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G   /   September 28, 2016   /   0 Comments

G   /   September 28, 2016   /   0 Comments

By Donald Clarke
 
 
The Penny Dreadful star takes a break from psychic meltdowns as the eponymous lead in Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
 
“It’s so great to hear the accent,” Eva Green says to me. “Where in Ireland are you from?”

Dunno. Blftnbrgh. Sgrlingham. What’s my name again?

Green has that sort of presence. Over the last decade or so, after debuting in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, the French actor has become our era’s most potent purveyor of gothic glamour. Nobody else does what she does. Nobody else can lower her brow and stare as if focussing the wrath of a thousand unsettled souls (or something). You get quite a bit of that in her performance as the title character in Tim Burton’s imminent Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

“I am so sick of this femme fatale thing,” she says in a perky voice. “I don’t know what it means. I suppose I played one in Sin City – 100 percent evil. I see that. But Penny Dreadful is dark and tormented. That’s different. There are many layers to that. I find that very meaty. So maybe I should dye my hair blonde and do an American comedy.”

I had read that she was actually a natural blonde.

“Yes! That’s right. I am a dark blonde. I think I need to be careful. I don’t want to be seen as being too sophisticated.”

I must apologise. You probably didn’t want to read that Eva Green – recently so distraught and demented on the TV series Penny Dreadful – turns out to be in no way intimidating. This is, however, very much the case. She looks magnificent. Wearing something black and diaphanous, the trademark eye make-up shockingly in place, she is unlikely to be ignored in a crowd. But she is still very much up for a nice chat.

“Ireland is so real and funny,” she almost gushes. “I shot the movie Cracks there. I always had a happy time. Then three years of Penny Dreadful. And Camelot. I feel like I have something Irish thing going on within me.”

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By Will Lawrence
 
 
Eva Green is no stranger to the big screen. Her film repertoire includes Casino Royale (2006), Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows (2012) and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). Next up, Green plays the title character in Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (September 30). Based on the 2011 novel by Ransom Riggs, the movie follows the birdlike, shape-shifting Miss Peregrine as she protects a group of fantastically gifted children.

To celebrate the upcoming movie, Parade sat down with Green to discuss her character, working with Burton and all things peculiar.

What is Miss Peregrine’s journey in this film?

She is very strong. She runs the home a bit like a commanding general, rather than a governess. She will do absolutely anything for her children and then they do find themselves in a tricky situation. She doesn’t want them to be scared. Everything is falling apart, but she is there to protect them. It is the mission of her life.

So she is a strong character rather than a stern one?

Totally. She is very good. She is like a mother to them. But she does have a lot of authority as well. She wants to be respected. All the children have to be on time because if one of them is not on time—it is quite a complicated story with this time loop. Everything has to be on time. It is all extremely organized so she, as I said, is like a general but it is all for the good of the children.

The “peculiar” in the title, does that just refer to the children’s special powers or are they are actually quirky, unusual children in themselves?

They don’t have special powers but peculiarities. They can fly and become invisible, but at the end of the day it becomes quite normal. They are actually like normal children. They can be sad, happy, playful. I don’t think they are weird.

The way he talks about his own childhood and the fact that these children find it hard to fit in, one suspects it is a very personal film to Tim. Did you get that impression?

Yes, those children are peculiar. They don’t fit in the outside world and I think he felt like this as a child. Lots of people feel like that and identify with that.

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M.   /   September 15, 2016   /   1 Comment

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– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > F*** Magazine — September 2016
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M.   /   August 26, 2016   /   2 Comments

On Euphoria:

“The theme is difficult, and the film is really… Swedish. It’s Alicia who sent me the script. We share the same agent, who thought we had a similar way of working.”

M.   /   August 07, 2016   /   3 Comments

“Eva looks like she can turn into a bird — and I’m sure she has on many occasions,” Burton deadpans of his leading lady, who arrives later for our chat dressed in the distinctly Burton-esque get-up of a black suit paired with a monochrome-striped shirt that recalls a chic Jack Skellington. “Tim calls Miss Peregrine ‘Scary Poppins’,” smiles Green. “Julie Andrews’ Mary Poppins was a bit tough already, but [Miss Peregrine] loves her children. She’s more like a commanding general, because if they’re not on time then something really grave [will] happen.”

GALLERY LINK:
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > Total Film (UK) – September 2016

M.   /   July 26, 2016   /   2 Comments

Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth
Stylist: Sascha Lilic
Hair: Maxime Mace
Make-Up: Kay Montano
Manicure: Christina Conrad

GALLERY LINK:
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > Glamour (Italy) – August 2016

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Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Stylist: Edward Enninful
Hair: Shay Ashual
Make-Up: DickPage
Manicure: Naomi Yasuda
Set Design: Andrea Stanley

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– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > W Magazine – August 2016

M.   /   June 30, 2016   /   13 Comments

Here’s the Fourth Part of our Exclusive Q&A with Eva Green. We thank her for her kindness, candidness and for taking her time to do this Q&A with us. Special thanks goes to her twin sister Joy for once again facilitating this, without whom it wouldn’t be possible. In case you missed the First, Second and Third Part of the interview, you can read them HERE, HERE and HERE. For this last and final part of this year’s Q&A, we asked Eva about her favorite things that she’d like to recommend and share with her fans. Thanks for reading and as always, feel free to leave some messages or comments. Enjoy!

 

Your taste is very impeccable and a lot of your fans have often cited how they’ve seen, read, tasted, visited or tried out some of your recommendations from various interviews. What are the things (film, tv show, place, music, food, performance, etc.) that recently interested and satisfied you that you would recommend?


 
 

NOPI in London

It is a fabulous restaurant. Ottolenghi is such a brilliant chef! Sumptuous flavours that I’ve never tasted before and great choices for vegetarians!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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G   /   June 27, 2016   /   4 Comments

M.   /   June 22, 2016   /   50 Comments

Here’s the Third Part of our Exclusive Q&A with Eva Green. We thank her for her kindness, candidness and for taking her time to do this Q&A with us. Special thanks goes to her twin sister Joy for once again facilitating this, without whom it wouldn’t be possible. In case you missed the First Part and Second Part of the interview, you can read them HERE and HERE. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave some messages or comments. Enjoy!

 

Your red carpet looks for the past three years has been very simple, sublime and faithful to designer Elie Saab. It’s a stark contrast from your past Alexander McQueen and John Galliano dominated red carpet appearances that were adventurous, playful and iconic. Was the change a conscious decision? And will we still be able to see your playful side on the red carpet?

I wish I could be as brave as Helena Bonham Carter who wore one red shoe and one green shoe to the Golden Globes! I adore her! Unfortunately, not a lot of people have a sense of humour at these events and it has become very “political”…. This said, I do love Elie Saab clothing, it’s very ethereal and magical!

 
 

You are well-travelled and seem to choose to visit unconventional destinations. Is there a place that you haven’t visited yet but is dying to see and experience?

I have always dreamed of visiting the Himalayas. And this year I was lucky enough to travel to Bhutan and Nepal! I was probably African in another life because I’m completely in love with the Continent! In February, I went to Tanzania and discovered the Singita Grumeti Reserves and their Environmental Education Centre. And I was so impressed by their foundation that I have become their Ambassador. Their work, educating children about the environment, is amazing, and could help to change the planet for the better. I’m planning on continuing work with this fabulous organization because what appealed to me the most was their concrete approach to conservation … Once the children have finished the Conservation Workshop, they return to their villages to transmit this precious knowledge not only to their family but to the entire village. I can’t think of a more exciting way to empower children than to teach them that they have the capacity to change their world… which is the first step in making the rest of the world a better place.

 

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G   /   June 19, 2016   /   3 Comments

Ahead of the season finale, we caught up with Penny Dreadful’s resident Irish Director of Photography John Conroy to talk about Penny Dreadful, how it was like to work with Eva Green and what’s in store for him.

 JohnConroy

 

Many Penny Dreadful fans are amazed but unaware of how each episode comes to life through the production process. Could you tell us about yourself and the role you play in the show’s production?

Basically I read the script, listened to John Logan’s & The Directors vision. I Interpret that through working with the Art Department, VFX Department, then through Lighting, Framing & Camera moves with my own aesthetic. There are a lot of technical issues that manifest themselves in order to achieve this. The Mirror Maze & Train sequences in the Wild West being good examples. I spend most of my prep problem solving so when we shoot we can hit the ground running so everyone can express themselves without too much compromise.

 

The Director of Photography job is widely considered as one of the most challenging position on a film or television set. What’s the difference between working as a DoP on film and on a television series? And which to you prefer to shoot with: film or digital?

Challenging yes but hugely rewarding on a show such as Penny. There is no difference between TV & Movies in my mind in reference to standards, however, there may be when it comes to time allowed & the amount of coverage you have to do. Also Film is more of a Director’s Genre whilst TV is more biased towards the Showrunner. I have no preference over Film or Digital. I’d shoot on super 8 if it meant I could light. It’s all about the light. I do find it funny though when I hear about people talk about grain & the lack of it in Digital. When I was working mainly with Film, people were obsessed about getting rid of grain in Film stocks…. go figure.

 

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M.   /   June 14, 2016   /   14 Comments

Here’s the Second Part of our Exclusive Q&A with Eva Green. We thank her for her kindness, candidness and for taking her time to answer us. Special thanks goes to her twin sister Joy for once again facilitating this, without whom it wouldn’t be possible. In case you missed the First Part of the interview, you can read it HERE. We’ll be posting the rest of the Q&A in the coming weeks. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave some messages or comments. Enjoy!

 
 
 

If you could talk to your 15 year old self, what would you tell her?

Do all that you can to develop your confidence and get your attention on other people rather than being worried about people judging you.

 
 
You’ve learned how to read tarot cards, handle a crossbow, smoke a pipe, pray in Latin and acquire British and American accents all in the name of your characters. Which skill are you interested in learning should a role calls for it?

My fantasy would be to play a violinist or a cellist who would also be a kick-boxer and a chef!!!!

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G   /   June 10, 2016   /   0 Comments

Well at first I didn’t know where it was going, but I love Eva Green and was told that this was a sort of love interest for her. I’d known John Logan briefly through Kathryn Bigelow during Hurt Locker and we had a little catching up. Then he said, “So, do you like the show?” and I said, “Of course. And I love Eva Green.” He’s, like, “Okay, there’s probably one thing you should know: This guy also goes by another name.” “What’s that?” “Dracula.” I said, “What time is my flight?” It was that quick. To go from the material that I was given where my character is this sort of overly-obsessive museum director, which is a fun character, to an ageless Dracula that you don’t want to mess around with was fascinating. He’s the darkness that goes throughout the whole three seasons. He’s challenging and wonderfully fun to do.

Read his full interview HERE.