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M.   /   June 25, 2009   /   0 Comments

Eva Green says she has never seen herself as a Bond Girl.

The actress – who starred opposite Daniel Craig in 2006’s Casino Royale – also revealed she doesn’t believe she’ll fall victim to the ‘Bond Girl curse’ because her character was a passionate, intelligent woman.

“I’ve never seen myself as a Bond Girl, but to me there is the character, I took it as a normal character,” said the French star.

Eva continued: “I think it is good as an actor to do big movies as well as independent ones. We made a movie that was very successful and that got people interested.”

Some women, including Daniela Bianchi and Izabella Scorupco, made appearances as Bond Girls but were seldom heard of again afterwards.

However Eva seems to be taking a different turn, with two films, Cracks and Womb, due to be released later this year.

Source: The Press Association

M.   /   June 23, 2009   /   9 Comments

Eva Green thinks Matt Smith will make an “amazing” Doctor Who.
The Bond girl, who stars alongside Matt in their new flick Womb, thinks he will be great at the role.
She said: “He’s great, he is very instinctive, very eccentric, very unusual and very unique which is good for an actor.”
She added: “He is very, very funny, he can do anything.”
However, Eva doesn’t actually watch the show herself.
“I live in France so I am not very familiar with the Doctor Who,” she explained. “But I know he will do an amazing job.”
The film, which comes out later this year, sees a woman cloning her lover after he dies suddenly.

Source: The Press Association
Thanks to George for the heads up!

M.   /   June 22, 2009   /   10 Comments

Eva Green said she admires Angelina Jolie for her “good heart”.

The Bond Girl revealed she’s impressed by the Changeling star’s dedication to good causes, saying: “What Angelina Jolie does is fantastic, she has a great heart and she’s very, very involved and it is important.”

Eva is doing her own bit for charity and has launched Montblanc’s Meisterstuck special edition pen as part of their Signature For Good campaign, which raises money for Unicef’s worldwide education and literacy programmes.

“If you can help, and your image can help to raise money or to make people understand things faster or clearer you should,” the French actress said.

Eva went on: “I read somewhere that there are more than 150 million people who can’t read which is kind of crazy, it’s like a different planet.

“To help people in the third world get educated and learn how to read and write is so important, I mean it is such an important human right.”

Source: This is Bristol

M.   /   May 14, 2009   /   5 Comments

Another Italian magazine with a brand new and exclusive interview with Eva Green! 😀

M.   /   February 12, 2009   /   19 Comments

Today I bring you scans from the January 24th 2009 issue of Madame Figaro. This issue was a Travels Special. And Eva was interviewed and photographed especially for it in China!

M.   /   February 07, 2009   /   14 Comments

Some new old scans for our “Return to the Past” series. 😉

Marlène Jobert was due in 80 days when she gave this interview to Paris Match.

M.   /   February 05, 2009   /   46 Comments

Thanks to the wonderful Lorna for the scans!!! 😀

PS: The two missing pages are new in the gallery.

M.   /   February 02, 2009   /   8 Comments

French actress Eva Green has blown open the Gallic myth that English men lack that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’.

The Bond girl, who lives alone in her adopted home town of London, said she’s more than willing to give Blighty’s finest a chance.

‘The cliché of the Englishman – quite uptight, the head not quite connected to the body – I’ve found generally to be untrue,’ the 28-year-old said.

But she added her steamy scene with Daniel Craig in Casino Royale didn’t really float her boat.

‘We tried our best to make it look convincing but it’s a long way away from real kissing,’ she told GQ magazine.

Source: Metro (new photo there)

M.   /   January 24, 2009   /   23 Comments

If anyone has the magazine and can provide scans, please do so!

La sulfureuse James Bond girl de « Casino Royale » prépare son grand retour sur les écrans*. Dans la vie, la fille de Marlène Jobert est drôle et originale. Londres, son boy-friend… elle nous dit tout.

* Elle sera bientôt à l’affiche de « Franklyn », de Gerald McMorrow, et de « Cracks », de Jordan Scott.

En ce moment, je suis très petite fille modèle. Le matin, j’ai arrêté les croissants et je me suis mise au porridge. Et au sport. C’est la torture, mais il paraît que c’est bon pour moi. Je me réveille, grâce à mon portable, à 7h30. Charmante sonnerie. Je bâille et je reste cinq minutes au lit pour envoyer des informations à mon cerveau du genre : « Où j’habite ? Comment je m’appelle ? Que dois-je faire ? » Et là, je pense aux gens qui vont au bureau chaque matin. En plus, il fait nuit. Moi, je suis une enfant gâtée. C’est mon coach sportif qui me sort du lit. Ça ne rigole pas. Je fais plein d’exercices de stretching. Après ça, je suis parfaitement réveillée. J’enchaîne sur un cours de diction avec mon « dialect coach » jusqu’à midi et demi. Je travaille mon accent anglais pour mes rôles. Je vis à Londres depuis quatre ans. A Little Venice, dans l’ouest de la ville, métro Warwick Avenue. On appelle ça « la petite Venise » car il y a un canal avec de magnifiques maisons géorgiennes du XVIIIe siècle.

Chez moi, c’est un peu ambiance « Alice au pays des merveilles ». J’ai des goûts exotiques, bizarres… Dans mon bureau, par exemple, j’ai exposé ma collection d’insectes épinglés sous verre. Des papillons, des cafards… mais, attention, c’est très, très beau ! Je les déniche dans la boutique The Evolution Store, 120 Spring Street, à New York (http://theevolutionstore.com). Je viens aussi d’acheter un crâne de buffle, sur un marché en Chine, avec des dessins dessus. Et, dans mon salon, j’ai entreposé des colonnes indiennes par terre depuis des mois. Ça fait un peu temple. J’achète beaucoup aux puces de Saint-Ouen. A Londres, 48 Hoxton Square, j’aime la galerie White Cube (www.whitecube.com). Mais je ne suis pas collectionneuse d’art comme je l’ai lu sur Internet, j’achète des merdes aussi !

Chaque rôle, je le prépare à fond. Je travaille beaucoup avec Eva Saint-Paul. J’ai commencé à prendre des cours de théâtre avec elle à l’âge de 18 ans. C’est la meilleure directrice d’acteurs que je connaisse. Elle a une intelligence du texte immédiate. On parle des rôles, elle sait exactement sur quel bouton appuyer pour faire sortir les émotions. Avant, en cours de comédie, j’étais plus sur la défensive, un peu rebelle. Aujourd’hui, je me laisse guider. De toute façon, pendant un tournage, ce n’est jamais ce qu’on attend. C’est la surprise de l’alchimie. C’est sur un plateau de cinéma que j’ai rencontré mon copain (ndlr : le Néo-Zélandais Marton Csokas). Il est acteur comme moi, globe-trotteur comme moi.

A midi, je déjeune de temps en temps au St John, 94-96 Commercial Street (www.stjohnrestaurant.co.uk), avec mon agent en Angleterre, Michelle. Je l’ai rencontrée peu après mon premier film, « Innocents », de Bernardo Bertolucci, en 2003. L’après-midi, je me relaxe chez moi, je lis mes mails ou alors je fais un tour à la Tate Modern. Depuis que je suis égérie Mont-Blanc, je fais un effort côté fringues et bijoux. Sinon, c’est beaucoup jean et haut de chez TopShop.
J’achète mon pain chez Baker and Spice* (20 Clifton Road, Madia Vale) et ma confiture à la fromagerie**, sur Moxon Street… C’est terrible pour les fesses !
* http://bakerandspice.com
** www.lafromagerie.co.uk

Mon truc anti-coup de blues, c’est de prendre l’Eurostar pour Paris. Paris me manque. C’est ma maison. Quand je reviens, je vois mes amis (quelques acteurs, beaucoup d’artistes – coiffeurs, maquilleurs…) et, surtout, mes parents. Mon père, Walter Green, est chirurgien-dentiste, il est suédois. Ma mère suit de près ma carrière, mais elle me laisse libre de mes choix. Une maman, quoi ! Sinon, je vais souvent en Normandie dans notre maison de famille. Le soir, si je suis à la maison, je m’adonne à la cérémonie du bain. J’adore ma salle de bains. Elle est toute vert foncé avec des motifs dorés. Très kitsch, très boudoir. Je mets des bougies partout, quelques gouttes d’huile essentielle de fleur d’oranger et… la « Symphonie n° 5 » de Gustav Mahler. Une fois au lit, je m’endors hyper vite. Comme un bébé.

Source: Elle France

M.   /   January 19, 2009   /   10 Comments

More vintage Eva, Joy, Marlène Jobert and Walter Green! 🙂

Eva and Joy were definitely much loved children! 🙂

M.   /   January 16, 2009   /   11 Comments

Today I bring you another raritie from Eva’s childhood, and old issue of Paris Match with her mother Marlène Jobert on the cover. Jobert, who was supposed to promote a film, couldn’t stop talking about her twins Joy and Eva. In fact, the proud mother said that she didn’t call the girls “twins” but “kittens” or other sweet names instead, because she wanted them to be different from each other, and have their own personality since the beginning. Apparently Joy isn’t actually Joy’s first name. We weren’t sure about it, but another old issue of Paris Match did call her Johanne. This week calls her Jo-Ann but tells us that Marlène calls her Joy instead of Jo-Ann. Jobert confirms that Joy is her middle name, and that at first they weren’t sure if they should call her Joy because they weren’t sure that Joy Green would be phonetically pretty but that they changed their mind with time. She also said that she thought of Joy and Eva Green because they both have the same numbers of letters and that they’d take the same amount of time to write their names at school. The actress also said that her babies were very different from each other even at 6 months old! Joy was more independent, she could play for hours in her craddle, all by herself. But Eva loved to be with her parents. But they both had one thing in common: they were little girls who hardly ever cried, who didn’t give any trouble to sleep, and woke up with a smile on their faces!

M.   /   January 13, 2009   /   15 Comments

Many thanks to the sweet Francesca and Olga for sending in scans from Vanity Fair Italy and Russian clippings from when Eva last went to Moscow.

Thank you!!! 🙂

EDIT: Francesca sent me today the missing page from Vanity Fair Italy with a brand new Eva interview. Be sure to check it out because it’s a very good one!

Highlights: (George, I translated it myself.)
– Eva mentions this crazy store in New York called Evolution where they sell skeletons, fossils and insects. She says that she bought some of her favourite things there: framed butterflies and insects of all different kinds. “They’re very beautiful.”
– She considers her most precious thing to be her London apartment. It’s not about the price itself. She filled it with Chinese and Indian furniture. She admits that maybe she exaggerated a bit, because she’s been told that one has the impression to be inside a temple, but she likes it that way. She says she’s not rich to afford big luxuries, but that she likes to buy things for her apartment. She also likes to go to Chinese restaurants. She confesses she’s not the best cook around, so when she invites friends for dinner, it makes taking them out to a restaurant and paying for their meals.
– She doesn’t feel like her career slowed down after Casino Royale. On the opposite. She considers the Bond experience a blessing. She says that she’s “difficult”, that she doesn’t do films just for the sake of doing films. So she wanted to wait a bit until she received two great scripts: Franklyn and Cracks.
– When asked if she doesn’t think that everything would be easier if she didn’t start in a Bertolucci film, she answers that she didn’t choose to debut with Bertolucci. She didn’t even believe when she was told she got the part of Isabelle.
– When asked what she’d do if she was told that the highlight of her career is already in the past, she says that she’d probably kill herself. Or that maybe she’d go live in a place full of animals, like her twin sister did with her horses in Normandy. “You know, she married an Antinori, very chic (she winks).” But if she could choose the animals, she’d choose monkeys instead. “But, anyway, we can’t predict the future, and it’s better that way.”
– When asked if it’s true that she calls her dog Griffin “her husband”, she answers that it’d be sad if it were true. She says that she made a joke during an interview and that they took her too seriously.
– Vanity Fair tells her that one doesn’t expect a “dark lady” to be ironic. Eva replies that this “dark lady thing” was created by the press only because she likes to wear black makeup around her eyes. She says that she has a bright side and a dark side, like everyone else. She’s aware that the fact that she played complex characters didn’t help. But, when going to this specific interview, she saw Tropic Thunder on the plane, with Ben Stiller, and she thought that she’d like very much to do a film like that. She received some offers, but there’s a lot of competition among actresses. One has do do lots of auditions and in the end nothing happens. “It’s not like in the past when a director thought about his film building the character around the actress that he wanted to work with.”
– Then they ask about her boyfriend, the actor Marton Csokas, and how they deal with the distance, considering that he lives in Australia. Eva replies that they’ve been together for 3 years and that their relationship was a long-distance one for a while, but that they live together in London now. The advantage of a long-distance relationship, according to her, is that they didn’t know what routine was. But that the downside is that after a while, you start to feel bad because the other one isn’t around.
– Vanity Fair says that the distance isn’t good for the jealousy. Eva answers that she’s not particularly jealous. She has that healthy fear of losing someone she loves that everyone else does, but she manages to keep it under control without it becoming an obsession.

M.   /   December 15, 2008   /   13 Comments

Franziska was lovely enough to send us a link to a Swiss article in which Eva says that she loves Switzerland and wants to buy a farm there after she retires from acting. Unfortunately Franziska is too busy to provide a full translation. But Maria from Magnifique Marion Cotillard was a sweetheart and translated it for us!!! Thank you Maria!! 🙂

PS: If anyone has the Reporters Sans Frontières book please send in a scan to share with other fans! 🙂

In Casino Royale she was still in love with James Bond. Now however actress Eva Green has fallen hard for Switzerland.

Elegant wardrobe, carefully (elaboratively?) coiffed hair, deep black mascara: the woman who is sinking into a dark leather sofa of a Genevian jeweller establishment comes across as mysterious and very very sensual.

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M.   /   December 12, 2008   /   33 Comments

Eva was present at the official opening of the Montblanc store in Geneva.

She’s also preparing for an important audition next Monday in London!

Exclusive interview and new photo here.

M.   /   December 01, 2008   /   31 Comments

Eva was featured in the supplement La Tribune & Moi of the French newspaper La Tribune from last November 28th.

Here’s the interview in French:

— Eva Green une perfectionniste au parfum —

James Bond Girl dans Casino Royale, Cendrillon gothique sous la houlette de Wong Kar Wai pour Dior, Eva Green ne fantasme pas sur Hollywood. Du haut de ses 28 printemps et de ses huit films, installée à Londres, Paris lui manque. Et Despleschin la fait rêver.

Pour beaucoup de Français vous incarnez la réussite.
J’ai eu beaucoup de chance. Ce métier est assez instable. On dépend tellement du regard et du désir de l’autre, que je m’attends toujours à ce que cela s’arrête. C’est un peu les montagnes russes. Je suis d’une nature perfectionniste, insatisfaite, je me dis que je peux toujours faire mieux.

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