Gemma Arteton banned cow tipping during Tamara Drewe filming

Posted on 7 September 2010
By Amber Tan
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Bond girl Gemma Arteton is one step ahead of the pack in the fashion stakes and ruled the roost when she banned the crew from late-night cow tipping while filming Tamara Drewe.

The statuesque stunner looked glorious in a nude strapless Gucci gown and Bulgari heels, with natural makeup and a simple ponytail, a departure from her usual vampy look, at last night’s London premiere.

Britflick Tamara Drewe, directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen) is based on Posy Simmonds’ cartoon strip and was one of the last films to receive UK Film Council funding.

Gemma grew fond of the Belted Galloway cows in her new role as ugly duckling turned vixen, shot in rural Dorset.

The brunette beauty donned micro denim hotpants as our heroine who returns to her sleepy hometown to shake things up.

Gemma said she got upset when the crew wanted to go cow tipping and told them off, warning them against pushing over the cattle while they stood asleep in the field.

She said: “I would never dream of hurting the cows, they’re my favourite farmyard animal.

“I grew quite fond of them when I was filming Tamara Drewe.

“I wouldn’t dream of hurting them. The crew were egging each other on to go late-night cow tipping.

“But I didn’t get involved and told them off – it’s really cruel.

“I wouldn’t let anyone hurt them.”

Tamara Drewe co-stars Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam and Luke Evans also stepped out on to the red carpet for the movie premiere at Leicester Square.

A radiant, wide-eyed Lily Allen overcame her fear of heels to show off her designer bump and pose for the paparazzi to her track The Fear, featured in the movie.

Lily blew off the Elle magazine fashion party to support her mum Alison Owen, who produced the British film.

TAMARA DREWE is released in cinemas nationwide by Momentum Pictures on Friday 10th September.