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G   /   September 07, 2015   /   0 Comments

Patti LuPone is back for more “Penny Dreadful.”

The Broadway legend, who guest starred as Joan Clayton (aka the Cut-Wife) in the sophomore season of Showtime’s Victorian England-set horror series, is back for season 3 as a series regular. She’ll also be playing a new role: Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Eva Green’s bewitching Vanessa Ives with an unconventional new approach.

The third season, which returns in 2016 with nine episodes, will also be adding another familiar name to the list of literary characters who appear on the show. Shazad Latif (“The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”) will play an interpretation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Henry Jekyll.

“Penny Dreadful” has also added Wes Studi as a series regular. The “Hell on Wheels” and “Red Road” alum plays Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett). He also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton).

Guest stars also include Christian Camargo as Dr. Alexander Sweet, a zoologist who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Vanessa; Sam Barnett as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; and Jessica Barden as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney).

“Penny Dreadful” is created, written and executive produced by John Logan and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris, both of Neal Street Productions. It is a co-production of Showtime and Sky.

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G   /   September 01, 2015   /   0 Comments

On the subject of the lead character Vanessa Ives played by Eva Green, Logan was unequivocal.

“To me, Penny Dreadful is a dance with Eva Green. Vanessa Ives is my muse, no question about it. She is a good metaphor for me coming to accept ‘the beast in me’.

“As soon as I get on set, I speak to Eva, and we go over all the scenes in detail.”

 

Read the rest of Mr. Logan’s masterclass coverage HERE.

 

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G   /   August 26, 2015   /   1 Comment

By Vatsala Chhibber

 

There’s a dreamlike quality about Eva Green. Her stunning dark looks and impenetrable smoky eyes appear almost unreal, belonging in a whimsical fairy tale, or a Tim Burton set. Her on-screen characters only elevate the intrigue, from James Bond’s wayward lover in Casino Royale (2006) to a creepy clairvoyant on TV’s favourite horror-drama,Penny Dreadful. In Green’s make-believe world she’s always confident, alluring and not without an evil streak. “But I wouldn’t call myself self-confident in real life,” she admits. “It’s always been a fantasy for me to play powerful women — with some cracks in their personality — because I am not like that.” And though she’s found firm footing as Hollywood’s go-to femme fatale, she’s not entirely thrilled about it. “I don’t like being put in a box,” she says. “I’m many things.” Here, she gives us a glimpse of some of those things, as well as her inner demons, her beauty rituals and the big, bad Hollywood beast.

On inhabiting Tim Burton’s universe

“He’s like a child; happy and easygoing with a passion that is contagious. In Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children [out next year], my character is like a dark Mary Poppins. It’s a beautiful story set in the ‘40s and all the other roles are played by children — this was my first time working with children, and that was a bit of a challenge. The movie is slightly bonkers, but in a poetic way.”

On her red-carpet ritual

“The last thing I do before stepping onto the red carpet is put on some perfume. I’ve been very faithful to this brand called Santa Maria Novella. They have a fragrance called Melograno that’s very simple, and very me.”

On being the new spokesperson for L’Oréal Professionnel

“My hair is thin, fragile and tortured every day. My hairdresser always uses L’Oréal Professionnel hair products. I tried their deep moisturising Pro Fiber treatment, which is magical, and their new Wet Domination by Tecni.ART styling range. I also love oils, both for the body and the hair. I use L’Oréal’s Mythic Oil twice a month — leaving it on overnight and shampooing the next morning.”

On surviving Hollywood

“It’s a tough business. As an actor you have to keep your vulnerability for your roles, and at the same time, you have to build an armour around yourself because there are so many… I have to find a polite word… arseholes. You have to have faith in yourself and remain strong. And, if you find that you’ve lost your passion one day, I think you should move on to something else.”

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G   /   July 29, 2015   /   2 Comments

 

Penny Dreadful: Demimonde is a spellbinding puzzle and collectible card game for the living and the undead. Explore Victorian London with your favorite characters from Penny Dreadful on your phone or mobile tablet. This unique puzzle and collectible card game will allow you to:

  • Explore: Complete puzzles and quests from each episode of the show.
  • Collect: Assemble your own team of “dreadful” characters, Tarot cards, and artifacts
  • Compete: Battle other players’ teams on different battlefields

Additionally, our friends at Midverse Studios who are making the game are welcoming beta players to test out the game before anyone else. If you wish to sign up, just visit their website. They would also be giving away a Reeve Carney signed poster to one lucky beta user!

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Penny Dreadful: Demimonde will be available via the App Store and on Android devices through Google Play. The game will also be released at a later date on Facebook and will also be available on Amazon Kindle.

M.   /   July 27, 2015   /   0 Comments

Gallery links:
– Magazines & Newspapers > 2015 > Mujer Hoy (Spain) – July 25, 2015
– Magazines & Newspapers > 2015 > Glamour (Spain) – June 2015

Mujer Hoy seems to think that Algeria and Nigeria are the same country… Come on, folks! In this day and age, journalists can do a little research with the help of the Internet before posting n’importe quoi… The fine people from those two diverse and culturally rich countries would appreciate it. And so would be, Eva Green fans.

Eva talks about her shyness, being cast as Isabelle in The Dreamers, how it didn’t work out between her and von Trier and why she didn’t star in The Antichrist, dying her hair as a teen, and L’Oréal.

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She’s got dark hair and mesmerizing blue eyes: Eva Green know how to captivate an audience, whether she’s playing a Bond girl, a dark Tim Burton character, or a very gloomy Vanessa Ives on Penny Dreadful. There’s a sense of mystery to her beauty, an essence I try to decode in this candid chat with L’Oréal Professionnel’s new international spokesperson.

1) How important is hair to an overall look?

Everything. I mean, skin of course is important, but a hair do can define who you are and what you look like. For me, as an actor… it’s major. It defines the character. It helps you define the role. In everyday life I’m terrible with my hair. I can’t do anything, so I let it down. It’s very straight, so a side-parting is all. If you go to the hairdresser, it makes you feel confident. Good hair makes you feel confident.

2) How does it feel to represent a brand like L’Oréal Professionnel?

It’s such a cool, iconic brand. Since I was very little I’ve seen L’Oréal Professionnel products at hair salons. It’s quite a weird feeling, but I’m happy that I’m now on board!

3) Could you describe you style in one word?

Everything.

(I’ve got to say, I’ve never received an answer like that before and it just goes to show how versatile the actress really is.)

4) Why did you choose to go from being blonde to black at a young age?

I wasn’t exactly blonde. I was in the middle and I don’t like being in the middle. I feel like my mom had dark hair, pale skin, and blue eyes, so I thought let’s try that. I didn’t tell my mother. I went to the hairdresser when I was 15 and dyed my hair. It was a strong statement.

5) What is your favorite feature?

Oh god, I don’t know. My hands.

5) Three beauty essentials that you always have in your bag?

Contact lenses, because I’m completely blind, a fragrance (Santa Maria Novella), and red lipstick.

6) Have you ever been to India?

My god, no! It’s my dream to go there. I was in Sri Lanka last year, but I couldn’t make it to India.

7) Is there something you’d like to do when you’re here?

I need 3 months to explore your country. But yeah, I want to go to Rajasthan. There’s so many places… it’s another world: the spices, the colors. It’s a whole other world. It’s magical.

8) What is your favorite red carpet hair do?

I would say the safest for me would be side-parting and hair on one side. It’s always a safe option.

Eva leaves us wanting more! We’re excited to see what she and L’Oréal Professionnel are going to do together.

Miss Malini’s Audio interview with Eva:

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G   /   July 11, 2015   /   0 Comments

By Deanna Barnert

 

Penny Dreadful star Eva Green reveals her favorite fascinations

Designer:

Alexander McQueen.

Must-have bag:

I don’t have a purse; I have a Tumi backpack.

Essential jewelry piece:

A vintage spider brooch from the 1920s that I bought on Portobello Road in London. It’s a good-luck thing.

Best beauty product:

MAC red lipstick. Avène, the French skin-care brand, is very good. Shu Uemura for hair.

Signature scent:

Santa Maria Novella eau de cologne.

Go-to workout:

Running.

 

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Eva Green feels alive when she travels to exotic places. The French actress, the new spokesperson for L’Oréal Professionnel, also said that Helena Bonham Carter inspires her. ‘Because she is crazy in a positive way’. In this interview she talked about her projects and one of her dreams – to be 100% confident…
 
What changed in Eva Green from the movie The Dreamers to the Eva today?
I don’t think I’ve changed that much. I’ve always been very reserved and I still am. I’m more at ease in interviews now –and because I work in this crazy business, I’m a little more extroverted…but I don’t think I am as confident as I would like to be. That’s my goal at the moment.
 
To be 100% confident?
It’s my biggest dream, to be 100% confident.
 
When you’re not working, how do you spend your time?
I find peace when I’m walking in nature. I go to far away places. I went to Sri Lanka and South Africa last year. When I travel, it’s the moment when I think ‘Oh my God, I’m alive, I’m very lucky to be alive.’ That’s what I like.
 
Have you ever been to Brazil?
No but I would love to know your country. I love Brazilian music and I know Brazilian women are very pretty, always in shape and take good care of themselves.
 
Speaking of beauty, how do you take care of yourself?
When I’m working, I have to use a lot of makeup but in real life, I’m very simple. I drink lots of water, I exercise, I hydrate my skin the best I can and I don’t wear much makeup.
 
What is your secret to staying beautiful?
My God! I wish I knew the secret but I think that the condition to be happy, is to love and be loved. That’s what really matters.
 
Any actress who inspires you?
I love Helena Bonham Carter because she is crazy in a positive way. She is proud to be who she is. She’s not like others, she is original, unique.
 
What are your next projects?
At the moment, I’m shooting the Tim Burton film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and I will be back for another season of Penny Dreadful. Then only God knows.
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