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Arielle Kebbel Spills On How She Prepared for 'Fifty Shades Freed'

Arielle Kebbel Spills On How She Prepared for 'Fifty Shades Freed'

Arielle Kebbel looks stunning in her spread for Da Man magazine’s February/March issue, available now.

Here’s what the 32-year-old Fifty Shades Freed actress had to share with the mag:

On preparing for her role in Fifty Shades Freed: “At first, I wasn’t sure how to approach the process of stepping into Gia’s shoes — which were, in this case, extremely high heels. It was a challenge because she’s the type of villain that, sadly, women everywhere are all too familiar with and one that we face in our everyday lives. But in Gia’s head, she’s not a villain. So, instead of focusing on ‘Miss Provocative,’ I turned my attention to ‘UnfortunatelyGood-At-Her-Job.’ Because that’s who Gia is. She’s someone who is so talented and driven that despite her provocative nature, Ana and Christian, people who won’t settle for anything but the best, still hire her to build their home.”

On why she took the role: “It’s always a challenge to play the antagonist…and I love a good challenge! When I researched Gia and who she is in the books, I first thought, ‘woah.’ Then, I asked myself: ‘Ok. How can I justify who this woman is? How can I make Gia’s actions acceptable in her world?’ And from there, I began adding ingredients to make my very own Gia Matteo recipe.”

On her dream role: “A ‘rom-actcom’ that I write, produce, direct and star in. Oh, and rom-actcom–that’s short for romantic action-comedy. I just made it up, but it’s what I love!”

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Photos: Mitchell Mccormack/Da Man Magazine
Posted to: Arielle Kebbel, Magazine, Matt Czuchry

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