Gemma Arterton used roles in blockbusters to control her future

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton star in this action adventure film from Disney. Set in the mystical lands of Persia, an adopted prince named Dastan (Gyllenhaal) is framed for his father’s murder and goes on the lam, taking only a princess (Arterton) and an ancient dagger with him. Eventually he realizes that the dagger has special powers in that it's able to reverse the flow of time. Together the prince and princess must work to clear Dastan's name and reveal the true identity of his father's murderer.
September 12th, 2011

Gemma Arteton agreed to star in blockbusters to gain control of her career.

The 25-year-old actress was able to raise her profile by appearing in movies like 'Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time' and 'Clash of the Titans' and now she can pick different types of roles.

She told InStyle magazine: "I've had to do big commercial movies to get to the point where I now have control. The films I'm doing next year are totally what I want to do, but I wouldn't be able to do them if I hadn't done the other things. You have to take that with a pinch of salt."

Gemma is currently shooting 3-D action horror movie 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' - in which she stars with Jeremy Renner and Famke Janssen - and she is very excited about the project.

She said: "It's gonna be cool sort of Quentin Tarantino meets Guillermo del Toro; it has a 'Pan's Labrynth' kind of feel."