Read our EXCLUSIVE interview with Power:On founder Tristan Kochoyan below and learn more about this noble initiative!
You are the founder of Power:On, a startup on a mission to bring electricity to the remotest villages in Africa. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Ahah not sure how to answer that question, what do you want to know? I’m 30, born and raised in Paris, France… I like to solve difficult problems, do big things, and a lot of people think I am crazy for doing this. However this feels right because I always wanted to work on something that would help other people get a better life. It’s kind of a personal philosophy, I believe in giving back. I even wrote a Manifesto.
There are many kinds of philanthropy and a lot of philanthropists who has focused their humanitarian work in Africa and elsewhere have concentrated on solving food, water, shelter, education and healthcare initiatives. What made you choose electricity as your project?
When I first came to Benin, I was working in an NGO focused on education and microcredit. This is how I met Louise, I hired her as our employee. I only learnt about the electricity access crisis later, during an internship in a consulting firm in Paris. I felt this was a very big and interesting problem. 1.3 billion people in the world live without electricity. In 2017, this is insane. It’s not just about comfort. Living without electricity has extremely severe consequences, and it’s the root of countless issues that hinder social and economic development. Let’s take a very simple example. When you don’t have electricity, you have to use coal, kerosene lamps, candles to get light. The toxic fumes these fuels emit kill 76,000 people… per WEEK! That’s more than AIDS and malaria combined. This is not just about comfort, it’s life and death. I’m not even talking about the effect on education, poverty, etc. The home page of Power:On’s website is titled “Why Electricity” so you can learn more about that there. I also wrote an editorial to give a broader perspective on this issue.
Eva Green has teamed up with Power: On to help bring electricity to the poorest villages in Africa. Over 1.3 billion people around the world do not have access to electricity. In Africa alone, 630 million people do not have access to this essential basic human need. Because of how technology has shaped the world, access to electricity has the power to change everything in one’s everyday life and future. Be one of the changemakers and add your voice and support for change, accessibility and equality.
Eva has narrated a special short film documentary directed by Antoine Bretillard which will be shown in advance on Monday 8pm Paris time, for early supporters of this noble initiative. If you wish to watch the short film and be one of the pioneer supporters of Power On, visit en.turnthepoweron.co and register with your email address.
Eva surprised the wonderful kids of @allambieorphanage with goodies from Penny Dreadful and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children ! The kids loved it so much that they posed for photos. Thanks to Miss Suzanne Thi Hien Hook, Allambie Orphanage’s founder, for sharing the photos.
The Allambie Orphanage Vietnam, a UK registered charity, was set up in 2010 with the sole purpose to house, support and educate disadvantaged orphaned children within Vietnam. Its founder Suzanne Thi Hien Hook, a mixed raced (African American and Vietnamese) orphan herself, was abandoned by her mother and subsequently spent the first three years of her life in an orphanage in Saigon where she was mistreated not only because of her cultural heritage but also due to her abandonment.
In 2009, Suzanne visited an orphanage and connected with a child who was abandoned by her parents at the age of 7 years old. This young girl was in a large institute where she had been physically, sexually, emotionally abused and was denied the opportunity to go to school. The young girl’s dream was to go to school and become a tour guide. Shortly after returning to the UK, Suzanne made a life changing decision and in the span of six months, Suzanne sold all her worldly belongings, including her much loved shoe collection, and jumped on a plane with just a suitcase, laptop, and a vision to open up a safe house filled with love. This house is now known as the Allambie Orphanage. Suzanne rescued the young girl from the poor care conditions she was in. Five years on, this young girl is healthy, happy and will be graduating from tourism management college. She has a family, love, care, support and continues to prosper. With the help of Allambie, she has achieved her dream. Over the last five years, Suzanne has single handedly built an orphanage that’s supporting and caring for 9 children who continue to prosper and enjoy and achieve in life.
Eva has been a great supporter of The Allambie Orphanage for years and if you would like more information on how you could make a difference and help Suzanne continue in making her home a place of love and opportunities, please visit www.allambie.co.uk.
Today is EvaGreenWeb’s 13th year anniversary and Eva surprised us with a recorded greeting, a lovely message and an adorable funny selfie !!
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our family sites, affiliates, content contributors and staffers through the years. Your loyalty, support and contributions for the betterment of this website and its affiliates is deeply appreciated and valued.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to all our visitors and followers who continue to trust and follow us. Your unfaltering passion and unabashed candor makes the Eva Green fandom a fun, open and giving community.
A big thank you also goes to Miss Green’s management for always being gracious to us.
Lastly, to Eva and Joy, thank you for your kindness, friendship and fun surprises ! You two are the sweetest, most affectionate, considerate and sincere women to get to know and look up to. You make everything worth it. Keep being you.
With love and sincerity,
M, Stef, G, Eden and Jackie
Eva Green, a life long animal lover, environmentalist and supporter of quality education, is officially teaming up with Singita Grumeti Fund as their Global Ambassador to spread awareness on the protection of the environment and to promote responsible natural resource management through education and sustainable living.
Eva believes in the role that education plays in securing the future of Mother Earth. Having visited Singita Grumeti Fund’s Environmental Education Center last year, she’s confident on the progressive efforts the Center has been implementing through its various community outreach programs focused on assisting the local population, especially on its integral role of teaching Tanzanian students the importance of safeguarding Earth’s natural resources.
To learn more about the programs and accomplishments of SGF’s Environmental Education Center and on how you can donate to support their efforts, visit www.SingitaGrumetiFund.org. Eva would also like to encourage all of you to start within yourself in making the necessary changes to contribute to the protection and conservation of our planet. Together, we can make an impact in making the world a better place.
Eva Green is inviting you all to be part of finding a cure for Dylan and other children affected with MSD by spreading the word and donating to help them have a chance at life.
Dylan Finglas is a happy, beautiful 4 year old Penny Dreadful family member (Dylan’s father Alan is a Standby Carpenter on the show) whose quality of life has been affected by the clinically devastating rare fatal disease called Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency or MSD. Children with this condition are missing essential enzyme activity for normal cellular functions. Over time, cells in their bodies, including brain cells, clog up and become toxic. This results in devastating effects on the whole body and the central nervous system. MSD leads to years of pain, severe disability and ultimately death – usually before 10 years of age. This condition affects both genders and all races in every country around the world. It is estimated that around 1 in 1000 people carries the recessive gene for this disease.
Gene Therapy at The Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Italy has successfully stopped MSD in lab tests. Funding is critical and urgently needed to push clinical advancements to human stages as soon as possible. There are many research areas that need funding to advance. Every donation counts to save Dylan and all children with MSD around the world. Time is of the essence in order to treat these children before significant symptoms of the condition progress. Your kindness will change lives!
For more information on Dylan & MSD and to send a donation, visit www.SavingDylan.com. Follow Dylan’s story on Instagram at @savingdylan. Kindly use the hashtag #SavingDylan when posting on social media platforms.
UPDATE: The kindness you’ve shown Dylan and children affected with MSD has been overwhelming that SavingDylan.com went down at one point. But don’t fret, it’s now back online and up and running! Alan, Dylan’s father, informed us that they are beyond grateful to Eva and everyone who has helped them on their cause. Please don’t stop. Continue to spread the awareness on MSD and if you can, donate. Thank you very much to everyone!
By Diana Lodderhose
EXCLUSIVE: Eva Green is in talks to star in Tim Burton’s Dumbo, the live-action adaptation of the 1941 animated classic for Disney. Sources tell me she’s being eyed for one of the three main adult roles in the title, which is edging closer and closer towards a production start.
A Green-Burton reunion would make a lot of sense given the sizzling actress seems to be the director’s new muse, and Burton has a habit of working again and again with actors he likes. Green played the title character in Burton’s family fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, based on the novel by Ransom Riggs. It grossed $297.4M worldwide last year. She also starred in Burton’s vampire comedy Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, which generated $254.5M worldwide in 2012.
The live-action remake of Dumbo is written by Ehren Kruger, who produces with Justin Springer (Tron: Legacy). Disney’s original version focused on a big-eared, lovable circus elephant, who is mocked for his large ears but learns to use them as wings to fly.
It’s the latest in Disney’s long line of reboots: This month, the studio is set to release a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Dan Stevens, and Emma Stone is set to star as villainess Cruella De Vil in the upcoming 101 Dalmatians. The studio has had huge success with reinventions of classic animated fares like Angelina Jolie starrer Maleficent and Johnny Depp’s Alice In Wonderland, the latter of which was directed by Burton. Those pics earned $758.5M and $1.02B worldwide respectively. Its 2015 reboot of Cinderella starring Lily James took $543.5M worldwide.
Green has been hugely in-demand lately. After a successful run on Showtime’s psychological thriller series Penny Dreadful, the French actress starred in Miss Peregrine and then worked with Roman Polanski on his latest title Based on a True Story, which is currently in post. She’s also starred alongside Alicia Vikander, Charles Dance and Charlotte Rampling in Lisa Langseth’s Euphoria, about two sisters who meet up again after many years apart and the profound journey that they undertake together.
Green is also attached to star with Gemma Arterton in Vita and Virginia, a title which looks at the love affair between Virginia Woolf (Green) and Vita Sacksville-West (Arterton). But word is that should the Dumbo deal make, dates for that title will have to be shifted.
Green is repped by UTA in the U.S. and Tavistock Wood in the UK.
By Jeremy Kay
EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller recently wrapped production in Paris.
Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has picked up North American rights to the French-language thriller, continuing its association with the director after the 2011 drama Carnage.
RatPac Entertainment will partner on distribution with SPC, who negotiated for the rights with Jeff Berg of Northside Services.
Emmanuelle Seigner stars as a Parisian author with writer’s block who encounters a mysterious woman at a book signing played by Eva Green. Wassim Beji of WY Productions serves as producer.
Olivier Assayas and Polanski adapted Based On A True Story from Delphine de Vigan’s novel of the same name.
“I am very pleased that Sony Pictures Classics will be distributing Based On A True Story in North America,” Polanski said. “Sony Classics is a company that has long tradition in supporting European cinema. I am looking forward to working again with Michael Barker and Tom Bernard.’
SPC said: “Based On A True Story is the kind of thriller audiences are hungering for, as exceptional and fresh as Repulsion and The Tenant were in their day. Polanski’s new film promises to be his very best.”
By Rebecca Ford and Alex Ritman
Chanya Button will direct ‘Vita & Virginia,’ which follows the romance and friendship between Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.
Eva Green and Gemma Arterton will star in drama Vita & Virginia, based on the true story of the love affair and friendship between literary icon Virginia Woolf and author Vita Sackville-West.
The film will be directed by British helmer Chanya Button (Burn, Burn, Burn) from a script by Eileen Atkins based on her own play of the same name, which debuted in 1992.
Virginia Stephen married Leonard Woolf in 1912, and then met socialite and author Vita Sackville-West, wife of Harold Nicolson, in 1922. They began a sexual relationship that lasted nearly a decade, as shown in their various letters and diary entries. After their affair ended, they remained friends until Woolf’s death in 1941. Green will play Woolf while Arterton will play Sackville-West.
Katie Holly of Blinder Films (Love & Friendship) and Evangelo Kioussis of Mirror Productions are producing the project while Simon Baxter will executive produce for Mirror alongside Green and Arterton. Protagonist is introducing the project to buyers at EFM in Berlin.
Green was most recently seen in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and White Bird in a Blizzard with Shailene Woodley. She’ll soon be seen in Euphoria with Alicia Vikander and Roman Polanski’s Based on a True Story. She is repped by UTA and Tavistock Wood Management in the UK.
Arterton’s recently films include Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest with Sam Claflin, and she has The Escape with Dominic Cooper coming up. She’s also attached to Julie Delpy’s My Zoe. She’s repped by CAA, Independent Talent Group in the UK and Stone, Genow.
Eva will now just be receiving fan mails sent to France in one address. UK & USA fan mail addresses stays the same. Click HERE to see the updated list.
By Josh Behr
It’s been rumored for some time that Death would be a major player during Avengers: Infinity War, some even saying she will be the character Thanos wishes to destroy the universe for like in the original version of the story.
Although her inclusion is still a rumor, a new report has surfaced giving us an idea who may actually be in talks for the role. According to the report, actress Eva Green is currently in talks for Lady Death.
The report comes from 4chan, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. However, the site was home to a large list of rumors regarding both Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, most of which being confirmed as true. 4chan has a surprisingly strong track record in terms of MCU rumors.
Other rumors included in the report include Peter Dinklage’s role in Avengers: Infinity War, Quicksilver’s return to the MCU, and Thanos appearing in Thor: Ragnarok.
ADMIN NOTE: Eva was previously rumoured to be casted as Circe in the upcoming Wonder Woman film. A rumour she herself debunked during our Q&A last year.
We’ve added some new scans from the past few months to the gallery. Enjoy!
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > Stylist Magazine – November 2016
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > GQ (France) — October 2016
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > Grazia (Mexico) – October 2016
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > Version Femina (France) – September 26-October 2, 2016
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > The Edit – September 8-15, 2016
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > Starpics – September 2016
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > La Cosa Cine (Argentina) – September 2016
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > ELLE (France) – September 30, 2016
Thank you to Flo for the La Cosa Cine magazine scans! To contribute or share your personal scans to help enrich our gallery, contact us HERE.
The elusive Eva takes time to talk to MiNDFOOD about her love of music, what she lives for and where she goes to escape.
Currently starring in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the fabulously glamorous and offbeat Eva Green, 36 (article corrected to Eva’s correct current age as of publication; original article contained the incorrect age of “38”), talks to MiNDFOOD about myriad subjects – from whether she’s ‘hot’ enough for Hollywood to her childhood fear of clowns. A former Bond Girl (Casino Royale) and regular on the TV show, Penny Dreadful, was born in Paris. She exudes an old-fashioned mysterious quality rarely seen in modern actresses, that same quality has guaranteed her a career in film.
Miss Peregrine is described as mysterious, smart and tough. Some might would say this was a perfect fit.
(laughs) Well, I like to think so. I try.
What do you like about this beloved literary character?
She’s so cool. She looks after all these gorgeous children and smokes the pipe (laughs). And also, it’s the first time I am not playing the love interest.
Do you smoke?
Not anymore. I used to be a smoker but I stopped 3 years ago.
Thinking about the word peculiar – when have you felt peculiar in your life?
I always felt a bit peculiar. I think lots of people have felt at some point quite different. People say I’m weird but I don’t feel weird – so maybe I am weird! (laughs). I have black hair, I felt strange as a child, I was very shy, scared of going to birthday parties and clowns.
What scares you now?
Oh, God, lots of things in this world. I don’t know where to start. Greed, pollution. Greed mostly.
Do you have any pets?
I have a dog but my sister looks after him. He’s a Border Terrier. His name is Mr. Griffin.
How do you get along with your sister?
My sister lives in Italy so I don’t see her very often but we Skype. She has two beautiful children that I adore. She has a vineyard so she makes her own wine. Yeah, it’s very cool.