It’s not unheard of for an actor’s performance to define a film so greatly that it lifts that film to another level. It’s a little more rare, though, in a big-budget, visual-effects driven vehicle like this weekend’s “300: Rise of an Empire.” Yet it happens there because of Eva Green. She owns this movie. Green — who rose to prominence after playing Vesper Lynd in 2006′s “Casino Royale” — will
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Eva Green found herself about to lay siege to an army of half-naked Greek soldiers, all of whom looked like they were carved out of marble. There are perks to being one of two major female characters in the testosterone-infused “300: Rise of an Empire.” “You can’t help but stare at the beginning,” the French-born actress tells the Daily News of the sequel to the 2006 hit that opens Friday.
Hang in there because we still have plenty of other stuff to add! In the meantime, enjoy these new scans! Gallery links: Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Premiere (France) – March 2014 Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Mujer Hoy (Spain) – March 8, 2014
Thanks to Ann, Annie, Claudia and Nicole for many of the new additions. Enjoy! Gallery link: “300: Rise of an Empire” Premiere (Los Angeles, CA) – March 4, 2014 —– Off-topic: Shameless Plug again Two friends of ours have recently opened a fansite dedicated to the beautiful and talented French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos, who won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival (alongside Léa Seydoux and director Abdellatif Kechiche)
The film’s standout character this time around is not its hero but its key villain. As we quickly learn, Rodrigo Santoro’s would-be conqueror is all-but a pawn in the vengeful schemes of Eva Green’s Artemisia. It is hard to argue that Green “steals” the picture when she is one of its lead characters, but hers is the kind of unapologetic arch-villain role that is all-too rare for actresses. It is
Admittedly, even if you’re not really one for digital effects, the whole enterprise looks pretty grand. Yet the finest spectacle in all of Rise of an Empire is a human being: Eva Green plays resident bad gal Artemisia, commander of the Persian navy. As a child, she watched as Greek soldiers raped and killed members of her family; then the Greeks made her a slave, violating her and leaving her
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The first question that would seem to apply when regarding any sequel is “Does this feel like it is of a piece with the first film?” It doesn’t have to be the same movie to be a successful sequel, but it should do something interesting. It should either be a response to the first film or a deliberately different type of film or it should build on some interesting story
Eva Green was really looking for an all-out villain to sink her teeth into, and she got that and more with the role of Artemisia in “300: Rise of an Empire.” Green (“The Dreamers,” “Casino Royale”) sat down with Metro to discuss playing nuts, using sex as a weapon and the allure the mystical side of things. You’re playing more than just the typical villain in this. Yes. I kill
Thank you to Spot for the link to this photo of Eva and the fabulous Lena Headey at the 300: Rise of an Empire premiere yesterday. We’ll be adding red carpet photos from the premiere soon as well.
Thanks to Emma and Johnny for some of the new interviews.
Gallery link: Magazines & Newspapers > 2014 > Premiere (Mexico) – March 2014