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.
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
By Claudia Canavan
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 Jonathan Broxton
Penny Dreadful is a Gothic horror/drama series on the American Showtime network, set in Victorian London at the turn of the 19th century. Taking inspiration from the classic writings of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and others, as well as the “penny dreadful” magazines which told lurid tales of serial killers, highwaymen and cowboys, creator John Logan re-imagined these classic characters in a new setting, interacting with each other, and working together to defeat an ancient evil. The story follows Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), a charming American gunslinger sojourning in the motherland, who is recruited by the mysterious Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) to help Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), a famed African explorer, rescue his daughter Mina, who he believes has been kidnapped by a vampire-like creature. Needing help of a medical nature, Sir Malcolm also obtains the help of Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), a brilliant young surgeon, who has a problem of his own: unknown to the others, Frankenstein has been conducting experiments involving death and resurrection, and one of his creations, the fearsome Caliban (Rory Kinnear) has come looking for his father…
The world is in a Golden Age of television at the moment. With massively popular shows such as Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Downton Abbey, True Detective, Homeland, Fargo and others airing to enormous critical acclaim, it is currently de rigeur for major movie stars to feature in episodic series where, before, working in TV was considered ‘slumming it’, a step down from theatrical motion pictures. Similarly, television music is undergoing a renaissance of its own, with composers like Bear McCreary, Ramin Djawadi, John Lunn, Nathan Barr and Jeff Beal re-defining the quality of TV scores, and in many cases rivaling the best film music in the 2010s. Now you can add Abel Korzeniowski’s sumptuous music for Penny Dreadful to that list. Korzeniowski has slowly but surely been making a name for himself over the past few years as a composer to be reckoned with, him having received Golden Globe nominations for his scores for A Single Man and W.E. in 2009 and 2011 respectively, and having been the recipient of significant critical acclaim for his work on Romeo & Juliet and Escape from Tomorrow last year.
The Salvation opens in Germany on October 9.
Tuesday, August 5
1. Actor Ted Danson (“The One I Love”) 2. Actress Eva Green (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”) 3. Musical Guest Jake Owen
See this week’s full guest listing of Jimmy Kimmel Live! here.
Source: Headline Planet