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M.   /   December 24, 2007   /   4 Comments

Bond starlet Eva Green said she is opting out of a traditional winter Christmas and will be heading for the sun, she plans to be lying on a beach and sipping a cocktail on Christmas Day.

Source: ITN

M.   /   December 22, 2007   /   11 Comments

Eva Green, the Bond girl in Daniel Craig’s first outing as Agent 007 in “Casino Royale” and a good witch in “The Golden Compass,” remembered a “magical” Christmas in Sweden, the birthplace of her father.

“I was in Stockholm for the Bond movie promotion last year,” she narrated. Eva, whose mother is French actress Marlene Jobert, explained, “I just loved it very much because we went to this old town. It was very magical. I expected creatures to come out any second. It was beautiful. They really know how to celebrate Christmas in Sweden—also in Germany. But in France, in my family, we don’t really celebrate; we eat a lot of foie gras and truffles (laughter).”

Source: Inquirer.net

M.   /   December 16, 2007   /   16 Comments

December 17, 2007

Actor, fashionista and down-to-earth girl, The Golden Compass’s Eva Green is a force to be reckoned with in any incarnation, writes Helen Barlow.

Ever since her debut as a femme fatale in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, a film that had red-blooded men watching an art movie for the first time in their lives, Eva Green has been immortalised on the internet as one of the sexiest, shapeliest screen stars since Greta Garbo.

Yet for the 27-year-old French actor, whose actor mother was part of the French New Wave, the idea of being known for her hourglass figure was far from desirable.

“I’m not going on the internet any more,” she protests in her posh-sounding British accent, a hangover of perfecting her English to appear in Casino Royale. “I went on the net two years ago, and I saw some very nasty things and it’s scary. People warned me that this was going to happen, but even then seeing shots of me being completely naked or just parts of me was just horrible. So much of it’s taken out of context.”

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M.   /   December 15, 2007   /   6 Comments

By TAN SHZR EE

IF French femme fatale Eva Green had her way, her “daemon” would be a frog.

So claims the 27-year-old Bond girl who plays “good witch” Serafina Pekkala in the film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s cult novel, The Golden Compass (the movie opened in Malaysia on Dec 6).

Tucking a swan-like neck into slender shoulders in an oh-so-French expression of deep, mock-thought (you can almost hear her thinking “pfff…!” aloud), she reveals this crucial fact at a recent press interview in London after contorting her face with ungainly pursings of her mouth and a roll of those signature kohl-rimmed eyes.

In a less beautiful person, it would be grotesque. But you forgive Green, because she is, simply, quirky.

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M.   /   December 11, 2007   /   14 Comments

(…) La veille de cette rencontre, Marlène Jobert avait assisté à une projection de «La boussole d’or», dans lequel joue sa fille Eva Green. Nous avons donc tout naturellement commencé par là.

Qu’avez-vous ressenti quand votre fille a décidé de devenir actrice?

J’étais anxieuse, je l’ai un peu découragée au début parce que c’est un métier très, très difficile et qu’elle est émotive. Aujourd’hui elle m’épate: elle a une présence, quelque chose de mystérieux et de classieux, un très beau timbre de voix aussi, et puis cette opiniâtreté à obtenir la perfection. Je serais incapable d’aller jusqu’où elle va. Je suis très fière d’elle, même si tout n’est pas joué encore. Avec le James Bond («Casino Royale», ndlr), elle a prouvé qu’elle était une bonne actrice. Malheureusement, les réalisateurs qui l’intéressent ne vont pas voir ce genre de film.

Et sa soeur Joy?

Elle est dans l’ombre. Elle est passionnée par la nature, elle élève des chevaux. Elle me paraît très heureuse de ne pas être obligée de faire ce métier (rires), donc tout va bien!

Source: LeNouveliste.ch

M.   /   December 09, 2007   /   19 Comments

BY COLIN BERTRAM

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 4:00 AM

‘Do you mind if I smoke?”

Not your typical opening line, but then again, Eva Green is not your typical young actress. Sure she’s gorgeous and her star is rapidly ascending. But Green’s Gallic air – she was born and raised in Paris, France – comes across not as being arrogant, but as self-assured and confident.

Wearing a black designer suit with her long dark hair pulled back and tucked under, Green, 27, leans forward on the edge of the couch,

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M.   /   December 09, 2007   /   3 Comments

9 December 2007

From Bond girl to witch queen, in the upcoming $180m Golden Compass, Eva Green certainly knows how to cast a spell. In a candid interview she talks about fame, frocks and four-letter words

GASPING FOR a fag and with a little dog nibbling at her ankles, Eva Green is doing a rubbish job of promoting her new film.

‘My part is not really big, big in this one,’ the French actress says in her mellifluous but clipped English. She’s talking, distractedly, about The Golden Compass, the Hollywood blockbuster adaptation of Northern Lights, the first book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Green plays Serafina Pekkala, the flying witch queen who comes to the rescue of adolescent heroine Lyra Belacqua. But as Green is yet to see the film, she’s unable, or unwilling, to talk at length about it.

Lyra first encounters Serafina on page 302 of the prize-winning, 399-page book. Pullman describes her as having ‘a voice so like the high wild singing of the aurora itself that Lyra could hardly hear the sense for the sweet sound of it.’

‘Eva,’ I ask, ‘how do you “act” that?’

Green laughs and lets out a wineglass-shattering squeal. She sounds less like an aurora-aping witch-diva than that bloke out of the Darkness. ‘Of course I can’t do that,’ Green says of Serafina’s voice. ‘How can you do that? It’s all my presence and my acting,’ she purrs, sarkily, before acknowledging that, yes, however, in the film she does do a lot of flying – even though she’s no fan of heights – and can now use a bow and arrow with some aplomb. ‘I talk in like a Norwegian/Rrrrrussian accent,’ she adds, rolling her Rs Slavonically, ‘something like that.’

Is she in the film more than her character is in the book?

‘Me? No, not much!

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M.   /   December 07, 2007   /   11 Comments

Le jeudi 6 décembre 2007

La Presse
Londres

Le monde où vit Lyra, l’héroïne de La boussole d’or (The Golden Compass en version originale anglaise) de Chris Weitz, à l’affiche vendredi, est habité par plusieurs espèces non humaines, mais très pensantes dont les sorcières.

Et parmi les sorcières, la reine du clan du lac Enara, Serafina Pekkala. «Ce n’est pas une sorcière traditionnelle. Elle est très belle, très maternelle envers Lyra. Une sorcière blanche, je dirais», raconte Eva Green, qui se glisse ainsi dans la peau d’un personnage «presque immortel, indépendant, qui ne croit pas aux doctrines des hommes, est très près de la nature mais qui est trop mystique pour me ressembler vraiment!»

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M.   /   December 07, 2007   /   8 Comments

Jamie Portman
CanWest News Service

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Eva Green figures it must be easier to be a real witch than a make-believe one. At least, she says she’d be able to control her broomstick and not cope with invisible wires.

In The Golden Compass, the dark-eyed beauty plays Serafina Pekkala, queen of a witch clan and an ally of the film’s beleaguered child heroine, Lyra. Green likes her character, but found many of the shooting days painful because she spent so much of the time “flying” through the air.

“It was not special effects,” she says firmly. “I was really in the air, suspended on wires, and I had to land very sharply.

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M.   /   December 06, 2007   /   5 Comments

New interview (in French) with Eva and Daniel Craig on 20minutes.fr. It’s an excerpt from the “Golden Compass” press conference.

Here’s my translation (you can find the French interview at the bottom):

After “Casino Royale”, Eva Green and Daniel Craig meet again in “The Golden Compass”.

There you are reunited again in a same film after “Casino Royale”. Did you do it on purpose?
DC: No! Chance took good care of it.
EG: It’s pure coincidence, even if I was happy to meet Daniel between takes.

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M.   /   December 01, 2007   /   11 Comments

New interview in this Sunday’s Guardian!

Eva Green risked all in Bertolucci’s risque Dreamers and reinvented the Bond girl to match Daniel Craig’s definitive 007. Now, as the witch queen in the lavish $180m film of Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass, she’s again casting her spell. Here, she talks to Craig McLean about fame, frocks and four-letter words

Sunday December 2, 2007
The Observer

Gasping for a fag and with a little dog nibbling at her ankles, Eva Green is doing a rubbish job of promoting her new film.

‘My part is not really big, big in this one,’ the French actress says in her mellifluous but clipped English. She’s talking, distractedly, about The Golden Compass, the Hollywood blockbuster adaptation of Northern Lights, the first book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Green plays Serafina Pekkala, the flying witch queen who comes to the rescue of adolescent heroine Lyra Belacqua. But as Green is yet to see the film, she’s unable, or unwilling, to talk at length about it.

She’s also tired, it seems, and no wonder: she’s just back from a two-day trip to Australia to see her boyfriend, Kiwi actor Marton Csokas. They met while making Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven. He’s appearing on stage in Sydney in Riflemind, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. ‘I know, I was completely mad – I spent more time in the air,’ she says of her love-dash. But it was, patently, worth it.

‘They’re promoting The Golden Compass like Lord of the Rings, you know, that kind of thing,’

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M.   /   December 01, 2007   /   2 Comments

Here is an interview with Eva at the Golden Compass press junket: Eva Green Premiere Interview

And a video of some of the cast interviewed at the premiere, Eva’s is brief though: Red Carpet Premiere Interviews

Thanks to Holli for the heads-up!

M.   /   December 01, 2007   /   5 Comments

G. ALLEN JOHNSON
Friday, November 30, 2007

Eva Green is only 27, but she has already been a Bond girl, worked with directors Bernardo Bertolucci, Ridley Scott and Wong Kar-wai, and been invited by France’s new president to accompany him on a visit with George W. Bush (she declined, she says, because of work commitments).

Nonetheless, it is her small role in the mega-budget fantasy film “The Golden Compass,” which opens Friday, that she believes has started a key period of her career, one that she hopes will help her grow as an actress. Once famously described by Bertolucci, who directed her debut film, “The Dreamers,” as “so beautiful it’s indecent,” Green wants more mature parts, and how much more mature can you get than a good witch who’s hundreds of years old?

“I was very lucky to get the part in the Bond film,” Green said of last year’s “Casino Royale,” which reinvigorated the Bond franchise and made a star of Daniel Craig, who is also in “The Golden Compass.”

Calling on Monday from London, where she keeps an apartment, Green continued, “It gave me more fame, more publicity. That’s good. But I have gotten a lot of femme fatale offers, or the bitch, or the sex symbol, and I would like people to see beyond that.”

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M.   /   November 29, 2007   /   4 Comments

(…)

French actress Eva Green, 27, plays the 400-year-old witch Serafina.

She learned to “fly” for the part, which she says was worlds away from her best-known role as Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.

“It was very scary because I was very high above the ground,” she says.

“It was very physical because you had to go very fast and land very sharply, and I rehearsed for three weeks with stunt people who were very patient with me.

“I got some bruises when I rehearsed the co-ordinated fights, there were flying arrows and killing people, but good bruises. They made me tough.”

Green, like the rest of the cast, says she wanted to be involved in the film after falling “completely in love” with Pullman’s trilogy – The Northern Lights, The Amber Spyglass and The Subtle Knife.

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The sheer scale of visual effects in the film meant the stars spent a lot of time acting in front of a green screen, with the computer generated daemons, fighting bears and flying witches added in post-production.

“The green screen work was fine – it was just like being on stage,” explains Green.

“But you don’t know what the landscapes are going to be like around you, and I was so amazed by the daemons when I saw the end result. The special effects are extraordinary.”

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Source: BBC News

M.   /   November 28, 2007   /   10 Comments

Go here to read the various press conference transcripts with Eva (especially in Room 1 and Room 3) and a video interview with Eva, as well as some unique premiere pics.