BITS AND BITES: Gemma Arterton is about to sink her teeth into a juicy role for her next film — or might she be the meal? “It’s a psychological vampire thriller,” she said at the Miu Miu show. “It’s very dark and I play a prostitute.” Filming of “Byzantium,” directed by Neil Jordan, is to start shortly in Dublin and other damp, chilly places in the U.K.
Juno Temple, appearing soon in “The Three Musketeers,” said she’s been busy promoting one of her many other movies, “Dirty Girl,” a feel-good road movie which she plays a “sassy young woman from 1987 Oklahoma.”
French actress Mélanie Thierry said she’s about to play in her first comedy, titled “Comme des Frères” (Like Brothers, in English). “I’m the girl between guys,” she said, describing her character as a typical Parisian “so she wears beautiful clothes.”
It’s back to the books for “True Grit” actress Hailee Steinfeld. “I just started high school,” she squealed, noting she’s being home-schooled by her parents in Los Angeles. Her favorite subject? “I’m kind of loving history at the moment,” she said. Other VIPs lining the front row included singer Florrie Arnold and French actresses Roxane Mesquida, Léa Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen.