Gemma Arterton’s gym trauma
GEMMA ARTERTON has opened up about being pressured to lose weight on the set of one of her films.
The former Bond girl said her food intake was monitored and she was even filmed in the gym to prove she was doing enough exercise.
‘They literally were like, “We need a personal trainer — stat!” Gemma told The Guilty Feminist podcast.
‘And they flew someone out overnight that gave up their whole life to be with me and be my personal trainer.
‘You know when it’s like, “Is it that f***ing bad that I need an emergency?”… It was so traumatic at the time.’
She added: ‘They’d measure me and they’d call up the personal trainer at, like, nine at night going, “Is she in the gym? And if she isn’t, why isn’t she in the gym?”
‘And then they’d get me in the gym and film me in the gym and they’d have to know that I was there.’
The control freakery on the unnamed film extended to Gemma’s diet too.
She said: ‘There was one day when I went to get some snacks — they have like snacks on set, and I went to get some apricots, some dried apricots — and the man went — this big, fat, obese producer — went: “I hope you’re not going to eat that.”‘
Author: Anna Thomson