Eye movements that are produced during visual imagery play a functional role in imagery generation (Laeng, 2002). Literature supports a strong association between gesture production and imagery (Rimé et al. 1984), suggesting that gestures may play a similar functional role. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between imagery and iconic gesture production by manipulating imagery interference. It was predicted that if gestures play a functional role in imagery generation, greater imagery interference would result in higher gesture rates. Forty adult participants were randomly assigned to relay narratives in either a simple or complex visual distraction group. The results indicated that participants experiencing greater visual interference used iconic gestures to a greater extent. The results of this study will be discussed within a framework of embodied cognition, wherein both eye movements and gestures contribute to the process of imagery generation.