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Thanks to sebastian and daphne for the link. Much appreciated. I’ll be adding scans very soon.
Recitare senza veli non è un problema per l’attrice francese, eroina sanguinaria e tentatrice nel kolossal “300: l’alba di un impero”. E neppure la forma fisica: “Scelgo i film che mi costringono ad andare in palestra”
di Paola De Carolis – 31 gennaio 2014
L’amore? mi stravolge. Non sono una persona che fa le cose a metà. Quando mi innamoro, do tutta me stessa». Seduta sul divano del Claridge’s Hotel a Londra, Eva Green rilascia dichiarazioni da romantica fine Ottocento. La guardi e trovi in lei la sintesi perfetta tra una languida dama dell’altro secolo e una punk ribelle e modernissima.
I lineamenti delicati e la pelle liscia come porcellana spiccano sotto i capelli scuri; gli stivali grossi, gli attillatissimi jeans neri, gli anelli e i bracciali vistosi le danno un tocco dark. Trent’anni, una manciata di film di successo e un ruolo che ha dilatato la sua fama: Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, capitolo fondamentale nella saga infinita di 007. Una Bond Girl con i fiocchi che su Internet continua ad avere un folto numero di seguaci, ma l’etichetta le va stretta. «Chiariamo una cosa: in quel film la vera Bond Girl era lui, 007, Daniel Craig. Era lui, infatti, a svestirsi e a uscire dall’acqua mezzo nudo».
Eva Green graffia, ma sa anche prendersi in giro. Forse è per questo che le viene bene il ruolo della tentatrice sensuale e cattiva. A marzo arriva sugli schermi nel ruolo di Artemisia, fredda e sanguinaria comandante della marina persiana nel film 300: l’alba di un impero, seguito della pellicola tratta dal romanzo a fumetti di Frank Miller che è stata campione d’incassi. È un film dove le teste che rotolano – e sono centinaia – finiscono per non fare più impressione, come i litri di sangue che sorgano da ferite mortali. Un’apoteosi digitale.
Eva, ha visto il film?
No, l’ha visto il mio agente. «Quanto sesso!» mi ha detto. «Quanta nudità».
Le fa effetto sentire critiche del genere?
Non sono io che mi spoglio, è il personaggio, e devo dire che un film come 300, che ha richiesto molto lavoro fisico, è un bell’antidoto alla mia statica vita quotidiana. Sono un po’ introversa, quasi scontrosa, direi.
Sì, e peggioro con l’età. Uscire non mi viene naturale, sono un po’ asociale. E pigra. 300 mi ha costretto a mettermi in forma. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by M. in Feb 23,2014 with 9 Comments
Thanks to daphne for letting us know that Eva was featured in this week’s issue of Madame Figaro.
Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Madame Figaro (France) – February 21, 2014
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“She’s so ballsy,” Green tells us of her character, taking a break from barking orders on set. “She’s not a girlfriend or a love interest; she’s got guts, she’s fuelled by revenge. She’s a very complex character, very exciting. It’s always been a fantasy for me to play an action here. She’s a baddie, but she’s a cool baddie; she’s human to an extent.” At her side, Murro chips in: “She’s ruthless, she’s driven. She’s not all evil, but she’s one badass character. Don’t mess with her!”
Depending on where 300: Rise of an Empire ends, there’s still plenty of Grecian history to plunder for future outings — the battles of Salamis, Plataea (briefly glimpsed at the end of 300) and Mycale could all end up splattered across the big screen, too. Going by what Total Film has seen so far, it seems the 300 invasion has only just begun…
Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Total Film (UK) – April 2014
Posted by M. in Dec 21,2013 with 2 Comments
Green’s Artemisia is an instant icon: hard as nails, brilliant brain, sexy as hell, and bloody bonkers. When she’s not scheming, she’s fighting — and her sword-in-each-hand technique is enough to make Butler look like a wuss. “She’s the most ruthless character I’ve ever played,” nods Green. “I always say, ‘I can’t go darker,’ but I always do! She’s like a man. That’s what I liked about it. I don’t like ‘girlfriend rules’ and all that shit.”
- Scans from 2014 > Total Film (UK) – February 2014
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Thanks to spot.
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Thanks to AusRotten for the link.
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By Katie Crocker
Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton participated in a press conference for “300 : Rise of an Empire” at Comic-Con; while you’ll have read my highlights package already, here’s the full chat with the director and stars.
The first “300″ had such a distinct visual style. How much did you want to honor that style and in what ways did you want to do something new?
Noam Murro: I think that the idea was very much like Zack had Frank Miller in the back of his head when he did 300. This was very similar in that way in that I had 300 as a point of reference and the idea was always to take the DNA of that movie and being able to look back at it and use it as a reference and build upon it. There is enough 300 DNA in Rise of an Empire, but there is a lot of new stuff in it. That was the goal and the challenge. How do you keep enough of it and still create something very new.
For the cast, how did you first come onto the project and what kind of love and affection did you have for the Frank Miller novel and Zack Snyder’s movie?
Rodrigo Santoro: It was an honor to be asked to make another film such as that because we have all seen the first one. I loved it. I auditioned like everyone else, I think. Luckily enough, I got the gig. It’s an epic film.
Eva Green: For me, it’s my first action film so that was really cool. I’ve done serious films before when it was all pretty much in my head, so it was a challenge to be violent, cut people in half, and kill lots of people. It was lots of fun.
Sullivan Stapleton: Well, for me, they thought that I looked like the guy that played in the first one. Just kidding. I was part of the first one, and when I heard that they were doing a second one, I was very excited. Actually, in this one, there’s a little bit of the Xerxes backstory, so it was real cool to try to bring some humanity to this character, and I was really excited about it. Read the rest of this entry »
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Q&A session for Eva Green – 09.05.2013
9. What was your experience with Robert Rodriguez’s way of filming? I guess you shot a lot of scenes in front of a green screen. Was it more difficult than conventional shooting? How was the chemistry between you and Josh (Dwight) Brolin?
Well for the green screen, it was pretty distabilizing as there’s nothing real around you, so the most important thing is to connect with the other actor, otherwise you’re lost… Josh Brolin was a wonderful partner, he really does have that «film noir » aura about him, hard boiled with a heart of gold…
10. How do you spend your free time during shooting periods, e.g. in Austin and Johannesburg? (I hope there was (is) some free time…)
In Austin, it was a very intense shoot and as I was cast last minute, I spent all my free time working with my coach in my hotel room…
One of the nicest things about being an actor is you get to discover all these exotic places, and South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been to. We shot « Salvation » surrounded by baboons, cheetahs, and buffalos… How cool is that ?
11. What do you prefer more: reading books or watching movies? Any books or movies that you liked lately?
I love both.
« Tabu » by Miguel Gomes was the last film I saw and I thought it was really a gem, we don’t make movies like this anymore. It was eccentric, gentle, and daring…
I just read « A Long Walk to Freedom » by Nelson Mandela and he is my hero !
12. What is your favorite sport? (either to watch or to do)
I love watching rugby. Very sexy, dirty men!
13. What’s more likely for you in the future: to play in a London theater someday or to create a twitter account ? What’s your relation with new technologies (internet, smartphones, tablets, social media)?
I love the internet but it can be addictive…
14. According to your experience, talent or hard work is more important in becoming a good actress? Or is it actually talent for hard work?
Both talent and hard work are needed to become a success in any job.
15. A lot of reunions lately in your projects. How do you feel about collaborating with familiar people? By the way, do you keep contact with Bernardo Bertolucci?
It’s always nice to work with people whom I’ve worked with before… your first day of school becomes less daunting…
16. What was the best and the worst thing that happened to you during the last couple of years?
Working with Tim Burton was a dream come true… I can die now…
17. Finally, where are you now while completing this Q&A session?
I’ve just returned from South Africa… and keeping busy as usual…
– THE END – I hope that you enjoyed the reading! Thank you very much to Eva Green, her sister Joy and George.
Posted by M. in May 23,2013 with 22 Comments
Yes, yes, yes!!! It’s true!!! Miss Green kindly granted us a second exclusive Q&A and answered all of our questions!!! We thank her for her kindness and for taking some time to answer us. I’d also like to thank Joy and George, without whom it wouldn’t have been possible. Keep checking back for the second part of the Q&A!!!
Q&A session for Eva Green – 09.05.2013
1. In our previous Q &A session you said that “…you are not good at relaxing”. This past year you’ve had a suitcase in hand, filming all around the world (four projects after Dark Shadows). Aren’t you tired? Are you feeling fulfilled after working on each of these projects?
Actually I’m a workaholic so work never tires me as long as the role is « meaty » and something I can really sink my teeth into. I’ve been very lucky with the last four projects. You know because of the financial crisis, there aren’t that many films being done, so I do feel blessed, and yes, fulfilled.
2. What is the percentage of roles that you finally reject among those that are proposed to you? Have you regretted any role rejections or any role acceptances?
I receive many scripts each year, often projects that are being done at the same time as a film that I’m already committed to, and so must refuse it. Or scripts that are poorly written, or the character is a cliché which I really couldn’t give my heart and soul to and consequently refuse as I don’t want to work for the sake of working. Then you have the case of an absolutely exquisite script that for some strange reason never gets produced for lack of funds…. Very frustrating !
3. You are an actress whose work speaks for herself without much PR, magazine covers etc. However, you have a loyal audience in Evagreenweb.com (and not only) that continuously grows. Are you curious to read the comments of the fans in our site from time to time? In general, do you receive many fan mails?
Yes, I do receive fan mail, but I must admit that your website seems to be the most authoritive and (kind, thank you) on my professional life and even my agents use it to get the latest photos, interviews, etc… !
4. How often do you visit France and your family the last years? Paris or Normandy?
My home is in London and I visit my family in Paris or Normandy a couple times a year.
5. Which scenes proved to be the most difficult for you among your last projects?
I would have to say « Sin City » because of the lack of time for prep, but it was a great challenge and I didn’t get fired … Frank and Robert and the crew were the most supportive and lovely people to work with.
6. What attracted you in “White bird in a blizzard” and “The salvation”?
« White Bird in a Blizzard » was a beautifully written script, the character touched me deeply and I was drawn to the complexity of « Eve ». She really was a lovely fragile bird trapped in a cage for me…It was a big challenge to play a mother who ages from mid twenties to mid forties.
« The Salvation » is a Western and that was always one of my fantasies… The character « Madelaine » was kidnapped by the Indians and had her tongue cut out… So no dialogue for me, but a huge challenge, as I needed to convey everything without speech !
7. How did you prepare for the role of Artemisia? Were you familiar with this period of history before the role? (btw Xerxes said for Artemisia during the sea-battle of Salamis that “My men fight like women and my women fight like men” which I guess is not in the script). The premiere is postponed for next March. Are you a bit impatient about the final output?
I’ve never done an action film before and I’ve always dreamed of sword fighting and kicking ass… just being able to vent all that rage is amazing. So this was a great opportunity, plus Artemesia is a fabulous character… It’s very hard today to find strong roles for women and Artemesia is the strongest, toughest, bravest character I’ve ever played.
As for the preparation, I trained four hours a day with a group of stunt men from L.A. for three months before we began shooting. And then I continued training and sword fighting while we were shooting, luckily just on weekends. I’m not the most coordinated person so it was like learning dance steps while swinging two huge swords….It was extremely liberating and empowering !
8. Had you read the comic novel “A dame to kill for” before saying yes to Ava Lord’s role? Ava is the archetype femme fatale and the role seems tailor made for you (although you may don’t like to hear it :-). Did you have any reservations regarding the “light clothing” as presented in Frank Miller’s novel or you consider it as “just another costume”?
Ah, the nudity… Well, for the character her body is a weapon, a tool she uses to lure men to her, therefore it isn’t gratutious. Also I trusted Robert Rodriguez’s eye for the way he filmed all the scenes and knew that they would be done tastefully, artfully, and he would put me to my best advantage…
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ELLE.de: Your eye color is stunning. How often do you get compliments?
Eva Green: Almost never.
ELLE.de: What’s your favorite compliment?
Eva Green: The fact that my American accent is perfect!
ELLE.de: What do you hear better – musical or opera?
Eva Green: Opera!
ELLE.de: Your favorite food?
Eva Green: French!
ELLE.de: Which role are you dreaming?
Eva Green: Maria Callas!
ELLE.de: Your style in three words?
open to change.
Read the full interview at Elle. Thanks to np001 for the link.