"I said, Hello! I'm playing a Bond girl who works for the British consulate!'' I was so annoyed I nearly walked out... I went through this whole thing of, ''I''m common compared to all these Oxford graduates. I don''t know anything,''" the Daily Star quoted her as telling GQ magazine.
The actress" accent almost cost her a role in upcoming blockbuster 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" - after director Mike Newell ordered her to lose her twang and speak "posh". And now, the 24-year-old beauty is working with a voice coach after moviemaker Stephen Frears advised her to seek professional help during a recent audition.
"I went into this meeting and he went, Oh dear, oh dear. Why do you speak like that? And I went, ''It's where I'm from. He said, Well, you are going to have to sort that out," added Arterton.