M.   /   January 13, 2009   /   15 Comments

Many thanks to the sweet Francesca and Olga for sending in scans from Vanity Fair Italy and Russian clippings from when Eva last went to Moscow.

Thank you!!! 🙂

EDIT: Francesca sent me today the missing page from Vanity Fair Italy with a brand new Eva interview. Be sure to check it out because it’s a very good one!

Highlights: (George, I translated it myself.)
– Eva mentions this crazy store in New York called Evolution where they sell skeletons, fossils and insects. She says that she bought some of her favourite things there: framed butterflies and insects of all different kinds. “They’re very beautiful.”
– She considers her most precious thing to be her London apartment. It’s not about the price itself. She filled it with Chinese and Indian furniture. She admits that maybe she exaggerated a bit, because she’s been told that one has the impression to be inside a temple, but she likes it that way. She says she’s not rich to afford big luxuries, but that she likes to buy things for her apartment. She also likes to go to Chinese restaurants. She confesses she’s not the best cook around, so when she invites friends for dinner, it makes taking them out to a restaurant and paying for their meals.
– She doesn’t feel like her career slowed down after Casino Royale. On the opposite. She considers the Bond experience a blessing. She says that she’s “difficult”, that she doesn’t do films just for the sake of doing films. So she wanted to wait a bit until she received two great scripts: Franklyn and Cracks.
– When asked if she doesn’t think that everything would be easier if she didn’t start in a Bertolucci film, she answers that she didn’t choose to debut with Bertolucci. She didn’t even believe when she was told she got the part of Isabelle.
– When asked what she’d do if she was told that the highlight of her career is already in the past, she says that she’d probably kill herself. Or that maybe she’d go live in a place full of animals, like her twin sister did with her horses in Normandy. “You know, she married an Antinori, very chic (she winks).” But if she could choose the animals, she’d choose monkeys instead. “But, anyway, we can’t predict the future, and it’s better that way.”
– When asked if it’s true that she calls her dog Griffin “her husband”, she answers that it’d be sad if it were true. She says that she made a joke during an interview and that they took her too seriously.
– Vanity Fair tells her that one doesn’t expect a “dark lady” to be ironic. Eva replies that this “dark lady thing” was created by the press only because she likes to wear black makeup around her eyes. She says that she has a bright side and a dark side, like everyone else. She’s aware that the fact that she played complex characters didn’t help. But, when going to this specific interview, she saw Tropic Thunder on the plane, with Ben Stiller, and she thought that she’d like very much to do a film like that. She received some offers, but there’s a lot of competition among actresses. One has do do lots of auditions and in the end nothing happens. “It’s not like in the past when a director thought about his film building the character around the actress that he wanted to work with.”
– Then they ask about her boyfriend, the actor Marton Csokas, and how they deal with the distance, considering that he lives in Australia. Eva replies that they’ve been together for 3 years and that their relationship was a long-distance one for a while, but that they live together in London now. The advantage of a long-distance relationship, according to her, is that they didn’t know what routine was. But that the downside is that after a while, you start to feel bad because the other one isn’t around.
– Vanity Fair says that the distance isn’t good for the jealousy. Eva answers that she’s not particularly jealous. She has that healthy fear of losing someone she loves that everyone else does, but she manages to keep it under control without it becoming an obsession.

15 Responses to “New Scans: Vanity Fair Italy and Russian Clippings”
  1. George Says:

    Thanks LOL (= Lola Olga and Lorna) and Francesca (…and Miss M of course).

  2. Tango_down Says:

    Thanks a lot to all of you people whose names ends with an A (Mariana included) 😀

    And obvisouly, so does Eva…

    … and me 😀

    George : what about Georgia ? So all people will have you on their mind.

  3. George Says:

    Tango_downa: quiz, what is the capital of Georgia (the state of USA not the country)?

    Francesca: Thanks a lot for your time to translate so perfectly this very interesting new interview. You are officialy announced the Italian Tango_down!
    Regarding the interview 2-3 comments:
    1. We know how good cook Eva was from the dreamers 🙂
    2. I also like very much Tropic Thunder (I also saw it on a plane, BA over-atlantic flight). Eva will be amazing in a role like Hathaway’s in “Get Smart”
    3. I am absolutely sure that her peak is in the future and it will be longlasting!

  4. EvaAnne Says:

    A lot of great, new insights. Thank you!!

    It would be fun to see Eva do soemthing like a comedy, but I hope it’s still going to be something intelligent… (which isn’t a critique on Tropic Thunder, I haven’t seen that one.)

  5. George Says:

    Eva Anne: Tropic Thunder is a very hilarious, sarcastic movie regarding Hollywood backstages. It’s true that before this movie I didn’t like Ben Stiler’s style too much. Moreover, you will not recognize Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. Someone from the movies business (like Eva) surely laughes a lot recognizing familiar situations.
    I would also like to see Eva in a comedy. And I think that it will be easy, enjoyable and spontaneous for her to play this kind of roles.

  6. George Says:

    Tango_downa: quiz, what is the capital of Georgia (the state of USA not the country)?

    Mariana: Thanks a lot for your time to translate so perfectly this very interesting new interview from Italian 🙂 🙂 :). You are officialy announced the Italian Tango_down!
    Regarding the interview 2-3 comments:
    1. We know how good cook Eva was from the Dreamers 🙂
    2. I also like very much Tropic Thunder (I also saw it on a plane, BA over-atlantic flight). Eva will be amazing in a role like Hathaway’s in “Get Smart”
    3. I am absolutely sure that her peak is in the future and it will be longlasting!

  7. Peppe Says:

    what ’bout that audition Eva made some days ago?

    I heard Emily Blunt has been tipped to play a role in Iron Man 2. Maybe was that the audition?

  8. Mariana Says:

    Peppe: Nothing like this.

  9. Martina Says:

    my god, she is sooo trying to be a Lynch-girl and be into insects and things, just like he is.

  10. Tango_down Says:

    Georgia : Tombouktou ?!

    I hope for Eva that she doesn’t cook the fondue and ratatouille as bad as Isabelle in the movie (to see Matthew eat that carbonized meal made me sick) 😆
    I did the same when I tried to do the Quiche Lorraine, a very hard one.
    Did you all heard about the “Cassoulet” buzz during the election of Obama ?

    I would also love to see Eva in a humoristic movie but I can’t imagine how and what kind of character she could play. I think if she does it she’ll surprise all of us.

    I also saw Tropic Thunder in cinema (attracted by the preview), and well… I didn’t laugh so much, I thought it was not my kind of humor, but I guess now the reason is also that I know nothing about movie’s making.
    I was surprised by all the previews at the beginning of the movie (ben stiller as a superhero, the fat family who always fart, etc), I thought that all these movies were really going to release… :@

    For my part, I prefer much more Jim Carrey than Ben Stiller 😉

  11. George Says:

    Tango_down: I thought it was Athens but it’s Atlanta. Robert Downey Jr is among the nominees for BAFTA’s supporting role. But he falls on Heath Ledger the 99% winner.

    PS Did I answer correctly in your previous post question regarding Bertolucci? 🙂

  12. Tango_down Says:

    George : Did Robert De Niro and Depardieu play in any Harry Potter movie ? I’m confused 🙂

  13. George Says:

    Tango_down: No… I mean not yet (lol), but they did 33 years ago what the little lady that you mean wants to do now (lol)

  14. EvaAnne Says:

    “She received some offers, but there’s a lot of competition among actresses. One has do do lots of auditions and in the end nothing happens.”

    Hmmm…I’m always so curious too of the offers that Eva gets, the scripts she reads, and loves or rejects…!

    And what about that new audition, hm?!