It would be an understatement to say Esquire got more than they bargained for when they approached Gemma Arterton—the striking and statuesque actress who'll play Agent Fields in Quantum of Solace—to learn something about the newest Bond girl:
The 22-year-old starlet, who plays Agent Fields in the upcoming Quantum Of Solace, admitted she was born with six fingers on each hand.
After undergoing an operation to have them removed, she still has bumpy scars as remainders of her extra digits. The extra fingers were 'tied', which causes them to fall off naturally. She tells Esquire magazine: 'It's my little oddity that I'm really proud of. It makes me different.' Earlier this year, she revealed she was also born with a crumpled ear, which was corrected through surgery. She said: 'I was born with lots of deformities.'
Whatever surgical adjustments Arterton required were a smashing success, as the actress bears almost no resemblance to the duodenary-digited, crumple-eared duckling she was in her youth. Still, our minds can't help but wander to the alternate outcome, and the dazzling possibilities of Bond's deadly Secret Service associate 0012—the only agent capable of typing the nuclear-dismantling codes into the evil Dr. Oilhoarder's [caution: link contains spoiler] supercomputer fast enough to avoid the obliteration of Western Europe.