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Bexleyheath teen interviews Gravesend-born actress Gemma Arterton

PUBLISHED: 13:38 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:43 31 May 2013

Caroline Elms (left) interviews film star Gemma Arterton

Caroline Elms (left) interviews film star Gemma Arterton

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Bexleyheath teenager Caroline Elms was given the opportunity to interview film star Gemma Arterton about her latest film.

The Townley Grammar School student won the right thanks to education charity FILMCLUB, which sets up film clubs for youngsters across the country.

Caroline interviewed the actress for her latest film, vampire flick Byzantium.

She said: “She gave really interesting answers and it actually felt more like a conversation. Once I was in there I felt a lot more relaxed than I have done in the past, which is good!

“I really enjoyed interviewing Gemma because she’s doing some really cool stuff.”

The 17-year-old chatted with the Gravesend-born Arterton about their shared Kent roots as she is familiar with Townley Grammar.

The film star also gave advice on breaking into the industry: “Just be passionate about it. You get pulled in every which way and there is so much out there and you have to know what you want to say.

“You have to know what the message is that you want to put out there.”

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