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Rien ne semble arrêter l’ascension d’Eva Green. La brune ténébreuse vient de tourner dans Dark Shadows, de Tim Burton. Au printemps 2012, elle sera aussi à l’affiche de Perfect Sense, de David Mackenzie, avec Ewan McGregor. L’égérie de la joaillerie Montblanc pose pour nous dans ce numéro et se confie.
Avec son visage d’une pâleur extrême et ses yeux bleus immenses qu’elle charbonne, Eva Green a la beauté gothique des peintures symbolistes. A la fois androgyne et coquette, l’ex-James Bond girl déborde d’une énergie qui se noue et se dénoue, à l’image de ses jambes, qu’elle tresse pendant qu’elle se raconte. Fonceuse, perfectionniste, sélective dans le choix de ses rôles, la fille de Marlène Jobert aime le cinéma indépendant, les personnages au charme vénéneux. Comme la prof saphique qu’elle jouait dans Cracks, de Jordan Scott, ou la sorcière séductrice qu’elle incarne dans le nouveau Tim Burton, Dark Shadows (sortie prévue le 9 mai 2012), au côté de Johnny Depp. Celle que Bernardo Bertolucci a lancée dans Innocents, en 2003, et a décrite “si belle que c’en est indécent”, se révèle une anxieuse, hypertimide, remettant sans cesse son image en question. Peur d’être trop lisse, marre d’être vue comme une femme fatale, elle rêve de montrer son côté abrupt. La comédienne, bien que française, est installée à Londres depuis six ans et n’a pratiquement tourné qu’en anglais. Il y a deux ans, elle déclarait au Times : “Si seulement Tim Burton m’appelait…” Aujourd’hui, elle avoue à L’Express Styles : “Si Jacques Audiard me faisait signe… de battre mon coeur s’arrêterait !”
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Site Opened: April, 2004 Image Gallery Count: 17819 Known For: Casino Royale (2006) Up Next: Dark Shadows (2012) Last Known Dating: Marton Csokas Quote: “For me, acting is like a therapy. I can express myself fully when I am acting and have blood in my veins. Even when I’m not working, I’m always living in my own world, imagining characters.” Fun Fact: Has a border terrier named Griffin. Profile Page:Resume
Our dear friend Riikka had the amazing opportunity to attend the recent London premiere on behalf of Eva Green Web. Her review and a some of her lovely photos are below. Please do not post her review or photos elsewhere as they are an EGW exclusive. Thank you and enjoy.
I attended the London premiere of Perfect Sense on Tuesday, October 4, as a representative of Eva Green Web. I’ve been a big fan of Eva’s work since her performance in The Dreamers and I’m not only a long time friend of Mariana and Stef, your webmistresses, but a visitor of Eva Green Web since day one. Needless to say, I was thrilled to represent the site at the premiere of Eva’s newest film, let alone one directed by David Mackenzie and co-starring Ewan McGregor, bringing together some of my very favourite contemporary film talent. I brought along my friend Katie, who took on the task of snapping photos.
We took our spots to watch the red carpet arrivals prior to the premiere at the Curzon Mayfair cinema. Ewen Bremner was the first to arrive to pose for the photographers. He was followed by Ewan McGregor, who immediately headed out towards the fans to kindly sign autographs and pose for photos. He was snapped on the red carpet with his grandmother and uncle Denis Lawson, who also appears in Perfect Sense. Eva Green was next to arrive. She delivered the drama in a stunning Emilio Pucci burgundy tulle and velvet appliqué dress and towering Sergio Rossi booties. Eva looked drop-dead gorgeous in person and, boy, did she work it for the camera! She also took time to sign autographs and pose for photos with the fans. I introduced myself to her as a representative of the site and she seemed happy and surprised about it. I’m glad to report that Eva is not only insanely talented and absolutely stunning, as we all know, but also lovely and gracious a person. I was also thrilled to get to shake hands with David Mackenzie and tell him how much I appreciate his work. The whole cast and crew returned to the red carpet to pose for group shots.
Inside of the cinema David Mackenzie and producer Gillian Berrie introduced the film and welcomed the cast and crew on stage. Eva commented that she did not want to say anything about the film, except that she hoped that the audience would enjoy it. And enjoy it I, for one, certainly did. My expectations were high considering that I’m a fan of both the director as well as the cast and I’m happy to report that the film did not disappoint.
“It is a rare treat to play someone so ‘normal,’” says French actress Eva Green, referring to her latest role as a buttoned-down scientist in the drama “Perfect Sense.” “I have been playing quite extreme characters up until now, so portraying somebody so down-to-earth was very nice indeed.”
By extreme, she is referring to roles such as a flying witch in “The Golden Compass” (2007), a psychotic and murderous lesbian school teacher in “Cracks” (2009) and, of course, her portrayal of Vesper Lynd, the double agent who ruthlessly ensnares and breaks the heart of James Bond in the highly acclaimed “Casino Royale” (2006). Extreme seems to be part of the actress’s DNA.
However, when it came to her latest role—an epidemiologist trying to stop a world-wide epidemic—the 31-year-old actress embraced the challenge of playing someone who wasn’t, as she says, “cuckoo.”
Set in Glasgow, “Perfect Sense,” which is released in the U.K. on Oct. 7 and other European cities early next year, follows the fortunes of her character, Susan, as she attempts to solve the crisis and, in the best disaster-movie tradition, rediscovers love by falling for a local chef, played by Ewan McGregor. “She has had her heart broken, is a bit cynical and guarded, but starts opening up and allows herself to be vulnerable,” she says, speaking from her parents’ home in Paris.
Perfect Sense hits UK screens today! If you click on cinemas on the video below and type in your postcode, it will list the cinemas in your area. For those of you who are able to attend a screening in the near future, please feel free to post a comment (no spoilers!) with your thoughts on the film for those of us who won’t be able to see it for a while.
“Do I have an interest in sex?” Eva Green smirks and for a brief moment GQ.com is entranced by the smoky-eyed glare that snared Bond himself. The austere atmosphere of our surroundings – a businesslike board room of London’s Mayfair hotel – doesn’t ease the tension. Then we politely correct her. “Oh… insects!” she says dissolving into a giggle, “I thought you asked that very seriously.” Despite her public image as a Gallic enchantress, earned through films like The Dreamers, Camelot and of course as Vesper in Casino Royale, Eva Green is in reality a well-read enthusiast with an amateur passion for entomology. Here to discuss her latest role is as a virus-fighting scientist in Perfect Sense, we sat down with Green to discuss restaurant advice, dating tips and buying beetles for Tim Burton.
What attracts you to a small independent film like this?
A film can be big, or small, I have to just fall in love with it. To connect with the character, the script, and the director. Sometimes they say to you “You should do that for your career, it’s a big thing, people will go and see it” but I wouldn’t be able to, because my heart wouldn’t be in it. I would drive people quite mad.
What do people get wrong about Ewan McGregor?
He is obsessed by his motorbikes, but he’s not very macho – he’s the opposite! That’s the great thing about him. He has a very strong feminine side. I don’t mean camp or anything like that, but he understands women very well. Sometimes with big movie stars they play a character and they’re very paranoid, but he’s not afraid to show his emotions. For me those are the real men.
What restaurant would you recommend?
St John Bread & Wine in Commercial Street, opposite Spitalfields Market. I go there every week. I love it, it’s very special. You can eat Ox heart, beautiful vegetables, great English desserts. It’s all about the ingredients. Not nouvelle cuisine, just very real, beautiful food.
How should a man dress to impress you?
The worst is when men try too hard, because it’s not very masculine. Your outfit has to look like “Oh, I just grabbed that.” Not too calculated. Jeans, a t-shirt: the simpler the better.
What scent should a man wear?
I’m not really keen on men wearing perfumes. It’s just a bit wrong! I don’t find it sexy. I prefer essential oils – patchouli is nice.
Your next film is Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp.
We’ve just finished filming it. Oh, it was wonderful. I mean not “blah blah blah bull****, but they were really the kindest group of people I’ve ever worked with.
What do you and Johnny have in common?
Johnny loves insects too. He also loves skulls – it’s a good luck thing. Sometimes people see that as something a bit morbid but I’ve always liked skulls and insects. When I go to New York I always go to this amazing shop called The Evolution Store in SoHo, where they have weird stuff and beautiful insects. For Tim Burton’s birthday I gave him a rainbow beetle. He loved it!
What was the last great book you read?
Johnny gave me the most amazing present: Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire. It’s full of amazing sketches and such beautiful words. Baudelaire was a true artist, and very gifted.
You are friends with John Galliano. Is fashion duller without the likes of him and Alexander McQueen?
To me Jean Paul Gaultier is very brave and mad – but in a nice very theatrical way. People are ruthless in the crazy fashion world, but Galliano will come back, people make mistakes. He’s too talented and he’s a very kind person, so it will be forgotten.
Were you upset that Camelot wasn’t picked up for a second series?
I have to say TV is very hard. It was a very intense shoot and very quick. We had the scripts just a few days before and I like to practice, so it was hard for me. The good thing was I had a very close relationship with the writer, so we built the character together and I loved Morgan. She was very ballsy, very cool, but vulnerable, so not completely evil. You know it was quite successful in America, but it just didn’t happen.
Finally, what do people get wrong about you?
That I’m cold, distant, or that dark femme fatale. Magazines like to put me in that box, because I like doing photoshoots using a lot of a makeup or something. But in reality I’m a blonde!
Eva Green has said it was her dream to work with director Tim Burton on his new film Dark Shadows.
The former Bond girl appears with Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz in the director’s film adaptation of the 60s supernatural series.
Eva revealed at the premiere of her new film Perfect Sense: “We finished shooting last Friday. It was like a dream – I always wanted to work with Tim Burton.”
She added: “The script is very funny and dark.”
In Perfect Sense Eva plays a scientist who begins a love affair with a chef, played by Ewan McGregor, at the same time as the world is swept by an epidemic of a terrible disease which causes the loss of the senses one at a time.
Eva said: “It could sound very depressing as a storyline but it’s actually very uplifting. It’s like a metaphor for falling love. When we fall in love we lose our senses. So I found it quite optimistic really.”
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