London, Jan 28 : Newcomers Gemma Arterton and Olga Kurylenko had never even thought that they land up with a role in the forthcoming James Bond flick 'Quantum of Solace'
Gemma Arterton, daughter of a Gravesend welder was working in a Covent Garden beauty shop before landing with the role in the film.
"We had a Bond themed night a year ago and I had dress as a Bond girl and sell make-up. And now here I am, a real Bond girl! ," Mirror quoted Arterton, as saying.
On the other hand 28-year-old Olga revealed that she had never seen a Bond film before and could have never imagined playing a role in the film.
I could never imagine being where I am today when I was a little girl," "Even some days I think, 'Is this really my life?'" said Olga.
Olga, brought up by a single mum in a miserable, impoverished Ukrainian remote area is happy that she can now support her mother.
"When I was growing up it was difficult. My mum wasn't making much money and we just managed to survive, she said.
"Out of what little we had, she paid for lessons at music school. We had to sacrifice a lot."
"My mother has the most wonderful faith in me and all I am today is because of her," she said.
"Now I can support her. I buy her presents and help her a lot," she added.
The film 'Quantum Of Solace' is set to be released on November 7.