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Friends Struggle to Recognize Gemma Arterton in Her 'Tamara Drewe' Costume

August 2, 2010 (7:29 am) GMT
Wearing a huge hunk and a massive nose disguise, the Bond girl successfully fooled her pals as they couldn't believe she is the one behind character Drewe.
Friends Struggle to Recognize Gemma Arterton in Her 'Tamara Drewe' Costume

British actress had her closest friends fooled by her facial disguise in new movie "" after donning a "massive" prosthetic nose to portray the title character. Arterton stars as Drewe, a young newspaper journalist torn between two lovers, in the dark comedy, which is based on the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds.

But the star admits her pals struggled to recognize her in costume and couldn't believe it was the former Bond girl under the disguise. She tells WENN, "I'm very excited about 'Tamara Drewe' and I play her. Stephen Frears directed that. It's a black comedy."

"She is a journalist who grew up in this little village in England and she was a really ugly duckling; she had this huge hunk, a massive nose. I'm wearing a prosthetic nose and it's fantastic. It's quite a shock when you see it. My friends saw it and they said, 'Is that you?!' I have the picture of me with the nose in my bathroom and people always say, 'Is that you in there?' "

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