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By Sarah Michaud

“I love the one where I’m on the moon,” Eva Green remarks as she flips through her Campari calendar images with PEOPLE. “The astronaut outfit and the hairdo is really cool. And the Negroni shot, where I’m in a Vivienne Westwood courtesan outfit, has such a laid-back, romantic mood.”

The Penny Dreadful star, 34, is the face of the liqueur’s 2015 calendar, shot by Julia Fullerton-Batten and celebrating the stories behind the brand’s classic cocktails. With only 9,999 copies printed each year, the calendar never goes on sale but is instead distributed to friends of Campari.

“It’s such an iconic brand and very artistic,” Green tells PEOPLE of her decision to do the shoot. “I remember the pictures with Penélope Cruz – they were quite beautiful.”


Here are five things we learned about the former Bond girl (R.I.P. Vesper Lynd) while in London last week for the launch.

1. She’s a bit of an introvert.
“I’m so boring,” Green tells PEOPLE with a laugh. “I’m such a homebody. I’m not into going to parties because I never really feel comfortable. I’m a bear who lives in a cave.”

2. She has a (fraternal) twin sister.
“My sister Joy isn’t identical so it’s not as fun [as it could be]. If she looked like me … if I was really bad at math, she could go and take the test for me,” the Sin City star jokes. “Our lives are very different. She has two children, lives in Italy and has the perfect life.”

3. She’s currently hooked on True Detective.
“I’m a big fan,” says Green, although she admits that she isn’t completely clear on the “time is a flat circle” concept. “I don’t understand every single thing Rust says but I know what’s going on – the main points! I’m in awe of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson – I think they’re just so fabulous, a great couple.”

4. Her favorite vacation spot? South Africa.
“I went on safari through Kruger National Park, down there at the end of the world. It was just the most magical place – nature, animals,” she explains. “The silence … it’s like you’re waiting for a dinosaur to show up. It’s just the best thing ever.”

5. Her costars are as charming as they are cute.
“I love Harry Treadaway. He’s such a pure, innocent soul and I adore him. Josh Hartnett is so nice and also very cool,” says Green of Penny Dreadful‘s main men. “Timothy Dalton is fabulous. He’s a bit of a father figure as well – he gives me advice in real life.”


Source: People


3 Responses to “Eva Green: 5 Things to Know About the Penny Dreadful Star and Campari Calendar Cover Girl”
  1. Hilary Says:

    I just had to share this funny little anecdote! xD

    My mom came to me after stumbling upon this article, excited and nearly flailing: “YOU’RE A HIBERNATING BEAR WHO LOVES SAFARIS AND DETECTIVE SHOWS!!!”

    You can imagine my confused series of blinks and the ‘what are you talking about, crazy woman?’ face I wore, as I was occupied working, and her outburst was totally random and unprovoked! LOL

    She went on to point at the article and expanded upon the similarities I shared with Eva, to which I just laughed and agreed.

    There’s something comforting and proud that:
    1. My admiration for Eva’s work is known, and my mom thought it was prudent she tell me of her discovery. (Which made my day! ^-^)
    2. That I do share similar personality traits with one of the artists I most greatly admire.
    3. Oddly, the world seems a little less big, not so foreign, and knowing such a talented and genuinely good person resides in the same world I do – with some of the same shy traits and quirky interests that keep me sheltered, blushy and hiding behind my books – gave me the little ray of hope I needed lately.

    People don’t need big revelations, spotlights, or choirs of angels to mark the simple good and happiness in the world. Sometimes all it takes is a teeny similarity between yourself and another human being, that lets you know the world isn’t as scary and lonely as it seems.

  2. G Says:

    @Hilary Thank you for sharing this Hilary! Your mom sounds like a very understanding, stellar and downright cool parent! Your words are very lovely and kind. Keep the wisdom and happiness in your heart always alive!

  3. Jackie Says:

    Hilary, Eva’s very ‘human’ and genuine approach to everything is awe inspiring. I completely understand your view. I feel like it’s what makes her so amazing. Shes a very big deal yet she’s not aware. Shes doing something she loves, is legend at, and I couldn’t be prouder to be a fan. Shes a fabulous ambassador for women and people in general who want to get the most out of life.