London (ANI): Hollywood actress Gemma Atkinson has decided to stop doing raunchy modelling shoots to boost her chances of getting movie roles in Hollywood. The hottie has modelled for lingerie brand Ultimo in the past, but now she wishes to expand her career to the film city.
"I am not doing any shoots this year. I finished Hollyoaks, which was amazing, but I don't want to do soap again - I want the next step up," the Sun quoted her as saying.
The stunner from Bury, Greater Manchester, has in fact taken elocution lessons to soften her Northern accent.She said: "You can't just expect to have done a Channel 4 soap and become a movie star, so I have had to start all over again. I made a decision to take a year out from the modelling."
“I wanted to audition and take acting classes - I want to start afresh. I have been coming down to London to meet with my acting coach and to have elocution lessons. Then I went to the States and worked over there. I think the lads' mags might have been a bit disappointed. I will still do my calendar, which is different, as it's my own styling, my own team."