And, now, the final part of Eva’s Numéro interview.
“Why do you perform mostly in English?
Jeremy Thomas, the producer of The Dreamers, incentivated me to try the casting of the Ridley Scott film, Kingdom of Heaven. Everything went with the flow of things. Then, people say that I don’t want to film in France, but it’s not true. But I’ve happened to make only five films, and only one French, Arsène Lupin.
It’s a surprising trajectory for a young Parisian woman.
The English language is quite practical because I keep a distance from myself, so performing is easier. There’s almost a robotic side that I like. That said, I’m not an inveterate fan of the United States. I have an American agent, but I don’t like Los Angeles very much, except for Venice Beach, where my boyfriend lives. There’s something tense about this city, a way of walking around without really meeting others that stresses me. In general, I only spend two weeks there to go to castings, meet studio bosses… I’m not one to make conversation. I had a bourgeois education, I’m polite, but the blah blah blah…
Continuing with the Numéro translation… Still more to come…
“Bernardo Bertolucci initiated you in the cinema.
When we first met, he asked me to talk about sexuality and politics, the themes of his film. He was very intimidating, but he put me at ease at the same time. In fact, he manipulates people, but without really manipulating them, it’s almost scary! He has undoubtely changed since The Last Tango in Paris. I was waiting for an authoritary personality, and I discovered a man who’s very free spirited.
Eva is also in the September issue of the French mag Numéro with a brand new interview and a brand new photoshoot inspired in the 40s which is an era that she loves.
You can have a preview of her session thanks to Dustcakeboy.
Bigger scans will be coming soon!
I started translating some of the interview highlights. There’s more to come…
“Numéro: Can one be a movie star these days without a contract with a big luxury brand? An actress must also be a fashion icon?
EG: If La Redoute had offered me a collaboration, maybe I’d have said no. But we don’t say no to Dior and Galliano: what John does is sophisticated and cinematographical. It has nothing to do with the idea of having your face everywhere.
The Midnight Poison promotion has begun! 😀
EvaAnne was kind enough to send us scans from the September issue of the Dutch Elle and also a translation. Thank you! 🙂
The translation from Dutch can be found in the Press Archives.
I can’t wait for the TV Spot and the printed ads!
Vote for Eva as the “London Frenchie of the Year 2007″: http://www.grandes-ecoles-city-circle.com/vote2007.htm –> Ms Green needs your votes. Marc Levy admirors are also voting a lot. The election is about to end!
Vote for Eva at the NRJ Ciné Awards 2007: http://nrjcineawards.nrj.fr/categorie-meilleur-jeuns-qui-debute-5.html
How do you vote if you don’t understand any French? Click on Eva’s pic among the 4 nominees on the left side of your screen. A bigger image of Eva will appear. Then click on the “Vote!” button which is located at the top on the right. Your vote isn’t complete until you see the following message on your screen: “Merci! Ton vote a bien été enregistré!”.
Vote for Eva, Daniel Craig and Casino Royale at the National Movie Awards:
Our beautiful Eva is gracing the cover and the pages of this week’s issue of Elle France! The photo used on the cover isn’t new, but the ones inside are!!! She looks gorgeous and sophisticated!!! There’s also a brand new interview that you can read here (it’s in French).
Eva Green, the sweet enchanteress!
Two new additions were made to the trivia page:
– It’s Ridley Scott and his wife, a very good friend of John Galliano, who talked to him about Eva when she was filming Kingdom Of Heaven. When Eva finally met Galliano, she was expecting to see a “bullfighter” but she discovered a “very humble, reserved, sensitive, very English man.”
– The filming of the Midnight Poison TV Spot directed by Wong Kar Wai took place at the Opéra Garnier in Paris for 4 nights (after midnight). “I play some kind of toxic plant, a blue rose, who can be both good and evil, like poison. It’s a very ethereal film, out of this world, with slow movements.”
EDIT: We now have scans thanks to Kazou! Merci! 😀
Many thanks to Pauline for sending in some exclusive scans from the latest issue of Madame Figaro. The photos are very beautiful, very EVU. They’re also brand new and so is the interview! Madame Figaro made a special number dedicated to Galliano’s 10 year anniversary working at Dior and who better to grace the cover than the man himself and his new muse?! I translated the interview from French to English for those of you who can’t read French. It can be found in the Press Archives. Enjoy! 🙂
First of all, thanks to Anouk for sending in 4 new Serafina stills.
Last but not least, we have a brand new video thanks to the awesome Isabelle. It’s a French interview (that also contains on-set footage) in which Eva talks about “The Golden Compass” and her international career. She said that unfortunately she didn’t find any new French roles that she liked so far. She also said that she had to rehearse a lot, suspended on the air, very high, and that it was a problem because she’s very scared of heights but that she lands very well now.
Screen captures from it can be found in the gallery.
I translated from French an excerpt of an interview with Marlène Jobert in which she talks about her twins, Eva and Joy.
You can read it here.
Thanks to Emma, we have a new (old) video from the Journal de France 2. It’s a special feature on Casino Royale with short interviews with Daniel Craig, Caterina Murino and Eva Green.
Like in many other CR promotional interviews, the two Bond girls were asked how it was to kiss James Bond. Eva replied that they are both actors, that they are both very professional, that everybody can do that and that kissing Bond was the least of things. Our girl was also asked what was her favorite filming location and she answered Lake Como.
Here’s a reminder of upcoming events and Golden Compass news:
# Eva Green and Louis Garrel will both be present at the Festival Futuro Presente this Friday. The Italian festival is honoring Bernardo Bertolucci this year.
# About 15 minutes of footage will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off May 16. That’s the same buzz-generating strategy used for 2001’s Fellowship of the Ring. Dakota Blue Richards is expected to attend the festival, along with writer/director Chris Weitz (About a Boy) and co-stars Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott and Eva Green. But Nicole Kidman, who plays the mysterious Mrs. Coulter, will be busy shooting another film.
# The first teaser trailer will set sail May 25, along with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.