The 24-year-old said she had read so many scripts, in which women languished in the shadows or were simply there to help the male lead.
The actress, who starred in this year's blockbusters Clash Of The Titans and Prince Of Persia, criticised the 't**ts out there (in the film world) who don't deserve to be in the positions they're in and treat people like s**t'.
''I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do,'' the Telegraph quoted her as telling GQ magazine. She said that she is established as an actress and wants to work with people who respect her.
''I'm looking forward to work with people I get on with; who respect me, don't just see me as a piece of ass, which I have experienced as well,'' she said.
London, (ANI): Actress Gemma Arterton has slammed the film industry for putting women in the 'background'. The former Bond girl said that she had almost been tempted to walk off film sets in the past because of mistreatment.