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Eva Green: Galliano is fragile

Posted by M. in May 10,2012 with Comments Off

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.”

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Eva Green: ‘Janis Joplin, Jack Nicholson inspired Dark Shadows role’

Posted by M. in May 10,2012 with Comments Off

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.

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’300′ Actor Rodrigo Santoro Reveals Sequel Details

Posted by M. in May 07,2012 with Comments Off

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. Read the rest of this entry »



Studio Ciné Live (France) – May 2012

Posted by M. in May 06,2012 with 3 Comments

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.

RUSSIAN FANS: We need your help because we can’t find the Russian magazine Mini that features Eva on the cover on this month of May and we’d love your contribution.

GALLERY LINK:
Studio Ciné Live (France) – May 2012



Eva Green finds Johnny Depp’s long fingers ‘extremely sexy’ ‎

Posted by M. in May 05,2012 with 2 Comments

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.” Read the rest of this entry »



InStyle UK (2012): Scans & Photoshoot

Posted by M. in May 05,2012 with Comments Off


GALLERY LINKS:
- Scans: InStyle (UK) – June 2012, thanks to Lorna
- Photoshoots: InStyle UK (2012)



Entertainment Weekly (USA) – May 11, 2012

Posted by M. in May 04,2012 with 1 Comment


GALLERY LINKS:
- Scans: InStyle (UK) – June 2012, thanks to Lorna
- Scans: Entertainment Weekly (USA) – May 11, 2012



Eva Green Says Her Character in “300″ Follow-Up Is ‘Like a Man’

Posted by M. in May 03,2012 with Comments Off

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.

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InStyle (UK) – June 2012 (Preview)

Posted by M. in May 03,2012 with Comments Off

Eva Green is featured in all her gorgeousness in 13 pages of InStyle UK!!!

More scans and photos from the Dark Shadows press conference to come later. ;)

GALLERY LINK:
- Scans: InStyle (UK) – June 2012, thanks to the wonderful Lorna



Eva Green: I sometimes think I’m like a ghost

Posted by M. in May 02,2012 with Comments Off

(Thanks to Nausicaa for the heads-up)

It’s hard not to fall under the spell of French actress Eva Green. She has an almost hypnotic way of looking at you, seeming to delight in flashing her luminous blue eyes which stand out against her porcelain complexion. Blessed with a sharp intellect and tantalising beauty, Eva is the very definition of the femme fatale. There’s an exotic quality to her. Her conversation oscillates between serious self-analysis and a delightfully random observations on life, just as she can switch effortlessly between French and English. It’s this kind of duality which sharpens the many contradictions that define her personality. Despite her chronic shyness, she often plays strong, domineering women as a means of compensating for her own insecurities. Though she loves acting, she is terrified of auditioning for parts. But whether she’s playing Vesper Lynd in 2006’s ‘Casino Royale,’ or King Arthur’s runtless half-sister Morgan in 2010’s ‘Camelot’ TV series, or sitting down for an interview, Eva Green is irresistibly enchanting, albeit mysterious!

‘I think I confuse people. I have a dark side and I also have this very playful and provocative sensibility – it depends on my mood,’ Green explains. ‘I have a lot of insecurities and so to protect myself I often project this confident air and sometimes people think I’m being cold or arrogant because of this. I would rather just relax and be my natural ironic self and I’m working on that! (Laughs) Maybe I should do a comedy instead of playing all these dark characters I’m drawn to.’

Green’s latest film is ‘Dark Shadows,’ Tim Burton’s remake of the campy Gothic soap opera that was first broadcast on the American ABC network in the late 60s. Eva plays Angelique, a lusty sorceress who is obsessively in love with Johnny Depp’s rakish patrician, Barnabas Collins, whom she turned into a vampire a few centuries earlier after he fell in love with another woman. When Barnabas reawakens in 1972, he re-joins his family descendants (led my matriarch Michelle Pfeiffer), only to find himself pursued once again by Eva’s wacky witch, resulting in acrobatic sex and other mayhem. Read the rest of this entry »



Eva Green: I was an old maid

Posted by M. in May 02,2012 with 1 Comment

Eva Green felt like an “old maid” during her childhood.

The French actress buckled down and studied hard when she was growing up. She admits she was wise beyond her years as she understood the importance of education.

“I went to a prestigious school. I was always studying, you know, I was an old maid!” Eva told the latest issue of UK magazine InStyle. “I didn’t feel like I was blooming, though. I was very shy.”

At 17, Eva enrolled at The American School in Paris where she felt “less judgment” before going on to drama school.

The 31-year-old star’s hard work has paid off as she has played a Bond girl in Casino Royale and also appeared in Kingdom of Heaven.

As she continues to see her star rise in Hollywood, she refuses to promote her status on social networking sites such as Twitter.

“Why would I do that? It’s masochistic. It’s not healthy if you become very self-conscious as an actor,” she said, shaking her head.

Eva can next be seen in Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. She plays the role of powerful witch Angelique Bouchard who imprisons a vampire when he refuses to give in to her advances.

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Eva Green: My mom supports me

Posted by M. in May 02,2012 with Comments Off

Eva Green counts herself “very lucky” to have her mother supporting her movie career.

Eva has followed in the footsteps of her mom Marlène Jobert by becoming an actress. The pair are very close and Eva wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Oh I’m married to my mother!” Eva told the latest issue of UK magazine InStyle.

“She’s a great support. I still need my mom – I should grow up! She doesn’t come on sets, but she’s there when I go home, so I can cry, I can complain and we’ll talk about the role. I’m very lucky.”

However, Eva says her mother’s career did not influence her decision to enter the entertainment industry.

Marlène was reluctant to take Eva and her twin sister Joy to watch her perform when they were growing up.

“No, not at all, she stopped acting when she was in her early forties to raise me and my sister. I never went on any movie sets,” she explained. “She was never like, ‘Oh go and be an actor’ – never.”

Eva can next be seen playing a witch in Dark Shadows and admits most of her roles have an “intense” side. She has joked that people now believe she’s like her movie characters.

“People think I’m evil, a witch,” she laughed.

“It’s so boring to play the girlfriend. Most of the women in film are there to be beautiful for the man. It’s quite hard to find a ballsy or complex character. So the roles I’ve taken are those. Lots of people put me in the daaaaarrrrk category.”

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Madame Figaro (France) – April 27, 2012

Posted by M. in Apr 28,2012 with 2 Comments

I was delighted to find Eva in the cover of this week’s Madame Figaro, both full sized and pocket versions. Ms Green is stunning and sizzling as a vampish blonde.

GALLERY LINKS:
- Scans: Madame Figaro (France) – April 27, 2012
- Photoshoots/Outtakes: Madame Figaro France (2012)



Io Donna (Italy) – April 14, 2012

Posted by M. in Apr 13,2012 with 3 Comments

I was delighted to find Eva in the cover of Corriere Della Sera’s weekly magazine Io Donna which comes out this Saturday, April 14th. Ms Green talks about The Dreamers, Casino Royale, Dark Shadows, her family, Isabelle Adjani and love.

GALLERY LINK:
- Scans from 2012: Io Donna (Italy) – April 14, 2012

Eva Green, from Bertolucci to Tim Burton:

“I can’t do anything if I don’t like normal roles. I love people who have secrets, matters of life and death. In this materialistic world, I only want love and romanticism”.



Vanity Fair (USA) – April 2012

Posted by M. in Mar 31,2012 with 4 Comments

Gallery link:
Vanity Fair (USA) – April 2012

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton are currently being featured in several magazines around the world. Not only don’t we have access to all of them, nor can we afford to buy all of them off Ebay, but we’re doing our very best. We’re trying to focus on magazines that include new photos & stills, interviews, articles, interesting tidbits about Eva Green and her character Angelique Bouchard. If you can help us with scans, please contact us.