Ladies Who Need More Love: Clara Webb (Byzantium)

Written by: L.S. Williams

It’s only towards the end of the movie that Clara’s motives start to be revealed to the audience, and because of this, she appears primarily as an antagonist. Somebody who manipulates and exploits, who treats her daughter badly, and who kills indiscriminately. However, as more of Clara’s story is revealed, it becomes clear that she is more than Eleanor believes her to be. She is a smart, strong, and even compassionate woman fighting against a sexist vampire ‘Order’ for the right of her and her daughter to not just to forge their own path, but also to simply exist.

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"I absolutely didn’t want to have the severed head on greenscreen, because the actors are working with nothing, they’re not doing things together. It’s boring for me, boring for the cinematographer, boring for everyone. You have to have a very good actress to understand that she’s a severed head. And it happened that Gemma [Arterton] is a great actress. She’s very beautiful and she has a sense of humour, but she’s really professional. At one point she was on the table next to the double of the head and I came in and I didn’t know which one was her."

Marjane Satrapi on Gemma in ‘The Voices’
My story can never be told. I write it over and over, wherever we find shelter. I write of what I cannot speak: the truth. I write all I know of it, then I throw that pages to the wind. Maybe the birds can read it.

Gemma Arterton at the Laurence Olivier Awards 04.13.14


Gemma Arterton attends the 2014 Olivier Awards


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Why does the asshole always get the girl?

I’m never merciful, and knowledge is a fatal thing


Gemma Arterton attends a special screening of ‘Gucci and Vanity Fair: The Director' at The Curzon Mayfair in London on April 8, 2014