Eva Green and her mother, former actress and author Marlène Jobert (with over 20 million copies sold, she’s only behind J.K. Rowling when it comes to children’s books in France), are featured in Vanity Fair Italy. Ms Jobert was interviewed about her autobiography, her life, her family and her career.
The main photo was published by Paris Match back on November 6, 2014, but the interview is brand new.
– Magazine & Newspaper Scans > 2016 > Vanity Fair (Italy) – January 20, 2016
EvaGreenWeb, its staff and the fans from all over the world would like to wish Eva and her twin sister Joy a very Happy 35th Birthday!!! We wish you both lots of laughter, blessings, success and love!!
Feel free to leave your own birthday messages for them on the comments section. Kindly limit them to 3 lines in consideration to other fans. Thank you.
– Magazines & Newspapers > 2015 > Grazia (Italy) – June 3, 2015
Last but not least, I’ve also uploaded scans from the May 2015 issue of GQ UK.
How she fits into the horror heritage.
1. Boris Karloff was in…
2. Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)…
3. with Christopher Lee…
4. Who was in Dark Shadows (2012)…
5. With Eva Green!
The Grazia interview (in English) can be found after the cut. Many thanks to our friend Sara for translating it!
– Magazines & Newspapers > 2015 > Io Donna (Italy) – May 30, 2015
“Dark? But I dream of doing a comedy.”
She found Ireland, where she is filming the second season of the horror tv show Penny Dreadful, a mystical country. But also in western atmospheres, Eva Green does not stop confronting the dark forces. Even her mother, French actress Marlène Jobert, is surprised by her dark roles…
The sky is grey, the sudden rain that makes the asphalt dark and shiny, the bare trees of a cold February day: the atmosphere of Ardmore Studios in Wicklow County, forty minutes from Dublin, could not be more appropriate. They are shooting the second season of Penny Dreadful, an horror-gotic tv show created by John Logan and produced by Sam Mendes, set during the Victorian London.
The scene is full of deformed monsters, characters from literature – Dorian Gray, Dracula and Frankenstein – opium smokers, adventurers. Here, every morning for months, Eva Green became the fragile, painful and enigmatic Vanessa Ives, the sorcerer with supernatural powers who fights evil spirits and unknown forces. Between takes, the actress leave her long dark dress with rigid corset (the amazing costumes have been created by Gabriella Pescucci) and present herself to this interview with a severe masculine cut shirt color – Is it a coincidence? – of blood, complete with a bow tie, leather pants and boots. All black, like her hair. She’s pale, with those special blue eyes, she seems a little bit tired and wan but still fascinating, the uncertain voice and the usual shyness; Eva Green charms.
Eva Green interviewed her famous mom for Paris Match. Eva says that Joy was the one who insisted that Marlène wrote her biography and that she didn’t know that her mom had such a difficult childhood. Ms Green was also surprised to read about her mom’s former boyfriends, the ones that she dated before she met Walter Green in 1976, and to know about Jobert’s career in details. She says that she’d like to be lighter and funnier like her mom and Marlène says that her daughter is funnier than she gives herself credit for and that she should be able to use that side of hers in Tim Burton’s next film.
By Julie Miller
French actress and former Bond girl Eva Green has played no shortage of witchy women in her career—including a 300-year-old sorceress in The Golden Compass and Johnny Depp’s supernatural seductress in Dark Shadows. But in the Showtime horror drama Penny Dreadful, the actress dials up the intrigue and mystique for her most enigmatic character yet. As Vanessa Ives, a Victorian-era spiritualist on the hunt for a woman being held hostage in some kind of demonic underworld, her character encompasses the duality of good and evil under a veil of secrets. And in Sunday’s episode, “Closer Than Sisters,” we finally learn some of them.
Last week, we phoned Green to discuss the episode at length as well as the difficulties of playing crazy, Victorian psychiatric treatments, and her masterful séance scene earlier this season.
[If you have not yet watched tonight’s show, do not read further.]
Julie Miller: Your character is so complex and full of contradictions. How did [Penny Dreadful] creator John Logan describe her to you when he pitched the character?
Eva Green: He didn’t really have to. He sent me the first five episode [scripts] and I kind of connected with the character straightaway and I loved that she had such an amazing journey full of twists and turns. You discover her secrets little by little. It’s an extremely complicated character that I was lucky to be offered.
Other characters in the TV series are based on famous literary figures, like Dorian Gray, Frankenstein’s monster, and Mina Harker. Did John say if Vanessa was based on any famous literary or real-life figures?
No, I mean, sometimes I feel like I am playing John Logan himself. [Laughs] It’s a completely original, fictional character.
Did you consult any mediums or spiritualists before filming?
Oh yeah! I saw two psychics in Paris—one that kind of showed me how to spread the Tarot cards. I kind of got into that weirdly. I thought that was fascinating and if it’s well done, it can give you some [insight] into how to make the right decisions. I spoke to people who had visions and said they can see the future. It’s a bit scary but I completely believe in it now because I met a psychic who told me things [about my life] that nobody knows. She knew what had happened and told me what would happen in the future—so we’ll see if she is right.
Vanessa’s character is so offbeat, especially for a woman during that time period, and, at times, frightening. Where did you find this character inside yourself?
At the end of the day, she is a very tormented, torn human being and she is at war with herself constantly. She seems very smooth and in control, but underneath is all of this fire and all of these demons. She seems very cold sometimes and then she has these mad moments, especially for that time period. Victorian women were so uptight and almost seen like wax figures but she is kind of a rebel. She is ballsy and hungry to live, dance, and explore.
In [tonight’s episode] you discover the background of Vanessa and will understand why she is like this and how she has all of these powers and how she is completely consumed by guilt after her betrayal of Mina, Sir Malcolm’s daughter. And this guilt will manifest in a kind of sexual hysteria—or that’s what people think has happened. So I have lots of absolutely insane scenes, literally, that I had to do and they were a challenge. I love extreme scenes—it’s fun to let it all out rather than play the boring girlfriend or something.
What are some of the challenges of playing insane?
It’s scary because of course you do explore the darkness inside you. It’s cool to be crazy. It’s fun and people might think I’m a weirdo. But it was full-on, let’s say, and very demanding. I was completely shattered at the end of the day. But the crew was very nice and John Logan was looking after me like my dad.
Do you stay in character between scenes, especially for this episode where your character is going crazy?
Oh no! I need to laugh actually. It helps me to focus. I always find it so pretentious when actors stay in character. I like to have a great relationship with the crew. For those difficult scenes, I like to listen to a lot of music. It helps me concentrate and remind grounded.
Your character is subjected to some frightening psychiatric treatments common during that time period, including having a hole drilled into her brain to let what the doctors think are demons out. What kind of research did you do on the subject?
A lot. They used lots of water, freezing water, to kind of numb all of the senses. They used crude brain surgery. Women were not allowed to really express themselves—sexually, for sure, that was out of the question—but in any way. In this episode, we now know that the doctors and family think she is suffering from sexual hysteria but we know that it is this obscure force inside of her doing all of this damage. I am very visual so I looked at lots of pictures of women in hospitals during the time period. They were so scary that they were almost funny—women with their mouths very much open, looking very much like animals. It’s a bit scary because we don’t talk about sexual hysteria very much any more.
Did becoming that unhinged for those scenes affect your personal life in any way? For instance, did you have nightmares?
When you do something like this you do become a bit more aware—wondering whether there are forces around us. But sometimes as an actor, you have to put up your armor [to what your character is experiencing] otherwise you will end up in an asylum. When you do a role like this, you do approach the dark side. Though, now I know all of my prayers in Latin so I can also fight the devil. [Laughs]
I have to ask you about the séance scene earlier this season, which was incredible. [For those readers who haven’t seen it, Green channels a series of men, women, children, and the devil, in a six-minute tour de force worthy of its own Emmy.] How did you go about preparing for that?
My god, that was one of the most challenging scenes for me because I was worried I was doing too much. The most challenging things were the transitions actually, going from the little boy to the older boy and then to Mina and then the devil. I wanted to be understood and to be clear because it’s so fast and very easy to look ridiculous [acting that out]. I made sure to have like four cameras on me so I didn’t have to do it too much. It was hard though, to find the right recipe.
How did you even rehearse? Did you tape yourself?
I worked with my drama coach because by yourself you would drown in that scene. You need someone external who can help you a bit. That was very necessary for that scene. I also worked with John Logan and the director, J. A. Bayona, who was amazing. About two weeks before, we rehearsed that scene while playing really intense, mad music and trying to find the right amount of things I should do. J.A. was wonderful and if it had been another director, I would have been worried. For example though, in rehearsal, he gave me a rope and I was kind of pulling it. . . it helped me find moments, like where I was doing the child, and resisting. It helped me find the physicality. He’s very physical, very Spanish, and he helped me channel all of these little people inside me. [Laughs]
What I noticed is there was a butterfly during that seance that was around for those two days [we filmed the scene] and then it followed me around for the whole shoot, for all eight episodes. It was like my little guardian angel. It was very weird. Everyone was laughing. It was like a Penny Dreadful butterfly. A spirit.
What do your friends and family think seeing you play this kind of insane character?
Well I am in France and it hasn’t aired here yet so they have not seen it. But they know I work very hard. Actually I have not seen it either. I never watch anything I am in. I tend to be negative and it’s better to kind of keep [your films and TV shows] at a distance, like it was a dream or something.
What can you say about Vanessa’s development the rest of this season?
She wants to redeem herself and that obsession with redeeming herself gives her some weird power and makes her special at a time when women were so oppressed. You will see. She is unique by having this gift and for her it is very hard to give it up. You’ll see what she wants to do with it in the last episode. Mina is the love of her life and she will do anything to rescue her wherever she is in the underworld. It’s her cross to bear.
Source: Vanity Fair
By GARTH PEARCE
EVA GREEN has been hailed as one of the best Bond girls ever, following her role as Vesper Lynd in 2006 film Casino Royale.
The 32-year-old French actress made her controversial screen debut three years before then, in The Dreamers – in which she spent much of the film naked.
She has built a reputation as a risk-taker but tells GARTH PEARCE of her mother’s warnings.
“MY mother Marlene Jobert was scared for me to become an actress like her. She knew I was too sensitive and fragile.
“So I have learned from her how to appear to be tougher than I really am. She said: “You want to be an actress? Then act as if you are not scared of anything.”
Eva Green and her mother, former actress and author Marlène Jobert, have recently posed together for the 30 years of Madame Figaro. What a gorgeous photoshoot! And what a great gene pool! 😀
• Family & Young Eva > 30 years of Madame Figaro (2010)
French actress Eva Green captivated onlookers in Paris yesterday evening when she attended the opening of her aunt’s photo exhibition in Paris where she wore jewellery from Montblanc.
The former Bond-girl was seen at the exhibition, called Green, wearing three rings from Montblanc’s 4810 Classic collection, each in either red, white or yellow gold and set with diamonds and a pair of earrings from the Star collection, made in silver and onyx.
The subject of the exhibition, which was held at the Galerie Catherine Houard, was the actress’s aunt, Marika Green, who has put together a series of 100 photographs tracing the history of four generations of the family. The exhibition runs until December 25 in Paris and then will travel the world with stops in Vienna and Zurich.
• Public Appearances: Montblanc Green Exhibition
Have a wonderful day. We all wish you all the best and hope all your dreams come true!
(…) La veille de cette rencontre, Marlène Jobert avait assisté à une projection de «La boussole d’or», dans lequel joue sa fille Eva Green. Nous avons donc tout naturellement commencé par là.
Qu’avez-vous ressenti quand votre fille a décidé de devenir actrice?
J’étais anxieuse, je l’ai un peu découragée au début parce que c’est un métier très, très difficile et qu’elle est émotive. Aujourd’hui elle m’épate: elle a une présence, quelque chose de mystérieux et de classieux, un très beau timbre de voix aussi, et puis cette opiniâtreté à obtenir la perfection. Je serais incapable d’aller jusqu’où elle va. Je suis très fière d’elle, même si tout n’est pas joué encore. Avec le James Bond («Casino Royale», ndlr), elle a prouvé qu’elle était une bonne actrice. Malheureusement, les réalisateurs qui l’intéressent ne vont pas voir ce genre de film.
Et sa soeur Joy?
Elle est dans l’ombre. Elle est passionnée par la nature, elle élève des chevaux. Elle me paraît très heureuse de ne pas être obligée de faire ce métier (rires), donc tout va bien!
Although he is in a relationship with French actor and Bond girl Eva Green, whom he met on the set of Kingdom Of Heaven, he manages to dodge the paparazzi’s radar.
You’ll never see him out to dinner with Posh and Becks. In fact, Csokas refuses to acknowledge his relationship with Green at all, apart from an oblique reference to spending “a lot of time in Paris”.
“Otherwise it [the relationship] starts landing in a lot of other places,” he says, referring to the pages of celebrity magazines. “It’s nice to avoid all that.”
Csokas is looking forward to a day where he can put down roots and start a family.
“I’m drifting, but that will change. Relationships can be difficult when you are transient. At some point I will probably put a flag down.” But where? There’s his birth country of New Zealand; then there is Sydney, which he “loves”; London where he has a home, and Los Angeles where he often works. And then there’s Paris.
“We’ll see,” he says with an enigmatic half-smile, careful not to give too much away.
Source: THE SUN HERALD
Thanks to The Marton Csokas Network
By KATIE NICHOLL
Sulty Bond actress Eva Green is as well known for her eccentric hair as for her sizzling screen prowess.
But while unkind observers have commented that the new face of Christian Dior looks as though she has been dragged through a bush, it seems that many hours go into creating her unique style.
“I know some people think it’s crazy, but I love this look – it’s different and a bit alternative,” Eva, told me at the launch of the £140,000 Montblanc limitededition Prince Rainier III pen.
“I have dreadlocks at the moment to make it look like ‘just got out of bed’ hair.”
The look is created by a Japanese hairdresser based in East London.
“He comes to all my big engagements,” revealed Eva.
Source: Daily Mail
27 years ago (July 5th), Eva and her twin Joy were born in Paris…
On this very special day
I would like to say to you
I hope you’ll always find happiness
In whatever you may do.
May all your dreams and wishes come true year after year!