News Gemma Arterton On Kissing Jake & Her Style Icons By Bronwyn Barnes Bronwyn Barnes Instagram Twitter Bronwyn is the VP of Commerce for Health and Beauty at Dotdash Meredith and joined the team in 2021. She is a professional storyteller and digital pioneer with 20 years of experience in print, digital and social media. Before joining Dotdash Meredith, Bronwyn was co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of a boutique content agency, combining editorial style and brand marketing principles to create custom digital and social media content for brands like Hilton Hotels, Waldorf Astoria, and Bulgari. She was the founding social media editor of InStyle's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts and architect of early social media brand partnerships with brands like Target, Lionsgate Films, and Essie. Bronwyn has also worked as an editor and writer, at InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Travel + Leisure, and more. Bronwyn earned a B.A. in literature and sociology from Queen's University at Kingston. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on May 18, 2010 @ 01:58PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: INF photo; Jon Furniss/WireImage Much ado has been made about Jake Gyllenhaal and his perfect pecs in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, but we couldn't take our eyes off his leading lady, Gemma Arterton. "I took an intensive horseback riding course and I had to learn how to fight," the British actress said, when asked how she got fit for the action-adventure flick. "My everyday workout includes the trampoline and the power plate." Arterton's regimen was essential when it came time to don her character's midriff-bearing ensembles, but it's still paying off as she rocks the red carpet on Prince of Persia's global press tour. "For me, it's about being European, wearing things that make me feel good and always being a bit cheeky," said the 24-year-old, who glittered in Valentino (right) at the London premiere and channeled her inner goddess in Elie Saab (left) last night in Hollywood. "My style icons are Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Birkin and Catherine Deneuve." Once we'd discovered that Arteron is inspired by '60s chic, we only had one more question; Is Jake a good kisser? "Yeah, he's alright," she laughed.