Here’s the Second Part of our Exclusive Q&A with Eva Green. We thank her for her kindness, candidness and for taking her time to answer us. Special thanks goes to her twin sister Joy for once again facilitating this, without whom it wouldn’t be possible. In case you missed the First Part of the interview, you can read it HERE. We’ll be posting the rest of the Q&A in the coming weeks. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave some messages or comments. Enjoy!
If you could talk to your 15 year old self, what would you tell her?
Do all that you can to develop your confidence and get your attention on other people rather than being worried about people judging you.
You’ve learned how to read tarot cards, handle a crossbow, smoke a pipe, pray in Latin and acquire British and American accents all in the name of your characters. Which skill are you interested in learning should a role calls for it?
My fantasy would be to play a violinist or a cellist who would also be a kick-boxer and a chef!!!!
After Penny Dreadful Season 3, you’ll be next seen in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as the titular character Miss Peregrine. What attracted you to the project and what is it about Miss Peregrine that sets her apart from previous characters you’ve played?
Just working with Tim again was a huge inducement. And I love the story and the character. She was so wild, unlike anyone I’ve ever played and I was so excited to work with so many children! Playing a bird was a new challenge! The fact that she transforms into a falcon helped me to find the physicality of the character. Tim likes to call her “Scary Poppins”!
Are there any other actors/writers/directors that you’re dying to work with now that you’ve worked with Tim Burton (again) who is one of your favorite directors?
Jeff Nichols, Iñárritu, Jane Campion….
You got your first Golden Globe nomination for acting (Best Actress in a Drama Series) this year. You said before “I don’t believe in awards. It’s very good for the ego, I suppose.” and you are someone who does not chase projects for the sake of getting recognition but your Golden Globe nomination was such a huge thing (we were all ecstatic for you!). Did it take you by surprise and what was it like to be in the same room surrounded by people you admire like Cate Blanchett?
Yes it was a huge honour as I am in awe of the work of the actors nominated. I had to keep pinching myself because it felt like I was dreaming. I’m always very nervous and feel out of place in these big events, afraid I’d get Tourette’s and completely lose it! Ha!
The majority of your recent projects lately are big movies. Is there any future plan to go back to your indie roots and perhaps, even a return to theatre?
Theatre no….as just the thought of it makes me tremble with fear…But I love indie films and would adore doing another.
Late last year, you were rumoured to be in negotiations to play the villainous character Circe in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. Is there any truth to this? Moreover, you are often fan-casted in these superhero movies, are you interested in playing a superhero or being involved in any superhero movie?
No, I have never been attached to the movie “Wonder Woman”.
— To Be Continued —