By Eric Spitznagel
The U.S. has come a long way in the last decade. Same-sex marriage is now legal in 19 states. Medical marijuana is legal (with a “note from your doctor”) in 23 states. But if there’s one thing we still have no tolerance for, it’s lady nipples. Even worse if those nipples belong to a French seductress like Eva Green, ass-kicking star of blockbusters like Casino Royale and 300: Rise of an Empire.
A poster for her new film, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For — in theaters August 22 — was banned by the MPAA for, in their words, the “curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” And then a commercial slated to air on ABC was pulled for more or less the same reason. Too much Eva Green nipplage.
Green recently said that boobs “have never killed anyone” (though she did add that suffocation is a possibility). I called up Green recently, and she talked quite a bit more about the controversy — and about her obsession with stuffed dead animals.
ESQUIRE.COM: I have a lot to ask you about Sin City, but we should probably start by talking about taxidermy.
EVA GREEN: I’m sorry?
ESQ: I heard that you’re a repeat customer at Deyrolle in Paris, the taxidermy shop.
EG: [Laughs.] Oh yes, yes, that’s right.
ESQ: I was there decades ago, when I was doing the backpacking-across-Europe thing. The place is insane.
EG: It’s a very beautiful shop. It’s like being in a fairy tale or something.
Thanks to Eden, Isabelle and Sebastian for many of the new additions. Enjoy!
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” Press Conference (Beverly Hills) – August 2, 2014
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” Press Conference Portraits (Beverly Hills) – August 2, 2014
Arriving/Leaving “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – August 5, 2014
By Natalie Finn
Eva Green does not get the fuss.
“I mean…the poster, you don’t see anything!” the French actress exclaimed to E! News, her response in a nutshell to the hullabaloo over what was deemed to be a too-sexual teaser image for the upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, featuring Green’s Ava Lord in a flimsy white robe, gleaming pistol in hand.
The none-too-subtle hint at what’s underneath Green’s robe was considered too naughty for public display by the Motion Picture Association of America, prompting Dimension Films to release an edited version of the poster. ABC later refused to air the trailer that was initially made for broadcast because Green “appear[ed] to be naked.”
“Just wait for the movie then. It’s in 3-D as well. Enjoy yourself, you know!” Green said, laughing. “It was nothing on the poster, it was lots of noise for nothing.”
She marveled over how the violence in the film, implied by her brandishing a weapon, was fun with the MPAA but the hint at nudity was being censored.
“I’m holding a gun on the poster—no big deal about the gun, it’s all about my t-ts?!”
Source: E! Online
The gorgeous Sin City 2 actress talks her favourite restaurant, wine, and what you should be wearing.
Sultry blue eyes, Bond girl pedigree and a recent US ban for an overly sexy film poster: it’s no wonder Eva Green is a woman we love.
Her latest incarnation, as Ava Lord in Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, might just be her most impressive role yet, as she takes on mantle of the ultimate femme fatale in Frank Miller’s graphic novel sequel.
We caught up with the French native to get her thoughts on London, wine, and what she thinks you should be wearing.
By Dave Lewis
For her part, Green added another deliciously over-the-top villainess to her resume (she recently stole the show as the baddie in “300: Rise of an Empire”). She said that in playing the duplicitous seductress Ava, it was a challenge to “still be believable and lie all the time…she’s so bad, so that was very fun. No conscience. No sense of right or wrong. She’s pretty evil.”
Rodriguez praised Green’s abilities, noting a scene in which she dupes a pair of cops into believing her innocence after attempting to murder someone close to her.
It’s been nearly a decade since “Sin City” hit theaters, but fans will soon be able to return to the seedy, crime-ridden cesspool known as Basin City in the upcoming “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.”
Dimension held a press conference earlier today with stars Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, where they discussed the sequel’s original storylines, green screen technique, the possibility of further “Sin City” yarns and Alba’s dance moves.
Based on Miller’s Dark Horse Comics series, the sequel includes two chapters based on existing storylines — “A Dame to Kill For” and the brief “Just Another Saturday Night” — plus the original stories “The Fat Loss” (originally titled “Nancy’s Last Dance”) and “The Long, Bad Night.”
It brings together characters seen in the first film — Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Mickey Rouke as Marv, among others — along with some new faces, most notably Green as femme fatale Ava, Gordon-Levitt as the new character Johnny, and Brolin as Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film).
Since the original 2005 film’s release, some actors have been replaced (Jamie Chung took over for Devon Aoki, while Dennis Haysbert stepped in for the late, great Michael Clarke Duncan).