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Stef   /   April 13, 2011   /   2 Comments

SPOILER ALERT: The below preview and sneak peek videos both contain spoilers with regard to Morgan’s storyline in the next episode, so please proceed with caution.

Stef   /   April 13, 2011   /   0 Comments
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CableFAX: Storytellers have revisited the Camelot legend so many times. Why did you want to be a part of yet another retelling?

Green: They approached me. I was a bit reluctant. And then I met Chris Chibnall, who was just so passionate about it and told me a lot about the story and where he wanted to go with the characters. They’re so calm and complex. She’s borderline brave but also very damaged, very sensitive. As an actor, it’s really great. It’s a gift.

CableFAX: Why the initial reluctance?

Green: Because you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. They give you a [series] bible, and you need to trust the people you’re going to work with and, thank God, I’m very proud of all the 10 episodes that we did.

CableFAX: Up until now, you’ve been a movie actress. This was your first TV experience. How was it different for you?

Green: It’s very intense. The pace of it is very intense. Otherwise, it’s the same as any other movies. It’s very fast. I learned a lot, actually. You have to sometimes just stop thinking. You just go for it. It’s a different pace. But it’s okay. I usually prep too much, so it was good.

M.   /   April 10, 2011   /   10 Comments


Camelot > Episode 2
Camelot > Episode 3

Thanks to my friend Annie.

M.   /   April 07, 2011   /   1 Comment

Camelot > Promotional Shots & Stills

Thanks to About Camelot.

M.   /   April 05, 2011   /   4 Comments

The lead actors of Camelot, the epic King Arthur series that launches at MIPTV’s World Premiere TV Screening April 4, talk to MIPBlog about their characters, and the making of this major production (10 episodes) from indie outfit GK-TV:

Thanks to About Camelot.

M.   /   April 05, 2011   /   6 Comments
M.   /   April 04, 2011   /   2 Comments
Stef   /   April 04, 2011   /   2 Comments

French actress Eva Green, 30, all angular features and piercing blue eyes, got her start playing a clothing-averse hedonist in Bernardo Bertolucci’s erotic political drama The Dreamers. Since then she’s worked hard to challenge the assumption that she is some latter-day Maria Schneider, yet has sorta stoked it, too, by starring as a hottie princess in Ridley Scott’s Crusades drama Kingdom of Heaven and a smarter-than-average Bond girl in Casino Royale. But starting tonight, she can be seen in the new series Camelot, playing her ugliest role yet: sneering sorceress Morgan Le Fay, who’s out to destroy her sun-kissed half-brother King Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower) and his bestie, Merlin (Joseph Fiennes), in a bid for the throne. This being a Starz series, there is a heap of sex and violence. But as Green explains to Vulture, Camelot may finally be her ticket to another specialty: weirdness.

You’ve said that when you do a nude scene, you have to think twice. Why is that?
The Dreamers was the first movie I ever made, and people made such a fuss when it came out. Sex was a theme, but there was more to it. And then I saw a lot of pictures of me naked [on the Internet] — oh my God. This was terrible. I love the movie, but now I know that if I do a nude scene that people will talk about it. I always feel like I have to prove myself. I want to be taken seriously.

Knowing Starz has earned a reputation for pushing boundaries, why would you take this role?
This is not Spartacus at all. I have one sex scene. I don’t want to disappoint people [laughs]. That is it. Then Morgan’s a nun. She’s disappointed by men. She’s not a lesbian, either, but she surrounds herself with strong women. This is not, like, a show about sex and violence.

Have you seen Spartacus?
I don’t know if I can talk about that. I’ve seen bits and pieces. It’s … interesting. But this is not Spartacus.

Camelot certainly has violence, though.
Yeah. You’ll see it evolve. I mean, for my character.

Stef   /   April 04, 2011   /   2 Comments

Famed for her beauty since she was handpicked for “The Dreamers” by Bernardo Bertolucci, actress Eva Green has a penchant for choosing complex roles and feisty characters. As Morgan in the new Starz epic “Camelot,” she embarks on a power struggle to wrestle power from her brother Arthur, locking horns with Joseph Fiennes’ Merlin and poisoning her father to boot.

Speaking in Cannes on the eve of MipTV, she tells The Hollywood Reporter about intensity, comedy and why she likes getting ugly.

The Hollywood Reporter: What is Morgan like?

Eva Green: I love her, she’s a very cool character for a woman. You don’t get many roles like her. She’s ballsy, she’s manipulative, she’s very brave, but also sort of damaged and vulnerable. Little by little you understand why she behaves like this. She’s an empowering, strong character. There aren’t that many strong female roles — that’s why the character was very appealing.

THR: How does making this miniseries compare to making films?

Green: It’s completely intense — so much quicker — the pace is completely crazy. I’m usually quite cerebral and like to think about something before I do it. Here I had to trust my instinct much more and I learned a lot — don’t think, do. But otherwise it’s the same job. You don’t really notice the difference, just the pace.

Stef   /   April 04, 2011   /   0 Comments

Thanks to Laurent for the press release. For additional information, links and contacts, please read the complete press release here.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joseph Fiennes, Eva Green, Jamie Campbell Bower, John Barrowman, Bill Pullman, Oliver Hirschbiegel, John Doman, Assumpta Serna, Shawn Doyle and Jon M. Chu are just some of the stars who will be attending MIPTV 2011, which runs 4-7 April in Cannes.

For the first time in eight years – and having just announced his movie comeback – Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back in Cannes, taking part in MIPTV. He will unveil an international TV series, full details of which he will reveal in a press conference on 4 April at the Hotel Majestic, at noon.*

Joseph Fiennes (Elizabeth, Shakespeare in Love), Eva Green (Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Twilight New Moon) all star in the eagerly-awaited Camelot, a new version of the legendary adventures of King Arthur, which will be presented by GK-tv at the MIPTV World Premiere TV Screenings. The first two episodes of the series will be screened in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals, on 4 April at 6pm, followed by an exclusive Q&A session with the stars. A Camelot press conference will be held on 4 April, in the Blue Lounge of the Palais des Festivals, at 3pm.

Stef   /   March 31, 2011   /   1 Comment

On the new Starz series “Camelot,” Green treats herself big-time — and makes the most of it.

There she is, as Morgan, in the series’ opening scene, fiercely facing down King Uther, the father Morgan believes has betrayed her. Drawing on her sorcery skills, she soon will arrange the king’s sudden death. She means to succeed him on the throne. And when Uther’s unknown son, Arthur, emerges to claim the crown, Morgan declares war on her half brother as well as the wizard Merlin, Arthur’s mysterious mentor.

“This castle and realm should be mine,” she proclaims.

“Camelot” premieres Friday at 10 p.m. EDT (airing opposite “Merlin,” a retelling of the Arthurian legend with Merlin as a young man, now in its third season on Syfy).

“Camelot” stars heartthrob Jamie Campbell Bower (the “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” film sagas) as Arthur, a carefree, impetuous young man who was raised from infancy as a commoner and is as surprised as anyone to learn his destiny: to lead Britain from a dark, troubled present into a bright, hope-filled tomorrow.

Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love,” the TV series “FlashForward”) is Merlin, who has foreseen the legend of Arthur and aims to see it come to pass.

But Merlin and Arthur will have their hands full with Morgan as their rival.

M.   /   March 30, 2011   /   1 Comment

Passionate actress Eva Green stays true to her surname by conserving water.

True to her name, Eva Green is conscious when it comes to water conservation. “I don’t have baths anymore. I take showers,” says the French-born actress, who plays the witchy Morgan in “Camelot,” Starz’ new retelling of the Arthurian legend, premiering April 1. Best known for her role as Vesper Lynd in the 2006 version of “Casino Royale,” Green eagerly took on the role she deems “a great character, full of colors. It’s a gift. I always wanted to play dark characters, like Lady Macbeth and Cleopatra, so it was a dream. It’s not a clichéd role. She’s not evil. I see her more as damaged. She believes herself to be the rightful heir to the throne, but because she’s a woman, she’s denied it and she will do absolutely anything to get it back.”

Morgan’s nemesis is Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) “because he has put Arthur on the throne. But she kind of respects him,” says Green. “She adores toying with him, like a cat with a mouse. We have a lot of taunting and teasing scenes.” The two handle their abilities differently, she adds. “Merlin is kind of world-weary when it comes to magic. He has seen and experienced too much. For Morgan, magic is new to her, and she’s drawn to it. It’s very exciting, like a drug.”

The ten-episode series shoots in Ireland, which Green adores. “I feel very at peace there. It’s just magical and beautiful,” she raves, happy to spend five months there playing something more than eye candy. “It’s not a girlfriend role. It’s a real ballsy character. She has guts, and that’s nice to play.” Having completed a film called “Perfect Sense” with Ewan McGregor, “a love story with the background of a worldwide epidemic,” she’s attached to a Maria Callas bio project, now in the scripting stage, and will likely play Angelique opposite Johnny Depp in a film version of the gothic-horror TV series “Dark Shadows.”

“I need to feel proud of my work and I need to be in love with a character,” Green says. “I can’t just do work and work and work. I work less maybe than other actors because of that, but I need to be passionate about it.”


Stef   /   March 29, 2011   /   0 Comments

Most of us know Eva Green as the ethereal Vesper Lynd, the woman who broke James Bond (Daniel Craig)’s heart in Casino Royale and tragically died as a result of her betrayal.

That character went on to make Green one of the most popular Bond girls of all time and she finally became an international star after years of working in theatre, doing off-beat movies like The Dreamers; and having small roles in big movies that failed to become blockbusters such as Kingdom of Heaven and The Golden Compass.

Her latest movie is Perfect Sense, a romantic comedy opposite Ewan McGregor which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival.

Green’s mother is French actress Marlene Jobert while her father is Swedish dentist Walter Green. Her exotic looks can be attributed to her mixed parentage and she seems to fit into a variety of roles well.

Stef   /   March 29, 2011   /   2 Comments

A role in “Casino Royale” a few years back helped elevate Eva Green in the eyes of Hollywood decision makers, but along with the attention came a lot of offers for the prettygirlfriend roles.

Green, however, turns them down.

“I do, but that’s probably why I don’t work much,” says Green, who stars in Starz’s new miniseries, “Camelot.”

“I don’t think I’d be very good, because I need to be passionate about something,” she adds. “I think small parts are even harder than big parts. I find it quite hard. I like strong women who have secrets and are a bit f-ed up.”

That certainly could describe Green’s role as Morgan in “Camelot,” launching Friday at 10 p.m on Starz. She’s a pagan, she’s evil, she’s lovable, and she uses her sexuality to get ahead.

“She’s such a cool, ballsy character to play, it’s not like playing the girlfriend in a movie, she’s like a warrior queen,” Green says.

It’s the first TV series for Green, who’s spent the rest of her career in movies. Indeed, she’s now working on an American accent so she can head to London to film Tim Burton’s take on “Dark Shadows.”