On Patrick Demarchelier, photographer

“He is such a wonderful photographer and it’s effortless as well. It’s timeless and sophisticated and I always love his use of lighting. He’s an artist that doesn’t have an ego. There is a relationship with him – it’s not that I’m an object.”

On Michael Pitt, The Dreamers co-star

“I hadn’t seen his movies before. I remember I was on a tour in France and my agent told me, ‘Okay, look, Murder by Numbers, this is the actor, Michael Pitt’. And he had long hair, you know, big lips, and I thought, ‘Oh my god, he’s a girl, or….?’, but no, I was very impressed, I really like him very much. He looks like an angel but he’s got a lot of violence, he’s very complex. No, I love him.”

On Louis Garrel, The Dreamers co-star

“We were really nervous but it was good because Louis was acting like a little kid of two years old, playing with his penis all the time. It helped us to get rid of our inhibitions – and it was a good exercise to stop us being self-conscious.”

“Even after I had agreed to do it – and I knew exactly what I was getting involved in – I was having difficulty imagining actually doing it. Michael was also shy, and remained so. But Louis helped us a lot. He was like a big kid.” Apparently, the actor came to Green’s trailer and made her an “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours” offer. “It was like children. We got that over and it certainly broke the ice.”

On working with Bernardo Bertolucci, The Dreamers Director

“I was a big Bertolucci fan and when I got his message to go for an audition, I could barely believe it, even less that he ended up giving me a role. Working with him has been one of the biggest experiences I had in my professional life. I thought working for him would be tough, even painful, but he turned out to be a very patient director.”

On Orlando Bloom, Kingdom Of Heaven co-star

“We have a lot of chemistry on screen but it is very dangerous to mix the two. A lot of actors do, they want to be as good as possible and start really having sex with their co-star. They get confused and it leads to a lot of problems. I was not close to falling for Orlando. He is a wonderful person, but I cannot imagine him as a boyfriend.”

“He’s true to himself and funny. He’s also scared. He’s not like the perfect man. He has some doubts, of course, and he will say it.”

“Working with him was a great experience. He was very sweet and down to earth.”

“We had one day of rehearsing together and he immediately put me at ease. I think he’s just a normal guy who can’t quite cope with being a big star with this huge female fan base. But I think this role is good for him. As Balian, he’s turning from a young romantic lead into a rugged hero. From boy to man.”

On Edward Norton, Kingdom Of Heaven co-star

“My scenes with Edward Norton were the hardest, because he’s an idol of mine.”

“When I read the script, Baldwin was one of my favorite roles; he moved me so much. And then when I screen tested, it was with Orlando Bloom and Edward Norton. Edward is one of my favorite actors. He’s an idol.”

“It was extremely difficult. I had to pretend that this was my brother, and I thought, ‘How can I do this? I can’t. I can’t.’ I was so stressed out. I don’t know how to translate that into English, but I was a bit disturbed because when he did this scene, he reminded me of someone I knew who was dying. Edward has the sensitivity of a child and is able to do anything – anything. He’s very rare as an actor. It was like a dream.” [On her first scene with Edward Norton (Baldwin’s death scene)]

On working with the stellar cast of Kingdom Of Heaven

“It was wonderful to be surrounded by those actors – I could only aspire to their knowledge.”

On Tim Burton, Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Director

“A humble human being, sensitive and deeply intelligent.”

“He is so easy to work with. The wonderful thing about Tim is that he has no ego. He is very kind, normal and fragile. There is something equal with him that I love. Even working with the children he was like ‘What do you think? How do you feel?’ which is so nice. He’s so open to ideas as well. He’s wonderful and amazing.”

“I understand how he functions. I understand his sensitivity. He’s vulnerable and you can see he’s vulnerable. He’s not hiding and that makes him very wonderful. He is himself and there’s no ego.”

On Gregg Araki, White Bird in a Blizzard Director

“I remember I saw Mysterious Skin in the cinema when it came out. It was dreamlike and very tormented. There’s something in his films that are a bit David Lynch in a way. Seeing the film in the cinema I remember it was like a dream and fucked up and I loved that very much. His other films are all teenage trashy bonkers funny and this one, White Bird, I find more grown up. It’s in another category of its own.”

“In the beginning it was a struggle to find the money for the film and then the actors. But it’s nice that this film was made all with heart, and Gregg is very open and he’s so passionate. He’s like a child on set, with this passion and he’s so loving. He’s really all about who these characters are and the story. It’s all fun. There’s no judgement or games or bullshit. It’s pure joy and we all loved it.”

On Shailene Woodley, White Bird in a Blizzard co-star

“I was intimidated at first. I thought, oh god am I going to measure up? Is this going to believable? But Shailene was so great and she calmed me down and made me feel confident. She was very supportive. She’s very wise and very mature, an old soul. And she’s also very aware of the world and extremely bright and amazing.”

On Mads Mikkelsen, Casino Royale and The Salvation co-star

“Mads is an extraordinary actor and working with him was wonderful. You have to know that I’ve never seen Hannibal where everyone tells me he’s great.”

On John Logan, Creator, Executive Producer and Writer of Penny Dreadful

“He’s very open and takes the time to listen. I send him lots of images, like paintings, photographs, anything that could inspire a scene. A TV series is very ambitious and a long commitment, so what is great is that he knows where he’s going.”

On working with the Penny Dreadful crew

“The people here are amazing. It’s the kindest crew I’ve ever worked with and I’m not just saying that. They’re full of heart, they’re sincere, they’re funny, they’re raw. It’s a real pleasure.”

On Dame Judi Dench, Casino Royale and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children co-star

“She’s such an iconic actress, she’s amazing… I mean, phew, wow.”


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