If you’re looking for a vamp, a sorceress or a sex bomb for your latest blockbuster, you call Eva Green. But away from the spotlight she’s misunderstood, finds Richard Godwin
When I arrive to have tea with Eva Green at Sketch, she has already taken command of a plush velvet sofa. One hopes to retain a certain cool when meeting an actress, particularly a French one, particularly one so devastating, and yet, I can’t help noticing, the only chair I can politely take is no higher than a badger. ‘It’s like Alice in Wonderland,’ she laughs, clearly happy to play the spectral queen as I perch at her feet. Or perhaps it’s simply the spell Eva Green casts?
Dressed all in black, dyed hair falling over her grey eyes in black strands (she’s a natural blonde), she appears to recede into the shadows. However, what at first seems like Gothic hauteur turns out to be something a little more delicate. She speaks in a soft staccato, with the barest breath of French accent. Occasionally, her voice fades out altogether, as if she is discreetly turning down the volume, but she is also quick to laugh. ‘A friend was telling me recently that people are scared of me,’ she says. ‘That’s the image I give, I guess. When they know me, they see it’s kind of a shyness thing. I don’t know why they’re scared. Is it my hair? The fact I don’t talk much?’
The NTSC version is not anamorphically enhanced and has no extras at all.
This is the AE PAL release which is 16:9 enhanced and has much better looking image and some nice extras as well.
La Pianiste > DVD Screencaptures
Thanks to Sandrine for the screencaps. We’ve recently found out about this cameo in Eva’s recent interview for Madame Figaro.
“Bien avant que Bernardo Bertolucci la révèle dans Innocents-The Dreamers, Eva Green rappelle aussi avec malice qu’elle apparaissait dans la Pianiste, de Michael Haneke, un non-rôle, une silhouette, la petite amie de Benoît Magimel.”
La Pianiste > Screencaptures
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I’ve scanned and added to our gallery an “old” new interview with Eva for a French magazine where she explains what made her want to take part in Camelot (for example: the opportunity to work on her storyline with the screenwriter), what she thinks of Morgan, etc. It’s a very nice reading if you understand French or liked Eva as Morgan.
Tele Cable Sat (France) – January 7-13, 2012
Last but not least, we’ve slowly beeen adding to our gallery that have only been posted in our forums before. Check them out in our gallery!
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Welcome to the shiny new version of Eva Green Web! This gorgeous new look was created by our good friend Nicole and we hope you will all love it as much as we do. We wanted something a little lighter and brighter that showed Eva’s more playful side and Nicole did a fantastic job of doing just that. Please let us know if you spot any errors so we can fix them ASAP.
Eva Green is intense in her feature for the Denim issue of Flaunt magazine, on stands now.
Here’s what the 31-year-old Dark Shadows actress had to share:
On 300: Battle of Artemisia: “Soon I’m training to become G.I. Jane or Xena or something like that…I’m a warrior—she’s like a man, ruthless and driven by revenge—which I’ve actually done a lot of. But this will be a challenge…Four people, just for me, are coming to Paris to train me. It will be very fancy—hand-to-hand fighting and double swords.”
On image and self-perception: Many actors are not confident, or they hide it. My acting coach actually was saying, ‘People think you’re so cool, so strong,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my god, do they?’ It’s funny the image that we give.”
Thanks to spot, Isabell, miguel, eden Liao, Imperfection and keviners for the heads-up.
Thanks to Chini!
S Moda (Spain) – May 12, 2012