Los Angeles: Actress Gemma Arterton worked out with her trainer with the help of Skype while shooting for a film. She had to exercise six days a week when she was in Ireland for "Byzantium".

"It's the new thing, we've decided, because I was filming in Ireland. I hate working out in gyms, and I don't like the way they make your body look," a magazine quoted Arterton as saying.

While Gemma was keen to get in shape for the movie -- in which she plays Clara, a vampire prostitute and mother who is protective of her daughter, played by Saoirse Ronan -- she insists too many "intelligent actresses" are slimming down in excess.

"I saw an actress I know and she's lost so much weight. She's gone from a size 12 to a size four within two months," she said.

"There are so many good, intelligent actresses doing this, and I just think, 'Why does that go hand in hand with the acting profession?' It shouldn't. It lets the side down. It lets down team woman."


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