The patchwork of fields around Wicklow, Ireland, are echoing to the clash of heavy broadswords as King Arthur’s knights ride into battle. The young Arthur himself is leading his men in defence of throne and realm.
From the castle on the hill behind him he is watched by his half-sister, the sorceress Morgan Le Fay, who is plotting his downfall so she can inherit his crown.
Yes, just another working day in Camelot, the fabled capital of Arthur’s medieval kingdom and also the title of a mega-budget TV series that begins next month – shifted from its mythical location of Cornwall to the Irish Republic to take advantage of the stunning scenery and the local tax breaks.
‘Arthur has got his hands full with me,’ says sultry French actress Eva Green, who plays Morgan. A former Bond girl, her double agent Vesper Lynd broke Daniel Craig’s heart in his 007 debut Casino Royale and won her a Rising Star Bafta. ‘Morgan is a mass of contradictions – a saint, a healer and a witch – which confuses Arthur. She starts as somebody damaged and bitterly ruthless, yet little by little she shows her vulnerabilities.’
Thanks to George for the link. 🙂
In a slightly alternate world not too far in the future a young girl called Rebecca (Ruby O.Fee) is embraced by Thomas (Tristan Christopher) her neighbor, in an undisclosed coastal town where she is staying with her grandfather. They bond and become close, but Rebecca leaves, only to return 12 years later (Eva Green) to find Thomas (Matt Smith) and reignite their complicated childhood romance. When Thomas is tragically killed, Rebecca utilizes modern technology to commit a heinous taboo of cloning Thomas and giving birth to him, and learns to live with her decision until the inevitable moment of truth arrives.
Right from the offset there is a quiet and unsettling atmosphere as the credits roll and Rebecca is heard discussing what has been; pay attention to this scene as it only makes the shocking finale even more startling. The majority of the film takes place in an isolated, quiet and desolate coastal town in a beach cabin seemingly in the middle of nowhere. This place is subject to the sounds of the local wildlife and weather. Rebecca’s childhood is almost dreamlike; time passes and the camera is surgical in its analysis of her and Thomas and is thus very distant. Despite how warm her fond memories seem, every scene is given a chilling atmosphere and her seemingly innocent childhood has dark undertones.
As the film progresses it becomes clear that, in this void, the setting itself represents a womb as the characters mature there. Only Rebecca as lover and ultimately mother and Thomas are given undue attention, every other character acts as white noise or an untimely distraction.
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Filming begins this week on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ Dark Shadows, which brings the cult classic television series to the big screen under the direction of Tim Burton. The film’s all-star ensemble cast includes Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz, and newcomer Gulliver McGrath.
In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Brouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.
Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.
Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth’s ne’er-do-well brother, Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger’s precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David’s new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.
What must the pressure be like for a first-time filmmaker with an uncle and a father that are both world-class filmmakers? For Jordan Scott, daughter of Ridley and niece to Tony, it must be pretty damn awesome, especially when your debut feature film is as surprisingly well crafted as CRACKS.
Jordan Scott directed and co-wrote CRACKS with Ben Court and Caroline Ip, based on the novel by Sheila Kohler. What begins innocently enough as a drama about the lives of a group of girls at a British boarding school, this calm pot of water gradually simmers, slowly disrupting the surface, developing tension from an unexpected twist in the characters’ lives.
Eva Green (CASINO ROYALE, KINGDOM OF HEAVEN) plays Miss G, a relatively young and uncommonly attractive teacher and mentor at the boarding school, whom the girls look up to and admire. Astonished by her stories of travel and experience, Miss G can do no wrong in the girls’ eyes.
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s eighth collaboration, Dark Shadows, will be released on May 11, 2012. It seems an ideal project for one of cinema’s most idiosyncratic partnerships.
Depp will play another pallid protagonist in the form of Barnabas Collins, a vampire, opposite other Burton regular Helena Bonham Carter, as well as Chloe Moretz, Jackie Earle Haley, Eva Green and Michelle Pfeiffer, while Danny Elfman will return for scoring duties.
Thanks to George for the link.
Life has been imitating art for Eva Green, who stars as the sorceress Morgan in the forthcoming television series Camelot. She tells Mandrake that she has developed an interest in sorcery.
“Real magic is everywhere,” says the 30-year-old actress. “It’s in the winds and the sun and the moon; the earth and the trees.”
The Casino Royale beauty tells Mandrake at the launch of the book 46664 Bangle Legacy at Montblanc in Mayfair that she had no interest in magic before she began work on the series, but has now read extensively on the subject. She urges others to do the same.
“People are not connected to nature any more. My character in the series is trying to restore the pagan ways.”
Thanks to Donal for the link.
Vos personnages sont très attachants, notamment dans la Trilogie du mal. Comment construisez-vous vos personnages ? Vous vous inspirez de votre entourage ?
Non je ne m’inspire pas de gens que je connais. J’invente tout même si je rajoute un peu de moi dans certains personnages. Il y a quand même une exception. Dans les Arcanes du chaos, je cherchais à présenter mon personnage féminin de manière plus originale. Dans la première scène, elle est dans sa baignoire et répond aux questions d’un magazine. En fonction de ses réponses, le lecteur découvre son profil. D’emblée, un visage m’est venu, celui de l’actrice Eva Green. J’ai essayé de m’en détacher mais c’était impossible. Finalement, j’ai décidé d’assumer cette influence et de m’en inspirer. Mais c’est la seule fois où c’est arrivé.
Read the full article here at Kopines.com.
Je dois aussi citer Eva Green dont le regard est assez fascinant. L’héroïne de « Les Arcanes du chaos » m’a été inspirée par Eva Green, c’est d’ailleurs la seule fois ou un de mes personnages était inspiré par un être existant. C’est assez curieux quand les choses s’imposent ainsi.
Read the full article here at RTL.fr
Thanks to O.L. for the links.
Eva’s feature in the May 2011 issue of Interview magazine has been added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Scans > Interview – May 2011
Lovely visitors: thanks to you, Stef and I found out that Eva is featured in the new issue of Interview. While some scans can already be found online (thanks again to you!), we didn’t post them here because Stef bought a copy of the magazine herself, but didn’t have the time to make our own scans yet. But it’s coming in the new few days. Thanks for pointing it out to us! 🙂