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G   /   January 31, 2015   /   1 Comment

By Oliver Lyttelton

 

8. “The Dreamers”
An extremely polarizing NC-17 film upon its release, Bernardo Bertolucci’s wantonly naive — perhaps revisionist — paean to his ’60s counter-culture heyday is a valentine to the thrilling rush of New Wave cinema and an impetuous kind of sonic youth. It can be a little heavy-handed if you’re not a devout quixotic cineaste (but can you really hate on references to “Mouchette” and “Bande à part“?). But drunk on idealism, it throbs with erotic voltage and is fraught with romantic spontaneity — and it’s a film that is done wonders by repeat viewings and is deeply in need of a second glance. Featuring excellent performances by its three leads (especially a deliciously wicked and sultry Eva Green; the boys are Michael Pitt and Louis Garrel) the trio play disaffected youths insulated in a palatial Paris apartment, experimenting with sexuality, exploring abstract notions, philosophy and challenging social mores while the world outside is pregnant with unrest and discordant anomie. Its rich guilelessness is in essence its strength (the title says its all), as the film voluptuously (and profanely) lurches forward like an ardent molotov cocktail to the chest.

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Source: Indiewire

G   /   January 30, 2015   /   0 Comments

By Lisa Niven

 

EVA GREEN has been signed by L’Oréal Professionnel as the brand’s new international spokesperson. The actress – perhaps best known for her role as Bond Girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale – will be the face of the brand’s 2015 launches from February.

“As an actress, hair is so important. You need a very good relationship with your hairdresser and together we create the hairstyles. My hairdresser uses, of course, the leader of hair products, L’Oréal Professionnel. I am very glad to be on board on this new adventure,” Green said in a statement.

This year, Green – who appeared on the cover of Vogue’s January 2008 issue – will begin shooting Tim Burton’s new film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, as well as reprising her role in American television series Penny Dreadful, in which she stars alongside Josh Hartnett.

“We have chosen Eva Green because she perfectly embodies our values: She is extremely sensitive to fashion trends and counts on the expertise of hairdressers, both on and off screen,” said Anne-Laure Lecerf, International Managing Director at L’Oréal Professionnel. “Her beauty, modernity and personal appeal captivate. I am convinced that Eva Green will be an amazing advantage for L’Oréal Professionnel.”

Green will be the new face for the strategic 2015 launches, including Wet Domination by Tecni.ART; this styling range will be available in L’Oréal Professionnel hair salons from February 2015. www.lorealprofessionnel.co.uk

Source: Vogue UK

G   /   January 30, 2015   /   0 Comments

L’Oreal Professionnel is proud to announce that Eva Green – Bond girl in Casino Royale, heroin of the new hit TV series Penny Dreadful and star of the next film by Tim Burton, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,which will be released in 2016 – is the new international spokesperson for L’Oreal Professionnel.

Born in Paris on July 6, 1980, Eva Green possesses a feminine and magnetic beauty. She is one of the most talented international actresses of her generation. She also has a great awareness of fashion and beauty trends. Eva is particularly renowned for her translucent complexion, blue eyes and her signature brunette hair, which she often transforms for films and red carpet appearances. Whether wearing a loose, wavy style or a sophisticated and glamorous chignon, Eva Green always channels powerful femininity.

Eva takes pride in her hair and has built a relationship of trust with her hairdresser. “As an actress, hair is so important. You need a very good relationship with your hairdresser and together we create the hairstyles. My hairdresser uses, of course, the leader of hair products, L’Oreal Professionnel. I am very glad to be on board on this new adventure,” she says.

At 34, Eva Green has more than 18 films and TV series to her name. She has often played enigmatic heroines in fantastic and surreal worlds.  She chooses her roles carefully and has worked on superb films as well as wonderful collaborations with renowned filmmakers.

Eva began her film career in 2003. She was offered her first screen role by Bertolucci in his film The Dreamers. She went on to star alongside Romain Duris in Arsene Lupin in 2004 before heading to Hollywood in 2005. She launched her international career after just a few months thanks to Ridley Scott who cast her as his leading lady, Sybille, in Kingdom of Heaven.

In 2006, she joined the ranks of the famous and beautiful Bond girls, landing the role of Vesper Lynd alongside Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. She continued to appeal to audiences in large-scale productions like Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp and Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For as well as independent films like Perfect Sense and White Bird.

In 2015, she will begin shooting Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children while also continuing to appear in the hit American TV series Penny Dreadful, in which she plays the title role alongside Josh Hartnett.

“We have chosen Eva Green because she perfectly embodies our values: She is extremely sensitive to fashion trends and counts on the expertise of hairdressers, both on and off screen. Her beauty, modernity & personal appeal captivate. I am convinced that Eva Green will be an amazing advantage for L’Oreal Professionnel,” says Anne-Laure Lecerf, International Managing Director at L’Oreal Professionnel.

Source: PR Newswire

Watch the teaser trailer HERE, Official Video Announcement with a message from Eva HERE and the Full Video Announcement with a short interview and message from Eva HERE.

G   /   January 29, 2015   /   0 Comments

WINNER: BEST ACTRESS

Eva Green (Penny Dreadful)

One of the most fearless and raw tv performances in years was gifted to us by Eva Green, who played a Victorian Era woman having to battle very real inner demons. Never afraid to give her all – sometimes going to such extreme places that you almost felt empathetic exhaustion watching her – Green was absolutely riveting throughout Penny Dreadful’s first season.

 

Rest of the category and other nominees and winners HERE.

 

Source: IGN

G   /   January 29, 2015   /   0 Comments

By Brian Formo

Perhaps we should reconsider what deserves a Best Actress nomination.

Eva Green – We have spent a lot of time on Green in our year-end wrap ups. I’ll let CraveOnline’s film editor, William Bibbianni summarize our collective thoughts: “Eva Green is so ludicriously charismatic in 300: Rise of an Empirthat we still can’t quite get over it. As the villainous Artemisia, she manipulates, decapitates, and even copulates with the fury of a God. And as the sociopathic femme fatale in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (also based on the works of Frank Miller, she boasted that same magnetism. Someone get Eva Green a better movie, right now.”

Rest of the list HERE.

Source: CraveOnline

G   /   January 29, 2015   /   1 Comment

By Trace Thurman

 

Penny Dreadful – The Séance

Talk about a slow burn. Penny Dreadful has one of the most interesting narratives of any TV show I’ve ever seen. Based on the pilot alone, it is clear that the destination is not what’s important with this show, but rather the journey instead. Penny Dreadful takes its sweet time getting to the point, and at first I was a little bored but after a while I became mesmerized by how beautiful it was. That pretty much changed after the second episode, appropriately titled Séance. If Eva Green doesn’t get an Emmy nomination next year (and let’s face it, she probably won’t) it will be a sad day for TV indeed. All of the performances are top notch, but Green nearly steals every scene she is in. Her tour de force performance in the second episode involves her character becoming possessed at the titular event and it’s phenomenal.

 

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Source: Bloody Disgusting

 

G   /   January 23, 2015   /   1 Comment

By Willa Paskin

Mo, you have already chimed in for Penny Dreadful, but I want to chime in particularly for Eva Green. She plays Vanessa Ives, a woman with a traumatic past and a penchant for communing with spirits. Late in the season she became possessed, and not by some semi-friendly neighborhood spirit. Ives’ possession looked painful, brutal, and physically taxing. Green threw her body around with convincing abandon and was even scarier when she opened her mouth. (I will say, Mo, that I found Reeve Carney as Dorian Grey, his kissing abilities aside, to be a total bore—a handsome dull patch.) Prior to Penny Dreadful, I always thought of Green as the best-ever Bond girl. That may be a debate for another club, but it speaks to the regularity with which Green toggles between small and silver screens.

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Source: Slate

G   /   January 23, 2015   /   0 Comments

By Collider Staff

 

Penny Dreadful – “Closer Than Sisters”

Eva Green should be getting some awards recognition for her work on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful.  Want to see why?  All you have to do is watch episode 5, “Closer Than Sisters.”  It was pretty clear that she was going to own the show after the seance scene in episode 2, but “Closer Than Sisters” isn’t just a standout installment because of one mind-blowing moment.  Green nails a drastic single-episode arc that takes Vanessa from a bright, kind young woman to one plagued by demons and darkness.  “Closer Than Sisters” functions as a brilliant character piece and standalone episode, but it was also a major game changer for the rest of the show.  Whether you’re watching a scene between Vanessa and Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) or one during which she’s exploring her budding romance with Dorian Grey (Reeve Carney), it all comes back to what she experienced in this episode. – Perri Nemiroff

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Source: Collider

G   /   January 22, 2015   /   0 Comments

By Araceli Roach

Penny Dreadful returns to Showtime in just a few months. The Gothic horror series – which boasted an all-star cast, including Eva Green, Josh Hartnett and Timothy Dalton – captured its audience by combining the right amount of sex, violence and sensational tales to keep viewers enthralled until the very end, and now it hopes to raise the stakes in season 2.

Season 1 of the new series saw numerous characters discover and accept their dreadful fates. By season’s end, Ethan (Hartnett) had transformed into a werewolf to avoid returning to America, while Vanessa (Green) questioned whether she truly wanted to be normal, even after Malcolm (Dalton) sacrificed his own daughter to save her.

Yet perhaps the most tragic moment of all came when an already deathly-ill Brona (Billie Piper) died at the hands of Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) so that his creation Caliban (Rory Kinnear) could have a mate.

And things are only going to get worse this year for everyone. Whereas last season Vanessa and the rest of the key players did as they pleased, season 2 will find them on the run. According to Executive Producer John Logan at this week’s TCA Press Tour, “Last season, our heroes were hunters. This season, they’re hunted.” And if you watched the new trailer above, you’ll understand why.

Merely a recurring character in season 1, Helen McCrory’s dark witch Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), who seems to enjoy bathing in a tub of blood, will become the main antagonist this season. Like many other villains before her, Poole of course believes she’s doing the right thing.

“She has a noble calling even though it runs counter to Sir Malcolm’s,” says Logan. “She might think she’s on the side of the angels, even though she’s on the side of the devils.”

And joining her this season will be Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate. Together the two characters will bring a proper human villain to Penny Dreadful after the vampires of season 1. They’ll not only become major antagonists for Vanessa but for all the characters.

Logan also said to critics, “We sort of unleash hell in this season. It’s our make or break season.” Let’s hope it’s a good one.

Season 2 of Penny Dreadful premieres April 26th @10pm on Showtime.

Source: ScreenRant

G   /   January 20, 2015   /   2 Comments

By Kara Howland

 

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

I love genre shows, so when I heard Showtime’s Penny Dreadful would include mashup of some of the best known horror villains there are — Frankenstein’s monster, vampires, a wolf man — I knew we were in for a treat. That combined with the strange and tormented lives of all the main characters makes for an interesting and intriguing show. Now that I’ve been introduced to these characters and come to know them a bit better, I can’t wait to see how their relationships change and mature as they fight a new villain.

Timothy Dalton, Josh Hartnett, Harry Treadaway, Helen McCrory and EP John Logan participated in a panel at the Winter 2015 TCAs for Showtime. They discussed their characters, what we can look forward to in season 2 and more.

“I don’t really think so, did we? It was clear in the writing. You take the writing. The blueprint is there. The essence is there. Eva and I and John, we just make it work.Timothy Dalton

“Tim’s a great example of how, for me, the second season is different from the first, because when I wrote these characters, they didn’t exist. The actors didn’t exist, other than Eva Green being in my head, I had no idea who these actors were going to be. Now I’ve spent a year with them. I’ve worked with them on set. I’ve seen their performances and their voices have gotten into my head.”John Logan

I don’t remember the last time I saw an actress give a performance that was as committed as what Eva did in the first season of that show, aggressively committed. Can you talk a little bit about working with her when she was in those fugue states, as it were.

Timothy: “Well, I did a lot of work with her last year. Most of my work was with her. I will tell you simply, there were occasions when I was really proud, as a man and as an actor, to be on that set with her. I could have cheated.”

Harry Treadaway: “I felt sorry for her at times. She was cowering in the corner and possessed and dankering and scabs all over her and paper fiddling with her.”

Timothy: “And she had to get up at 4:00 in the morning.”

Harry: “‘Are you all right?’ ‘Let’s just do the scene.’ But she was brilliant. She was brilliant.”

Season 2 synopsis, from Showtime:

Season 2 finds Vanessa and Ethan forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene, unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray, the Creature and Brona are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator; Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate; and Jonny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past.

Season 2 of Penny Dreadful premieres Sunday, April 26th at 10/9c on Showtime.

Read the rest of the interview here

G   /   January 16, 2015   /   3 Comments

By Jeff York

Premium cable’s new horror series “Penny Dreadful” was good in its debut season, with the potential to be truly great in its sophomore effort. Star Eva Green however, was never anything less than extraordinary throughout. Whether channeling demons in a séance or archly flirting with costar Josh Hartnett, you couldn’t take your eyes off of her saucy and sinful Vanessa Ives character.

And about halfway through the eight-episode run, show creator John Logan pushed some of the lesser narrative threads to the back in favor of letting the Vanessa character take over. Smart move as Green is one of the best actresses working today and she makes each minute she’s in “Penny Dreadful” into something sublime.

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Source: Examiner

G   /   November 29, 2014   /   2 Comments

By Manuela Ravasio

 

We interviewed Julia Fullerton-Batten, the first woman photographer behind the lens for the brand of red passion.

What does this mean for you, the word “muse”? 
The muse is someone who is a source of inspiration for creative work. Eva Green was definitely: in a week of intense work together to achieve the Campari 2015 calendar. I feel privileged to have had her as my muse. I was really excited to work with her. As a viewer I always liked her attitude on the set. I was very impressed with the patience she have shown for the realization of these photos. Working with Eva was a revelation for my work usually choose styles found on the streets, but Eva showed me a rich variety of expressions, gestures, personality that I had never met before. 

As you have represented the culture of the beverage Campari in 12 months?
In working with Eva and the team we have tried to associate the theme Mythology Mixology with everyday life, something that would unite the lovers of Campari with a menu of 12 classic drink from the long story but still loved, and drunk from the public. For this reason, the ones you see in the shots reflect the true nature of Campari, including contemporary, inspiration and imagination. Then the scarlet Campari returns in clothes and make-up of Eva, and then a location and coordination of lights which enter into this balance. The entire calendar I think that conveys the very idea of a fairytale event.

“Ducks” from the set that you can / want to reveal? 

Eva loved to entertain us with a lot of funny expressions. On one of these occasions, while we were shooting a scene on a counter, took the soda siphon and sprayed everywhere … .she definitely relaxed the set!

 

Thank you to Valentina for translating this article-interview for us!

 

Source: Marie Claire Italy

G   /   November 28, 2014   /   2 Comments

Eva Green wishes she could have a live-in hairstylist.

The 34-year-old beauty cemented her style-icon status when she appeared as Bond girl Vesper Lynd in 2006’s Casino Royale, with Daniel Craig by her side as 007.

She’s known for her trademark flowing brunette locks, and while it might look like she knows just how to tame her mane, she says it’s all an illusion.

“Oh god… If I could, I’d have a hairstylist living at mine, who does it for me every morning,” she admitted to German magazine Jolie.

“In that sense, I’m just like a man. I spend absolutely no time whatsoever on my everyday look. I do it like this: shake hair upside down, tie it up, done!”

While raven locks have become her trademark, Eva’s hair is actually dark blonde. In the future, she could imagine going back to a lighter shade.

“I’ve been dyeing my hair since I was 15,” she shared. “I’d love to try going platinum blonde. Unfortunately, it’s so bad for your hair. I suggested it to my hairdresser and he said, ‘Well, OK, good luck.'”

Since becoming an A-lister, Eva is a regular at red-carpet events. However, she admits it’s not always easy finding the perfect look.

“At home in the mirror, everything looks great. Then the flash photography starts up and with the light complexion and the dark hair, you look like you’re in a horror movie,” she grimaced.

“I have to be careful not to look like a ghost in pictures. But you can’t really control what happens on the red carpet.”

 

Source: Belfast Telegraph

G   /   November 27, 2014   /   8 Comments

By Fernanda Baldioti

 

The star of  calendar 2015, the french actress collects stuffed animals and only watch movies on plane

LONDON – At first glance, the production can cause impact: dress and red lipstick, and Louboutin sandals and a powerful make-up  worthy of a diva of the cinema. But the look that Eva Green wore last Wednesday in a suite at the Ace Hotel in London, to launch the 2015 Calendar of Campari, is almost a costume, hand-picked for her to play one of the roles that is considered more difficult: to be herself.

“I hate it when, in a few photoshoots, I have to pose in front and smiling. Therefore I prefer to embody a character, with beautiful clothes, heavy makeup. It’s like an armor.” she explains, who under the lens of the prestigious German photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten gave life to the stories of twelve classic drinks that are based on traditional Italian drink .

But hiding behind her characters is not the only tactic Eva Green does to overcome shyness and flourish her best-known facet of femme fatale in movies. Considered one of the sexiest women in the cinema, the French actress, who played Bond girl Vesper Lynd in “Casino Royale” (2006), calls attention not to have stunning curves. Nor is it the kind that is making faces to test your power of conquest. Eva prefers a game of seduction less obvious, which attracts more by the atmosphere of mystery that she creates around herself, starting with the choice of enigmatic role such as the witch Serafina Pekkala  in “The Golden Compass” (2007); the witch Angelique , in “Shadows of the Night” (2012), and currently the scary Vanessa Ives, in the series “Penny Dreadful”.

“The mysterious people who have secrets and are not obvious, are more attractive, more interesting. We lost the mystery in our society. With the internet, it no longer exists. I find this sad.”, she philosophizes, that makes a point of staying away from social networks: “I  use  my iPhone basically to exchange emails and take pictures.”

Off screen, without the typical supernatural powers of some of her characters, Eva keeps the element of suspense from day to day displaying a goth look: black clothing, smoky eyes and blond hair dyed black dramatically parted to the side. Not to mention the eccentric habits, such as a passion for taxidermy. Simply enter the living room of her house  to come across some skulls and a series of stuffed animals (ranging from birds to an aurochs, an extinct species of bulls).”They find me strange because I have these things. And still think I collect art pieces. I love art, but this is a myth.” she says.

The exotic decor contrasts with the classic beauty, her soft voice  and the almost demure way of the actress, who considers herself an “old lady” and not think twice before giving up a party to stay at home surrounded by friends and even alone: “I do not say lonely, but I like being myself. I am very quiet. For me, the less we say the better. I dont like to spend hours on the phone. I’m a strange animal…” she defined herself, who, however, does not dispense from an invitation to eat well. “I love food but do not have much patience for cooking. I prefer to spend my money going to good restaurants.”

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G   /   November 25, 2014   /   3 Comments

By Sydney Bucksbaum

Can Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) ever really live a normal life on Penny Dreadful?

Or more importantly, does she even want to live a normal life?

All throughout season one of the hit Showtime drama, Vanessa was driven by her inner demons, and sometimes, she even liked the way they made her feel. They “empowered” her in a way, despite all the troubles they brought to her life.

When Showtime’s horror series returns for season two, Vanessa is going to have to make a choice about her demons: exorcise them or learn to live with them for good.

We’ve got your exclusive first look at the journey Vanessa is going to take in season two. Watch the new clip above, with commentary from Green herself!

Green also revealed that in season two of Penny Dreadful, the relationship between Ethan (Josh Hartnett) and Vanessa “is going to be very much explored.”

“They’re going to get closer,” Green said. “It’s a very beautiful relationship.”

While season two doesn’t have a premiere date scheduled yet, it is set to air in 2015.

Source: EOnline