Seydoux has vague memories of watching Pierce Brosnan as Bond when growing up, but her strongest identification is with the Daniel Craig stretch of the franchise.
‘With the arrival of Daniel, a new chapter seemed to open up for the Bond movies,’ she says.
‘The movies are better and much more exciting than they used to be.
‘As for the Bond girls, I especially identified with Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.
‘It impressed me that a French actress was playing a Bond girl. I was taken with the way she could be intense and mysterious, strong and vulnerable, girlish and womanly. I love it when an actress can play with contradictions.
‘But there’s no way I could have imagined myself playing a Bond girl nearly ten years later. For me, that dream was too big.’
Thanks to our good friend Luciana for the HQs.
By David Crow
A familiar door been reopened. Indeed, if you listen closely, already can be heard the cries of restless spirits (or at least Showtime fans) yearning to embrace the other side of the Deminonde once more; Showtime’s Penny Dreadful is returning for season two. And that first sensation is already apparent in the new trailer for the second year.
As one of the best shows on television, and definitely one of the most underrated, Penny Dreadful had initially introduced itself as a Victorian curiosity from creator and executive producer John Logan (Gladiator, Skyfall); a decadently dressed pastiche of many of the 19th century’s best British horror novels, including the works of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, and Oscar Wilde, quickened back to life as a monster mash for the premium cable generation.
But with its startling fidelity to the works of the aforementioned authors—such as the most faithful rendering of the Frankenstein monster to date—as well as its belabored intensity for capturing the gilded hypocrisy of an age, Penny Dreadful rapidly matured into something more than worth your time: it became a layered drama about repression of one’s true self. You may have predicted that season one would reveal Josh Hartnett’s Ethan Chandler had a wolfish secret, or that the bedeviled Vanessa Ives would find Yuletide love from Sir Malcolm Murray, but the execution was seductively ingratiating.
Now Showtime is gearing up the hype for Penny Dreadful season two. Last month, we received our first real trailer for the upcoming second season, and just last week Showtime rolled out its New Year’s Day celebrations by airing all eight hours of the first season back-to-back. With anticipation growing, there is hardly a better time to organize all in one place everything that you need to know and expect from the second season of Penny Dreadful.
By Julie Rebeyrol
Surprisingly, pungent, breathtaking. The lens of Julia Fullerton-Batten for the Campari Calendar 2015, Eva Green plays with imagination and malice, the femme fatale image that fits her too often to the skin. Meeting in London around a Campari Orange. Cheers!
IR: You are often a muse, but this is the first time that you are asked for a calendar. How did you feel?
Eva Green: I loved posing for Campari calendar, it was fun. I was in good hands, pampered by the best makeup artists, stylists and hairdressers. The positive energy that is absorbed around you is very important to feel confident and fulfilled before the lens.There were so many shootings where I did not feel “connected” with the photographer. Julia Fullerton-Batten, it was different.
What has she done more than others?
She made me very serene. She is a talented artist with an incredible imagination and a real sense of almost theatrical staging. She is passionate about what she does and takes great pride in her work. She prepared the set for hours before the shooting, she has carefully placed each glass and each bottle. It was so well done twenty minutes were enough to take a picture.
What surprised you most about this shooting?
The shooting in the ballroom of a castle in Budapest was very surprising and even fun, even. We were able to dance with gorgeous men, which is always nice, and the boys around me were pulling the strings of my dress so it moves! It’s unusual.
Among all these beautiful pictures, which one in the calendar that you prefer?
Sputnik! I like its mystery, magic and especially cosmonaut helmet. I recognize myself also naturally in this picture. Far, far away from the image of “femme fatale” that sticks to my skin. I also like the photo of the Negroni where I had to wear a beautiful Vivienne Westwood dress. The dress has helped me to get into the character I interpreted, a courtesan of the 19th century looking in the mirror. It was beautiful and sensual.
The 2015 calendar revisits and interprets the amazing stories behind iconic Campari cocktails. What is your favorite story about cocktails?
That of Negroni sbagliato ! I loved knowing how this cocktail was invented. It was created by accident and, like many other errors, eventually became an exceptional discovery. Such accidents can give birth to the most beautiful things in the world.
You will soon be back on movie sets, what movie in which you’ve not been seen yet but would like to play?
Maybe a comedy. Yes, a black comedy …! I love black humor. I am completely obsessed with Catherine Tate. This woman fascinates me.
Exactly, which actress has always inspired you?
Isabelle Adjani, forever. And Cate Blanchett, which for me is a true goddess! But I was perhaps the most inspired with is the poster of the film Last Tango in Paris by Bernardo Bertolucci, which remained plastered to my room very long.
You are often seen in Anglo-Saxon distributions, what kind of French film could seduce you?
Films of Jacques Audiard. Without hesitation!
At what time of the day are you going to the movies?
When I’m on a plane. I must admit that I unfortunately go infrequently to the cinema.
Finally, 2015 will be the year of “Eva Green” for Campari and for you? What’s your wish?
… (long pause) … To be happy! Yes, to be happy. Simply.
The Salvation hits Video On Demand (VOD) and opens in limited release on February 27th. Please check your local theaters for availability.
By Dave McNary
Samuel L. Jackson is in talks with Fox to come on board Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” alongside Eva Green and Asa Butterfield.
Chernin Entertainment is producing “Peculiar Children” and has slotted the fantasy-actioner for release on March 4, 2016.
Burton will direct from a script by Jane Goldman, who adapted the Ransom Rigg novel about a teenager who finds himself on an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them.
Jackson has been filming Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” He’s repped by ICM Partners and Anonymous Content.
By Katina Vangopoulos
From getting her acting start in Bertolucci film The Dreamers, Eva Green has spent the last decade on some of Hollywood’s biggest movie sets working with Ridley Scott and Robert Rodriguez to becoming a Bond girl. As her latest turn in White Bird in a Blizzard makes its debut on Blu-Ray, here’s a look at three Eva Green performances that lend to her standing as a modern femme fatale.
1. Vesper Lynd, Casino Royale
In what is arguably the best James Bond outing ever, Green is her most effective as the only woman to ever truly gain 007’s affection. Vesper Lynd is a woman torn between right or wrong as she is forced to play for both sides. But her love for Bond is real, Green able to switch from smouldering to caring with ease before breaking the action hero’s heart. As an unconventional Bond girl this not only made Green a star to be noticed, but made Casino Royale what it is – a Bond film with heart.
2. Ava Lord, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Frank Miller’s favourite Sin City creation came to life in a sequel nearly 10 years in the making, and Green revels in the neo-noir world of his imagining. Her turn as the dame of the title is the centrepiece of the film as she controls everyone and everything. Green is her most seductive as Ava, luring hapless men into a false sense of love and security. It’s safe to say she wasn’t too afraid to get her clothes off in the name of art either.
3. Angelique Bouchard, Dark Shadows
While the film as a whole was a bit of a jumbled effort by Tim Burton, Green is given a lot of room to ham up the femme fatale stereotype as Angelique, the witch obsessed with Johnny Depp’s Barnabas. She plays Angelique as a straightshooter with conviction, a businesswoman who knows what she wants. But her pining for Barnabas brings a lighter, near-comical side to the character, a point of difference for Green who is otherwise used to dramatic roles.
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Dear Friends and Fellow Fans,
We’re happy to announce that our literary project with Ms. Green is a success! We received hundreds of submissions and all these manuscripts has been forwarded to Ms. Green’s management for Eva’s perusal. Please do remember that EvaGreenWeb.com, Ms. Green and her management are not obligated in any way to reply to any inquiry after submission of any piece of work unless compelled or otherwise. We will update you all should there be any in the future. Again, thank you for participating in this special project. Ms. Green surely has her hands full on reading through them!
M, G and Stef
Congratulations to Kristian Levring and to the cast and crew of The Salvation! The film got 7 Robert Awards Nominations:
Best Set Design
Best Make-up Artist
Best Visual Effects
For more information on the Robert Awards and the other nominees and categories, click HERE.
A sparkling idea from any point of view….
Milan, around 1915. This was the most popular drink in the Bar Camparino, opened by Davide Campari himself. It had a revolutionary pumping system that sent a recent invention right up to the counter: soda water.
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By Natalie Denton
“It is important to feel loved by the photographer or the director, so you are able to give as much as possible. I felt like Julia really appreciated me. I played several characters and it was fun. I didn’t have to do loads of homework or learn lots of lines, and to be surrounded by passionate people without any pressure was a joy. Truly, Julia was my inspiration.” – Eva Green on Julia Fullerton-Batten
“What was so refreshing with Eva was every time she came on set, she totally performed, knew the story behind the cocktail and it just made my job so much easier. Campari approached me to ask if I wanted to photograph the calendar for 2015 and I was like, ‘yes!’ – I didn’t know who the muse would be, but I was over the moon when I found out that it was Eva, because I didn’t want to work with someone typical. I think Eva has something quite amazing about her. She was the perfect choice for the calendar.” – Julia Fullerton-Batten on Eva Green
By Steph Adams
French actress and Model; Eva Green is most notably known for filming along side Daniel Craig in Casino Royale. The one women to have stolen his heart. Here she talks about what it was like being the leading lady for the latest Campari Calendar.
SA: Congratulations on becoming the leading lady for Campari, How do you think the style of the brand has evolved over the last 150 years?
Eva: Thank you. It was a huge honor. The Campari Calendar is renowned all over the world and is a work of art that I myself have admired for many years. Some incredibly talented and beautiful women have starred in previous editions, from Uma Thurman and Penelope Cruz to Jessica Alba, so I’m really honoured to have been part of that history too. It is such a privilege to work with a brand like Campari, which carries with it such a rich and interesting history, yet remains to be timeless with some of the best-loved cocktails remaining on trend even today. I think that says a lot for the styling of the brand too in that it has obviously evolved with the ages but at every point has remained contemporary and on trend – this is probably why it is still such a worldwide icon today.
SA: How did you feel about this year’s theme? Why do you think you were chosen to star in this year’s Calendar?
Eva: This year’s theme ‘Mythology Mixology’ had me hooked on the project from day one. The whole Calendar is very much a visual narrative, revealing the creation stories behind 12 of Campari’s best loved classic cocktails. As an actress, I am very used to bringing scripts and stories to life through characters, so perhaps that’s why they chose me. Unlike with TV or film though, we had to capture the stories in just one shot. There is something very intriguing and complex in that but Julia’s (the photographer) vision and skill is what really brought this project to life.
SA: What does the Campari Calendar mean to you?
Eva: For me, the project was about so much more than simply having my picture taken. I for one learned so much from this shoot and it was so interesting to delve into the history behind the Campari brand and its cocktails. It’s made me think about the art of telling stories very differently. Like I say, I am very used to recreating stories as an actress, but working with Julia on this shoot opened my eyes to the art of photography as a story-telling platform. It really is a work of art and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.
SA: As an actor, who do you look to most for inspiration when you are playing a role?
Eva: I look to actors and filmmakers who inspire me. I’ve worked with Tim Burton before and am about to work with him again – he inspires me a lot.
By Oliver Lyttelton
8. “The Dreamers”
An extremely polarizing NC-17 film upon its release, Bernardo Bertolucci’s wantonly naive — perhaps revisionist — paean to his ’60s counter-culture heyday is a valentine to the thrilling rush of New Wave cinema and an impetuous kind of sonic youth. It can be a little heavy-handed if you’re not a devout quixotic cineaste (but can you really hate on references to “Mouchette” and “Bande à part“?). But drunk on idealism, it throbs with erotic voltage and is fraught with romantic spontaneity — and it’s a film that is done wonders by repeat viewings and is deeply in need of a second glance. Featuring excellent performances by its three leads (especially a deliciously wicked and sultry Eva Green; the boys are Michael Pitt and Louis Garrel) the trio play disaffected youths insulated in a palatial Paris apartment, experimenting with sexuality, exploring abstract notions, philosophy and challenging social mores while the world outside is pregnant with unrest and discordant anomie. Its rich guilelessness is in essence its strength (the title says its all), as the film voluptuously (and profanely) lurches forward like an ardent molotov cocktail to the chest.
Read the rest of the list HERE.