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Second Exclusive EvaGreenWeb.com Q&A with Eva Green – Part II

Posted by M. in May 26,2013 with 18 Comments

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)?
Neither.
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. :)



Second Exclusive EvaGreenWeb.com Q&A with Eva Green – Part I

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. :D 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…



The true style of Eva Green

Posted by Stef in Nov 04,2012 with 4 Comments

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.



Video Archive update

Posted by Stef in Sep 15,2012 with 10 Comments

I’ve been doing some updates into the media archive lately, added few videos we were missing and more will come for sure. Meantime enjoy those.



Video galleries:
Movies > Dark Shadows (2011)
Interviews & News Segments > 2009
Interviews & News Segments > 2011
Commercials > Signature for good, Breil & Dior



Total Film (UK) – September 2012

Posted by M. in Aug 04,2012 with 4 Comments

GALLERY LINK:
Total Film (UK) – September 2012, thanks to Lorna



Scans: Evening Standard Magazine (UK) – June 29, 2012

Posted by M. in Jul 13,2012 with 1 Comment

GALLERY LINK:
Evening Standard Magazine (UK) – June 29, 2012, thanks to Lorna



Shy Girl… sex bomb Eva Green is really a bundle of nerves

Posted by M. in Jun 29,2012 with 2 Comments

If you’re looking for a vamp, a sorceress or a sex bomb for your latest blockbuster, you call Eva Green. But away from the spotlight she’s misunderstood, finds Richard Godwin

When I arrive to have tea with Eva Green at Sketch, she has already taken command of a plush velvet sofa. One hopes to retain a certain cool when meeting an actress, particularly a French one, particularly one so devastating, and yet, I can’t help noticing, the only chair I can politely take is no higher than a badger. ‘It’s like Alice in Wonderland,’ she laughs, clearly happy to play the spectral queen as I perch at her feet. Or perhaps it’s simply the spell Eva Green casts?

Dressed all in black, dyed hair falling over her grey eyes in black strands (she’s a natural blonde), she appears to recede into the shadows. However, what at first seems like Gothic hauteur turns out to be something a little more delicate. She speaks in a soft staccato, with the barest breath of French accent. Occasionally, her voice fades out altogether, as if she is discreetly turning down the volume, but she is also quick to laugh. ‘A friend was telling me recently that people are scared of me,’ she says. ‘That’s the image I give, I guess. When they know me, they see it’s kind of a shyness thing. I don’t know why they’re scared. Is it my hair? The fact I don’t talk much?’ Read the rest of this entry »



Tele Cable Sat (France) – January 7-13, 2012 & More

Posted by M. in Jun 25,2012 with 2 Comments

I’ve scanned and added to our gallery an “old” new interview with Eva for a French magazine where she explains what made her want to take part in Camelot (for example: the opportunity to work on her storyline with the screenwriter), what she thinks of Morgan, etc. It’s a very nice reading if you understand French or liked Eva as Morgan.

GALLERY LINK:
Tele Cable Sat (France) – January 7-13, 2012

Last but not least, we’ve slowly beeen adding to our gallery that have only been posted in our forums before. Check them out in our gallery!

Please leave your comments here on the EGW site. :)



Flaunt Scans

Posted by M. in Jun 21,2012 with 1 Comment

Thanks to Miguel and eden Liao. :)

GALLERY LINK:
Flaunt – June 2012



S Moda (Spain) – May 12, 2012

Posted by M. in May 28,2012 with Comments Off

Thanks to Chini! :)

GALLERY LINK:
S Moda (Spain) – May 12, 2012



Be (France) – May 11, 2012

Posted by M. in May 23,2012 with Comments Off

GALLERY LINK:
Be (France) – May 11, 2012



Film TV (Italy) – May 13-19, 2012

Posted by M. in May 17,2012 with 1 Comment

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Film TV (Italy) – May 13-19, 2012



Stella (UK) – May 6, 2012

Posted by M. in May 12,2012 with Comments Off

Thanks to Lorna we have updated our forum with new scans of Stella magazine. Enjoy!

GALLERY LINK:
Stella (UK) – May 6, 2012



Eva Green is casting her spell

Posted by M. in May 11,2012 with 1 Comment

She was the most memorable Bond girl in an age and now relucant star Eva Green is having her wicked way with Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows. She talks to Michele Manelis.

If Eva Green has become Hollywood’s femme fatale du jour, at least she won’t need help with a translation of the job description. She was born and raised in France, but had a bilingual education in England and the American University of Paris. Her clipped British tones came in handy as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.

But largely her screen roles since, having made her acting debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial The Dreamers in 2003, have consisted of queens and witches and a recurring theme: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

In Tim Burton’s gothic farce Dark Shadows Green certainly has fun playing kooky angry witch, Angelique.

The lusty sorceress has cursed Johnny Depp’s Barnabas Collins into vampiredom and left him entombed for 200 years. The film, which shows what happens when Barnabas is exhumed in 1971 and reunites with the immortal Angelique, is a remake of a 60s television series of the same name, a horror soap which had a cult following which included Burton and Depp.

“This role was a gift from heaven,” says Green. “Angelique is absolutely bonkers, and is undoubtedly one of the best roles I’ve ever played. I got really lucky with this film, and to work with Tim Burton was the ultimate fantasy of mine. He’s a genius.” Read the rest of this entry »



Daily Telegraph Magazine (UK) – May 5, 2012

Posted by M. in May 11,2012 with 1 Comment

Thanks to Lorna we have updated our forum with new scans of the Daily Telegraph magazine. Enjoy!

GALLERY LINK:
Daily Telegraph Magazine (UK) – May 5, 2012