In the movie, Arterton is the daughter of a rich businessman and is abducted and held to gain ransom. "Because it was lying in a bed, I'd normally go 'yeah!' then I'd just fall asleep or something. But then we had two prop guys who were very good with handcuffs and things like that, so they'd let me free, they'd go, "do you want to go?" and I'd go, 'yeah' or not or fall asleep as the case may be," Arterton said. Arterton spent a lot of time being tied and wound up in the movie.
"It actually isn't that much of. Oh actually it is in the majority of the film, I'm trying to defend it. You get used to it after a while. I was in really good hands. Everyone was so respectful and careful and any time I felt like it was too much I'd just end it. But at the end of the day I signed up to do the job so I didn't complain. I had a really good time of it, considering," she added.