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By Fred Topel

Director Greg Araki discusses the psychology of his female characters and looks back on ‘The Doom Generation’ and Sundance in the 1990s.

 

Would a woman like Eve be diagnosed today as depressed?  

I do think that she’s definitely depressed. 

Maybe even bipolar.

Yes, possibly bipolar. I just saw her character as being a very tragic figure in the sense that if you think about when she grew up, she grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Her role models were Jackie O, etc. Eva Green and I talked about these old school Hitchcock movie star heroines that were always these glamorous, like the perfect wife, the perfect mother. Shai’s character talks about it a little bit in the film. That was her only option. She didn’t have an option of become a doctor, travel the world or do this. It was just you’re going to get married and have kids. He character itself to me was very tragic in the sense that she had no choices in life and so found herself in this existence that was for her, soul crushing.

How did you approach photographing Eva Green as the ‘80s homemaker?

She’s just the most amazing actress in the world. Eva was only 32 when we made this movie. In the film, there’s young Eve and there’s older Eve, so when we were casting, it was like we could cast an older actress and try to make her look younger for her younger scenes. Or we could cast a younger actress and try to make her look older. When you see Eva, when she’s young, the scene in the restaurant where she’s like this glamorous kind of movie star character, when she’s getting married and she’s like this radiant bride, that’s what Eva Green looks like. When she would show up on set, we did minimal makeup on her. No prosthetics, nothing. It was literally just all of her acting. She just showed up and she was this withered, sad, kind of tragic figure. She’s just amazing.

Read the rest of Gregg Araki’s interview HERE.

Source: CraveOnline

2 Responses to “White Bird in a Blizzard: Gregg Araki on Female Desire”
  1. Jackie Says:

    I always love when a Director completely fanboy/girls about Eva Green like a true fan! Its always so wonderful to hear that Eva really is what she projects in interviews etc. A very warm, humble, generous, talented human being. Bravo Gregg. We heart her ridiculous awesomeness too 🙂

  2. alanfeierstein Says:

    I agree; Eva is all the talented actress brought out in her interviews.