By Julie Miller

Let the record show that Eva Green—she of the so-sexy-it-was-banned-by-the-M.P.A.A. Sin City: A Dame to Kill poster—has no qualms about on-screen nudity, at least judging by the five or so films in which the former Bond girl has bared all. That being said, the actress—who is currently slaying Showtime audiences with her deliciously complex (and fully dressed) spiritualist on Penny Dreadful—would like to point out one thing to the M.P.A.A.: “I’m not actually naked on the poster.”

While chatting to VF Hollywood today about the forthcoming episode of Penny Dreadful, during which many things will be revealed about her medium mystérieux, the actress took a moment to discuss the the recent Sin City hullabaloo. “Oh, my God, I heard about that,” she said of the uproar. “I find it a bit odd. It seems like it’s all just publicity—a lot of noise for nothing. You have so many more violent things in the movie business and this is kind of soft. I’m not naked. It’s suggested.”

By the way, Green loves the graphic artwork, which shows the French actress in a diaphanous robe and bright-red lipstick with a handgun cocked at her side. “I find it really sexy, actually,” she said. “It’s kind of beautiful. But if it shocks people, I don’t know what to do about it. I don’t want to upset anybody.” If she has any concern about her image on the now-infamous ad, it’s that audiences will correlate her with one particular kind of character: “I don’t want to be seen as just the femme fatale or put into some silly box. I hope that people will have enough imagination.”

And if they are in short supply, they need not look further than the aforementioned horror drama to see Green tackle the kind of complexly brilliant character for which most actresses would kill. Talking just hours after it was announced that Showtime renewed the series for a second season, Green confirmed to us that she would be returning as her eerie alter ego, Vanessa Ives, for the show’s second go-round. Having already communicated with the dead, hunted demons, unsettled mortals, and gone full exorcist in a six-minute séance worthy of its own Emmy, Green added with a laugh, “Although, I have no idea what I’ll be doing.”

Source: Vanity Fair

  • jwill
    Posted on June 04, 2014

    If anyone knows where I can buy one I I’d must have one for the rec room. :)

  • Nausicaa
    Posted on June 04, 2014

    Wow, I couldn’t agree with her assessment with this Sin City 2 poster business more. The whole controversy does seem engineered, but boy, does what the MPAA consider offensive vs not offensive seem arbitrary, especially if he you look at the “approved” version. And it *is* a nice poster.

    I’m happy about Penny Dreadful, and can’t wait to finally see the whole season. I keep waiting to hear about Eva’s next movie project too.

  • Kate
    Posted on June 04, 2014

    Eva has a number of upcoming projects releasing this year 2014. Sin City: A Dame to Kill for, White Bird in a Blizzard, and Salvation.

  • Leo
    Posted on June 04, 2014

    So she is really is going to be in the season 2? So is no a anthology series? Damn, what a disappointing

    I always believe that Eva was making a Matthew Mcconaughey career move with in his amazing True Detective: the movie star who accept the challenge in Tv just one season, do it with impressive talent (Mcconaughey probably win an Emmy this year for that work) and move on. FOREVER. No more job in TV because i am a MOVIE STAR that work in films -kind o way. No 5 or 6 years stuck in Tv, like probably Eva is going to stay if she is gonna be a regular in the series and playing the SAME character that, to be very honest, has playing all her career: the vamp/crazy/psychotic/femmefatale role.

    Damn i hope just one of this days break the news that she will star a Allen, Coen Brothers, Fincher or someone like those Directors movies and making her way there.
    Jeez, hear that Eva is going to make a series for that long is like hearing that Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman or Marion Cotillard will star a Starz series. Thank God this will never happen because, simple, they deserve so much better. And this is the feeling that i have for some of her latest career choices. But maybe eva green career is where she wants it to be.

  • Daphne
    Posted on June 05, 2014

    @ Leo

    I think at this point, tv shows are so much better than movies. For the last 4 years, most of the movies that I’ve seen at the cinema were horrible.

    I don’t know how will she manage her time. Filming a tv show seems very tiring, but I hope she’ll announce something soon. An indie movie maybe? :)

  • alanfeierstein
    Posted on June 05, 2014

    People as a whole always have things to complain about..But to make a stink of a poster, this is down right idiotic…

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