn’t take James Bond Quantum Of Solace role in 2020

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Gemma Arterton played Strawberry Fields in the 2008 James Bond film Quantam of Solace (Picture: Mgm/Columbia/Eon/Kobal/REX)

Gemma Arterton has said she wouldn’t play the role of Strawberry Fields in James Bond film Quantum of Solace now.

With a character name like that, we don’t blame her.

The actress told The Telegraph she had ‘no idea how long the film would follow me around’, adding: ‘You know, I haven’t seen it for about 15 years, so I can’t really remember what’s in it or what I did, but I know I wouldn’t choose a role like that now.’

Gemma – whose other films include The Disappearance of Alice Creed and Tama Drew – also said that although she was ‘enormously grateful’ for the role of Fields, and although ‘she was funny and she was sweet, […] she didn’t really have anything to do – or a backstory.’

She’s not wrong.

Gemma appeared in QOS alongside Daniel Craig, who has appeared in four more Bond films: 2006’s Casino Royale, 2012’s Skyfall, 2015’s Spectre and the upcoming No Time to Die.

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Gemma is known for films like The Disappearance of Alice Creed and Tamara Drewe (Picture: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Gemma as her Strawberry Fields character in Quantam of Solace, which was released in 2008 (Picture: Karen Ballard/Mgm/Columbia/Eon/Kobal/REX)

(Yes, we have several Bond themes running through our heads right now too.)

In 2018, Gemma imagined a different Bond storyline for Fields in the book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink… and Other Lies.

‘I’ve written this short story which I could get in so much trouble for,’ she wrote, before imagining that Fields rejects the advances of JB.

She went on: ‘“No thank you,” I say. Maybe he is attractive, but he’s at least 20 years older than me, we’ve only just met, he’s a colleague…

‘Plus this man has a reputation. Don’t women who go up to his hotel room and sleep with him usually die in some horrific yet iconic way? No, no. Not me.’

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