M.   /   November 29, 2007   /   4 Comments

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French actress Eva Green, 27, plays the 400-year-old witch Serafina.

She learned to “fly” for the part, which she says was worlds away from her best-known role as Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.

“It was very scary because I was very high above the ground,” she says.

“It was very physical because you had to go very fast and land very sharply, and I rehearsed for three weeks with stunt people who were very patient with me.

“I got some bruises when I rehearsed the co-ordinated fights, there were flying arrows and killing people, but good bruises. They made me tough.”

Green, like the rest of the cast, says she wanted to be involved in the film after falling “completely in love” with Pullman’s trilogy – The Northern Lights, The Amber Spyglass and The Subtle Knife.

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The sheer scale of visual effects in the film meant the stars spent a lot of time acting in front of a green screen, with the computer generated daemons, fighting bears and flying witches added in post-production.

“The green screen work was fine – it was just like being on stage,” explains Green.

“But you don’t know what the landscapes are going to be like around you, and I was so amazed by the daemons when I saw the end result. The special effects are extraordinary.”

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Source: BBC News

4 Responses to “Golden Compass stars feast on fantasy”
  1. Lola Says:

    Don’t forget to watch videos of Eva here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7116864.stm and here http://youtube.com/results?search_query=eva+green+the+golden+compass&search=Search

  2. Monique Says:

    This may not be a big deal to others, but I just wanted to share…
    It’s official: on December last year, I became an Eva Green fan…tomorrow, I will be an Eva fan for a year…YAAAY!!!
    Thanks EGW!!!
    To Ms. Green: Good luck and more power!!! May God bless you!!!

    You know, it’s funny, Casino Royale was the very first Bond movie I ever watched (I was too young for the other Bonds)….I was just lucky they decided to reinvent the franchise and showcase Ms. Green’s talent when I decided to watch…

  3. George Says:

    Thanks Lola for the youtubian review…

    P.S. I think I am the reason you recently adopt capital “L” .It’s better now…

  4. spot Says:

    thanks for the links Lola 😉