Gemma Arterton just spent some time Capturing Mary on television. She's about to follow that up by wreaking havoc at St. Trinian's, and from there -- she's spent some time in Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla, before being Lost in Austen as Elizabeth Bennet, and then co-starring in 3 and Out. Now, if the rumors are true, she's about to top all of that off with a stint as the next 007 lady. According to Marie Claire UK, Arterton will star opposite Daniel Craig as the new Bond girl in Bond 22. They say this will be only her second movie, but I guess they didn't check out IMDb. According to the website, an insider at Eon Productions said that she beat 1,500 hopefuls for the part because "She has the modern look."

If this is true, she's a force to be reckoned with. Fresh out of drama school, at the age of 21, she won the role of lead girl in St. Trinian's, even though Sienna Miller's name was thrown around for the part. Topping that with a sexy performance of Love's Labour's Lost on the stage, and she's already an old pro at the sexy ways. So beating out all the other possible Bond girls is a hell of an achievement, if Marie Claire's insider has the story right.

But can she hold her own against Craig and the Bond girls of films' past? Check out the gallery below and weigh in.

[via The Guardian]
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