Gemma Arterton On Kissing Jake & Her Style IconsMay 18, 2010 @ 1:58 pm
Much ado has been made about Jake Gyllenhaal and his perfect pecs in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, but we couldn’t take our eyes off his leading lady, Gemma Arterton. “I took an intensive horseback riding course and I had to learn how to fight,” the British actress said, when asked how she got fit for the action-adventure flick. “My everyday workout includes the trampoline and the power plate.” Arterton’s regimen was essential when it came time to don her character’s midriff-bearing ensembles, but it’s still paying off as she rocks the red carpet on Prince of Persia‘s global press tour. “For me, it’s about being European, wearing things that make me feel good and always being a bit cheeky,” said the 24-year-old, who glittered in Valentino (right) at the London premiere and channeled her inner goddess in Elie Saab (left) last night in Hollywood. “My style icons are Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Birkin and Catherine Deneuve.” Once we’d discovered that Arteron is inspired by ’60s chic, we only had one more question; Is Jake a good kisser? “Yeah, he’s alright,” she laughed.