September 02, 2010 05:51:10 GMT
When filming a kidnapping scene, Eddie Marsan accidentally punched the actress in the face, making her scared that he would do that again.
British actress Gemma Arterton's terror in new film "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" was for real - her co-star Eddie Marsan has accidentally punched her in the face during one violent scene and she was afraid he'd make contact again.
The "Clash of the Titans" star plays a kidnapped millionaire's daughter in the film and spent much of the shoot bound to a bed, her character fearing her captors would kill her. But she didn't need to be told to look terrified in one scene - she was.
Arterton tells Nylon Guys magazine, "Eddie was sitting on top of me, fists flailing... and then Eddie punched me, actually made contact. He bloodied my nose. If I looked terrified after that, it's because I was. It hurt." And the fear lasted through the reshoot, "I was really scared he would hit me again, by accident of course. Eddie is a lovely man. He doesn't like hitting women in real life."