There’s a small feature on 300: Rise of an Empire in F*** magazine. They printed it before the release date was moved to 2014.
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Total Film (UK) – June 2013
Eva Green is ready for battle — “She has some balls, that’s for sure,” declares Eva Green of her weapon-wielding warrior in 300: Rise of an Empire. (…) “It’s my first action movie,” says the Bafta-winner. “Artemisia’s like an Amazon… She’s a very, very strong woman.”
Who’s ready for battle???
Studio Ciné Live (France) – February 2013
The French actress is pursuing her rich international career by filming White Bird in a Blizzard under the direction of Gregg Araki. It’s the story of a young woman (Shailene Woodley, The Descendants), whose life is turned upside down by the disappearance of her mother. Today, Eva Green shoots, in Los Angeles, a scene in which she gets married… in the same church where Elvis and Priscilla Presley tied the knot in 1967. “It’s the first time that I get married on screen. And I shoot, the same day, my wedding and my funeral!”, she confides.
The follow-up to director Zack Snyder’s ground-breaking “300″ has been in title limbo pretty much since its inception. Originally called “Xerxes,” suggesting a heavy emphasis on the Persian king played in the first film by “Lost” actor Rodrigo Santoro, the “300″ sequel eventually went by the name “Battle of Artemesia,” referring to a new character played by former Bond girl Eva Green.
Now, the film has landed upon yet another new, presumably final title: “300: Rise of an Empire.” It’s a clearer title to be sure, one that seemingly refers to Xerxes’ war effort to spread his influence in Sparta, Athens and beyond. We’ll certainly find out more as the weeks and months progress, as the movie is slated to come out next year.
In addition to Santoro and Green, “300: Rise of an Empire” features Sullivan Stapleton in the starring role of Athenian general Themistocles. There’s no room in this one for Gerard Butler, however. His King Leonidas dies a glorious death at the end of “300,” though there was much speculation that he would reprise his role for a cameo of sorts in “Rise of an Empire.” Not so anymore, as Butler recently confirmed to MTV News that it’s not going to happen.
“Oh yeah, I’m not doing it,” he said. “They’re filming [the '300' sequel] right now. I wish them the best, but it didn’t [work out]. It wasn’t really my thing.”
Directed by Noam Murro, “300: Rise of an Empire” hits theaters on August 2, 2013.
The Bond girl admits the racy drama challenged her, but Garrel suggested they strip off before the shoot to familiarize themselves with each other – and Green was surprised when the tactic worked.
She tells Britain’s The Sun, “The sex scenes were quite full on and frank in The Dreamers. I had a scene in which my own character has to lose her virginity. I had to remember how I felt when I first had sex. I am so reserved in real life, but I surprised myself completely.”
“I was asked if I wanted some alcohol before some of the scenes – and admit that I did have some whisky. There was a breaking of the ice before the sex scene.
“The actor Louis Garrel came into my trailer and said: ‘I will show you my d**k if you show me your breasts.’ So I did – and he did. He said to me: ‘They look great.’ So when it came to the sex scenes, it made it a little easier.”
By GARTH PEARCE
EVA GREEN has been hailed as one of the best Bond girls ever, following her role as Vesper Lynd in 2006 film Casino Royale.
The 32-year-old French actress made her controversial screen debut three years before then, in The Dreamers – in which she spent much of the film naked.
She has built a reputation as a risk-taker but tells GARTH PEARCE of her mother’s warnings.
“MY mother Marlene Jobert was scared for me to become an actress like her. She knew I was too sensitive and fragile.
“So I have learned from her how to appear to be tougher than I really am. She said: “You want to be an actress? Then act as if you are not scared of anything.”
Total Film (UK) – September 2012, thanks to Lorna
Evening Standard Magazine (UK) – June 29, 2012, thanks to Lorna
If you’re looking for a vamp, a sorceress or a sex bomb for your latest blockbuster, you call Eva Green. But away from the spotlight she’s misunderstood, finds Richard Godwin
When I arrive to have tea with Eva Green at Sketch, she has already taken command of a plush velvet sofa. One hopes to retain a certain cool when meeting an actress, particularly a French one, particularly one so devastating, and yet, I can’t help noticing, the only chair I can politely take is no higher than a badger. ‘It’s like Alice in Wonderland,’ she laughs, clearly happy to play the spectral queen as I perch at her feet. Or perhaps it’s simply the spell Eva Green casts?
Dressed all in black, dyed hair falling over her grey eyes in black strands (she’s a natural blonde), she appears to recede into the shadows. However, what at first seems like Gothic hauteur turns out to be something a little more delicate. She speaks in a soft staccato, with the barest breath of French accent. Occasionally, her voice fades out altogether, as if she is discreetly turning down the volume, but she is also quick to laugh. ‘A friend was telling me recently that people are scared of me,’ she says. ‘That’s the image I give, I guess. When they know me, they see it’s kind of a shyness thing. I don’t know why they’re scared. Is it my hair? The fact I don’t talk much?’
Thanks to Miguel and eden Liao.
Flaunt – June 2012
Fotogramas (Spain) – May 2012
Film TV (Italy) – May 13-19, 2012
Thanks to Lorna we have updated our forum with new scans of Stella magazine. Enjoy!
Stella (UK) – May 6, 2012
She was the most memorable Bond girl in an age and now relucant star Eva Green is having her wicked way with Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows. She talks to Michele Manelis.
If Eva Green has become Hollywood’s femme fatale du jour, at least she won’t need help with a translation of the job description. She was born and raised in France, but had a bilingual education in England and the American University of Paris. Her clipped British tones came in handy as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.
But largely her screen roles since, having made her acting debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial The Dreamers in 2003, have consisted of queens and witches and a recurring theme: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
In Tim Burton’s gothic farce Dark Shadows Green certainly has fun playing kooky angry witch, Angelique.
The lusty sorceress has cursed Johnny Depp’s Barnabas Collins into vampiredom and left him entombed for 200 years. The film, which shows what happens when Barnabas is exhumed in 1971 and reunites with the immortal Angelique, is a remake of a 60s television series of the same name, a horror soap which had a cult following which included Burton and Depp.
“This role was a gift from heaven,” says Green. “Angelique is absolutely bonkers, and is undoubtedly one of the best roles I’ve ever played. I got really lucky with this film, and to work with Tim Burton was the ultimate fantasy of mine. He’s a genius.”
Thanks to Lorna we have updated our forum with new scans of the Daily Telegraph magazine. Enjoy!
Daily Telegraph Magazine (UK) – May 5, 2012
Don’t be fooled by her habit of baring all – the former Bond girl Eva Green is an unexpectedly self-conscious siren. Nisha Lilia Diu meets the star of Tim Burton’s new vampire comedy, Dark Shadows.
By Nisha Lilia Diu
What would you buy Tim Burton for his birthday?
He clearly has all the dark garments and violet-tinted specs a man could need, and the director of Corpse Bride and Edward Scissorhands doesn’t seem the type to make use of a tie.
‘I got him a rainbow beetle,’ says Eva Green, Burton’s leading lady in his new vampire comedy, Dark Shadows. A beetle. Of course.
‘There’s this shop in New York I go to, it has bones and fossils and insects that are like works of art. I have a few on my wall. Some people collect butterflies – I love beetles.’ Did Burton like his beetle? ‘He loved it.’
Eva Green, 31, is a woman of possibly more gothic tastes than her director. It’s as apparent in her acting roles – she’s played several witches, power-hungry princesses and killers of various descriptions – as her dress.
It’s official: even as a vampire, Johnny Depp is irresistable! Eva Green and Bella Heathcote speak to Entertainmentwise about kissing the superstar in their latest movie…
Most women around the world are powerless to Johnny Depp’s charms, no matter what he’s wearing. And it seems dressing as a 200 year-old vampire can’t put off the ladies either.
The superstar’s character Barnabas manages to attract the attention of just about every female in Tim Burton’s latest gothic comedy ‘Dark Shadows‘.
Eva Green, who plays a witch so obsessed with Barnabas that she buries him alive, spoke to us on the purple carpet at the European ‘Dark Shadows‘ premiere.
Eva Green sees herself in shamed fashion designer John Galliano – as they both “dress a bit too much”.
The French beauty and Galliano became friendly while she was shooting the advert for the Christian Dior fragrance Midnight Poison.
Eva came to his defence when he was sacked from Dior and his eponymous label last year, after he used racist language during a drunken argument.
The actress described him as “vulnerable” and “shy” at the time – remarks she still stands by.
“Oh, yeah, he is. He’s like a little bird: gentle, fragile,” she told British newspaper The Telegraph, adding about his outlandish dress sense: “Lots of shy people dress a bit too much. It’s just kind of an armour. People say the same thing about me.”
Eva has a signature red carpet look that borders on the theatrical. The stunning star often wears dark gothic designs which are heavily embellished, and her make-up is bold and sexy.
Eva says her dress sense mirrors the audacious ensembles worn by Galliano.
“I recognise myself in [Galliano] sometimes,” she added. “People think I’m so strong, but I’m very shy.”
By Justin Harp
Eva Green has revealed the inspiration for her eccentric Dark Shadows temptress Angelique Bouchard.
Lara Parker played Angelique on the original Dark Shadowssoap opera, but Green has said that a variety of influences helped her re-create the character for Tim Burton’s film.
“I got inspired by many things, you know? The music of Janis Joplin, Bette Davis in her more bonkers roles. Also, Jack Nicholson sometimes, his great way of being on the edge,” Green said, reports Flicks and Bits.
“It was many things. But also there’s something quite human about her. I think she may be the ‘baddie’ but she’s kind of a damaged character. Damaged by love.”
Green further suggested that she loved playing such an off-kilter character whose motives aren’t entirely clear.
“Angelique is definitely a bit cuckoo. She’s a very big character, she’s mad about Barnabas,” the star explained. “When we first meet her it’s in the 18th century, and she’s a servant working for the Collins family.
“She has this affair with the young master, Barnabas, but he breaks her heart when he rejects her for Josette (Bella Heathcote).
“She’s not very happy. She’s a witch and she takes her revenge by turning him into a vampire and decides to lock him in a coffin for several centuries… as we all do, you know, when we get a bit hurt.”
Green previously said that she relished the chance to work with acclaimed director Burton, who she described as “a filmmaker and a painter that [she] worship[s]“.
Dark Shadows opens on May 11 in the US and the UK.
300 star Rodrigo Santoro has clarified details about Battle of Artemisia, the much-anticipated follow-up to the original Spartan vs. Persian battle movie 300, which shot actor Gerard Butler to fame in 2006.
Rodrigo, who will be once more playing the role of Persian King Xerxes, confirmed that the movie is due to be shot this summer, and depict ancient historical events that took place alongside the storyline of its predecessor.
The actor told Collider: “I think they’re calling it a spin-off because it’s not exactly a prequel, it’s not a sequel. It takes place in the same time, you start a little earlier but then you see that it’s like a different point of view, a different camera, a different angle.
“While that battle was happening, the one that you saw in 300, there was another battle happening next to it and you will have a chance to see all of that happening and how they interact. I don’t want to ruin it.”
Rodrigo went on to reveal that this film will focus much more on his character’s childhood and how he became the Persian King: “I think they will try to do a little backstory on Xerxes and they will explain how he became ‘the God King’, which I’m excited about.”
He added: “I don’t know what it’s going to be. I’ve never played a character twice. It’s interesting. I think the challenging thing for me now will be to try to bring something new for the fans, for the audience and for myself just to make it interesting to play it again.”
The film is to be directed by Noam Murro, and it has already been revealed that Casino Royale actress Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton will be starring alongside Rodrigo in the Frank Miller graphic novel adaptation.
I’ve been able to add scans from the French magazine Studio Ciné Live that features Eva Green’s filming diary and also about 20 pages dedicated to Tim Burton, Dark Shadows and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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Studio Ciné Live (France) – May 2012
LOS ANGELES – “I think Johnny Depp is extremely sexy, especially with his long fingers (which) can do many things,” said Eva Green – eyes afire with mirth and naughtiness – about her “Dark Shadows” co-star in a recent interview.
Goaded to elaborate on “many things,” the actress purred, and said in French-accented English said: “Sshhh … I won’t tell you.” Eva, who plays a witch in “Dark Shadows,” arrived dressed in character.
“Oohhh,” said Eva when asked about her sex scene with Johnny. Eva and Johnny – who plays a vampire named Barnabas – fly around the room making passionate love – and wreck the place!
Eva laughed and said: “What’s great is that it’s not like the usual sex scene where you go, ‘Oh my God …’ You don’t sleep the night before and you have 20 people in the room. You feel extremely self-conscious and it’s never sexy. This one was just fun. For me, it was like Ken and Barbie having sex—puppet lovemaking. It was very funny. It was hard to keep a straight face.”
by TJ Dietsch
Between roles in Casino Royale and Kingdom of Heaven, Eva Green has played some pretty tough women. While her upcoming role as Angelique Bouchard in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows flexes a few different muscles, she’ll return to the realm of ass-kicking ladies in Noam Murro’s follow-up to 300, which may or may not be subtitled Battle of Artemisia.
While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Green dropped a few hints about her character Artemisia, noting that the character is based on an person from history. “She’s a commander of the Persian armada,” she said. “So she fights – she’s like a man.” The actress went on to say, “She’s another very, very strong woman that has some balls, that’s for sure.”
Directed by Murro from a script by 300 collaborators Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, the follow-up initially was touted as a prequel based on Frank Miller’s forthcoming Dark Horse miniseries Xerxes, which takes place 10 years before Thermopylae. However, there are now indications that the film is neither a prequel nor a sequel, and could instead chronicle the Battle of Artemisium, a series of naval engagements that took place simultaneously with the more famous Battle of Thermopylae depicted in 300. The film is set for an Aug. 2, 2013, release.