Posted by M. in Jun 25,2012 with 2 Comments
I’ve scanned and added to our gallery an “old” new interview with Eva for a French magazine where she explains what made her want to take part in Camelot (for example: the opportunity to work on her storyline with the screenwriter), what she thinks of Morgan, etc. It’s a very nice reading if you understand French or liked Eva as Morgan.
Tele Cable Sat (France) – January 7-13, 2012
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Posted by M. in Oct 05,2011 with 2 Comments
By Oliver Franklin
“Do I have an interest in sex?” Eva Green smirks and for a brief moment GQ.com is entranced by the smoky-eyed glare that snared Bond himself. The austere atmosphere of our surroundings – a businesslike board room of London’s Mayfair hotel – doesn’t ease the tension. Then we politely correct her. “Oh… insects!” she says dissolving into a giggle, “I thought you asked that very seriously.” Despite her public image as a Gallic enchantress, earned through films like The Dreamers, Camelot and of course as Vesper in Casino Royale, Eva Green is in reality a well-read enthusiast with an amateur passion for entomology. Here to discuss her latest role is as a virus-fighting scientist in Perfect Sense, we sat down with Green to discuss restaurant advice, dating tips and buying beetles for Tim Burton.
What attracts you to a small independent film like this?
A film can be big, or small, I have to just fall in love with it. To connect with the character, the script, and the director. Sometimes they say to you “You should do that for your career, it’s a big thing, people will go and see it” but I wouldn’t be able to, because my heart wouldn’t be in it. I would drive people quite mad.
What do people get wrong about Ewan McGregor?
He is obsessed by his motorbikes, but he’s not very macho – he’s the opposite! That’s the great thing about him. He has a very strong feminine side. I don’t mean camp or anything like that, but he understands women very well. Sometimes with big movie stars they play a character and they’re very paranoid, but he’s not afraid to show his emotions. For me those are the real men.
What restaurant would you recommend?
St John Bread & Wine in Commercial Street, opposite Spitalfields Market. I go there every week. I love it, it’s very special. You can eat Ox heart, beautiful vegetables, great English desserts. It’s all about the ingredients. Not nouvelle cuisine, just very real, beautiful food.
How should a man dress to impress you?
The worst is when men try too hard, because it’s not very masculine. Your outfit has to look like “Oh, I just grabbed that.” Not too calculated. Jeans, a t-shirt: the simpler the better.
What scent should a man wear?
I’m not really keen on men wearing perfumes. It’s just a bit wrong! I don’t find it sexy. I prefer essential oils – patchouli is nice.
Your next film is Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp.
We’ve just finished filming it. Oh, it was wonderful. I mean not “blah blah blah bull****, but they were really the kindest group of people I’ve ever worked with.
What do you and Johnny have in common?
Johnny loves insects too. He also loves skulls – it’s a good luck thing. Sometimes people see that as something a bit morbid but I’ve always liked skulls and insects. When I go to New York I always go to this amazing shop called The Evolution Store in SoHo, where they have weird stuff and beautiful insects. For Tim Burton’s birthday I gave him a rainbow beetle. He loved it!
What was the last great book you read?
Johnny gave me the most amazing present: Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire. It’s full of amazing sketches and such beautiful words. Baudelaire was a true artist, and very gifted.
You are friends with John Galliano. Is fashion duller without the likes of him and Alexander McQueen?
To me Jean Paul Gaultier is very brave and mad – but in a nice very theatrical way. People are ruthless in the crazy fashion world, but Galliano will come back, people make mistakes. He’s too talented and he’s a very kind person, so it will be forgotten.
Were you upset that Camelot wasn’t picked up for a second series?
I have to say TV is very hard. It was a very intense shoot and very quick. We had the scripts just a few days before and I like to practice, so it was hard for me. The good thing was I had a very close relationship with the writer, so we built the character together and I loved Morgan. She was very ballsy, very cool, but vulnerable, so not completely evil. You know it was quite successful in America, but it just didn’t happen.
Finally, what do people get wrong about you?
That I’m cold, distant, or that dark femme fatale. Magazines like to put me in that box, because I like doing photoshoots using a lot of a makeup or something. But in reality I’m a blonde!
Posted by M. in Aug 12,2011 with 11 Comments
“She’s so poised, so elegant, always dressed in Chanel. Men drop at her feet. I don’t think Eva even tries; it’s just the way she talks to you — very intense and she kind of flirts with you.”
Posted by Stef in Jul 01,2011 with 12 Comments
The ambitious project starring Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Eva Green wont continue because of “production challenges,” says Starz.
Starz has decided not to move forward with a second season of its period piece, Camelot.
Though the series came out of the gate strong, delivering Starz’ largest ever opening for a new drama in early April, it struggled to break out in a particularly crowded cable landscape (see AMC’s The Killing, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Showtime’s Borgias). A Starz rep noted hefty production hurdles in a statement: “Due to significant production challenges, Starz has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of Camelot with our production partners GK-tv, Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions.”
The ambitious project — a contemporary retelling of the Arthurian legend starring Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Eva Green– was the first series order made by Chris Albrecht, who took the reins as chief executive in early 2010. As he and his executives have said, the series fit squarely with the channel’s desire to focus on big, popcorn fare that can play well domestically as well as internationally. In this case, the Irish-based Camelot did satisfy the latter.
The news comes just a month and a half after Starz unveiled a Camelot game on Facebook, a means to further engage viewers and generate ancillary revenue for the period show.
Posted by Stef in Jun 13,2011 with 3 Comments
As we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to Camelot this Friday, the UK gets ready for the return of the King!
Scans > What’s On TV (UK) – June 11-17, 2011, thanks to Lorna
Scans > Daily Record Saturday (UK) – June 11, 2011, thanks to Lorna
Scans > Daily Express Saturday (UK) – June 11, 2011, thanks to Lorna
Scans > Daily Star – Hot TV (UK) – June 11, 2011, thanks to Lorna
Scans > Your TV Week (UK) – June 11-17, 2011, thanks to Lorna
Posted by Stef in Jun 07,2011 with Comments Off
Posted by Stef in May 27,2011 with 2 Comments
The patchwork of fields around Wicklow, Ireland, are echoing to the clash of heavy broadswords as King Arthur’s knights ride into battle. The young Arthur himself is leading his men in defence of throne and realm.
From the castle on the hill behind him he is watched by his half-sister, the sorceress Morgan Le Fay, who is plotting his downfall so she can inherit his crown.
Yes, just another working day in Camelot, the fabled capital of Arthur’s medieval kingdom and also the title of a mega-budget TV series that begins next month – shifted from its mythical location of Cornwall to the Irish Republic to take advantage of the stunning scenery and the local tax breaks.
‘Arthur has got his hands full with me,’ says sultry French actress Eva Green, who plays Morgan. A former Bond girl, her double agent Vesper Lynd broke Daniel Craig’s heart in his 007 debut Casino Royale and won her a Rising Star Bafta. ‘Morgan is a mass of contradictions – a saint, a healer and a witch – which confuses Arthur. She starts as somebody damaged and bitterly ruthless, yet little by little she shows her vulnerabilities.’
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