French actress Eva Green needs love when she works on a new project.
“If I’m not passionate about the character, I can’t do it. Some actors work and work and work. I wish I could be like that,” Green says. “But I need to be in love.”
Her latest love is Morgan, half sister to King Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower), in the Starz original series “Camelot” that launches Friday night. Morgan believes she’s the heir to the throne until Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) reveals the existence of Arthur.
The series will follow the battle between Morgan and Arthur for control of the kingdom.
Green wasn’t familiar with Morgan before being offered the role. The more she researched the character, the more her passions grew for the role.
The trick was to find just the right way to portray Morgan, a character who has been depicted in literature as everything from saint to sinner.
Thanks to About Camelot for the information.
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Here are a couple of new behind the scenes video from About Camelot. HD screencaps will be added soon as well.
Actress Eva Green has a hard time coping with the stresses of being an actress. From her looks to tough auditions, Eva Green freaks out about getting it all wrong.
“I hate my bum. I’m like everybody,” Eva confessed. “I only really decided to act because I am crazy, it is quite masochistic.
“I am aware of the whole sexy French girl thing. You become a product and people typecast you. It is very stressful, because you take it personally if you are not right for a part and you question yourself a lot.
“There’s always something wrong,” Eva said referencing casting directors at auditions.
“They’re brutal, it’s a jungle. It’s as if you’re a facade, like a model who can’t act.
“When I’m prepping and really working on it, I’m freaking out — that I’m not going to measure up, it’s not going to work. That I’m going to look so bland, and I have no idea what the director wants. I freak out completely.”
Eva Green, French actress famous for her roles as femme fatale on Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers” and Bond Girl on Martin Campbell’s “Casino Royale,” plays a witch once again on the series “Camelot,” which airs on AXN Beyond starting April 4.
She’s not the least bit worried about being typecast as a witch. After all, she played Serafina Pekkala, the Witch Queen, in the movie “The Golden Compass.”
On “Camelot,” she portrays Morgan, nemesis of Arthur and Merlin.
In a conference call with Asian media outfits (including the Inquirer), Green (who was in New York at the time) explained that she doesn’t regard Morgan as pure “evil,” the way she was characterized in the past.
“She’s damaged,” Green said of Morgan. “She was exiled by her father to a nunnery for 15 years because she discovered that he murdered her mother. He wanted to silence her. Well, 15 years gave her plenty of time to be bitter.”
She described Morgan as “complex.”
“At the start, she seemed tough and vengeful, but little by little, I also tried to show the human being … the little girl in her.”
If you think Cameron Diaz is the only actress playing a bad teacher these days, go check out new release Cracks. In it, you’ll find French actress Eva Green as Miss G, a glamorous swimming instructor at an elite 1930s all-girls boarding school who hypnotizes her students with exotic tales of far-off places. The thing is, Miss G has spent her entire life on campus, her stories merely semi-delusional constructions that win over her students’ devotion. But when a beautiful new student arrives, a girl who possesses the very qualities Miss G mimics, teacher becomes obsessed with student, and everything spirals rapidly towards a tragic finale.
Eva Green is no stranger to dark, ambiguous roles. In Casino Royale, she played a Bond girl with a secret, who left Daniel Craig weeping in the shower like a lost boy. And in her first role, in Bernardo Bertolucci The Dreamers, Green played a young Parisian who may or may not be sleeping with her formerly conjoined twin brother. The 30-year-old actress is drawn to these complex roles, and it was the chance to explore such a character in even greater depth that led her to a lead role in the Starz network’s upcoming King Arthur retelling, Camelot. Up next, she’ll star as a witch opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s horror comedy, Dark Shadows. Here she is on her twisted new character, the disturbing reaction to her onscreen nudity, and why she had to back out of Lars von Trier’s Antichrist.
Thanks to George for the link.
Eight years ago, actress Eva Green made waves with her debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers followed by a key role in Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven before being cast as a Bond Girl in Martin Campbell’s James Bond reboot Casino Royale.
She now stars in Cracks, the directorial debut of Jordan Scott, Ridley’s daughter and his second progeny in the past year to direct her first movie. Based on the novel by Sheila Kohler, Green plays Miss G, the glamorous teacher at a girls’ boarding school in 1937 who has assembled the girls into a diving team. When a new girl arrives from Spain (played by Maria Valverde), it puts the other girls on edge, especially when Miss G starts giving her extra attention. It’s another terrific role for the sexy French actress who has been spending much of her time in England in recent years and the all-female cast of the period thriller also includes two prolific ingénues in Juno Temple and Imogen Poots.
ComingSoon.net sat down with Ms. Green to talk about the movie and we also talked briefly about her upcoming role in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, which starts shooting in May.
3. Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) – ‘Casino Royale’
Nervously attractive and elegant at the same time, Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd was one of the many high points in “Casino Royale.” Though ultimately treacherous, she was a Bond girl that girlfriends could love.
Eva Green sure knows how to pick ’em! At last night’s Cracks premiere, she wore a black mid-calf length dress by the ever famous Tom Ford. The long sleeved frock fit her curves nicely and featured a unique cowl neck. She paired her look with feathery shoes, straight from the runway.
Here is a new behind the scenes video from About Camelot. Look for HD screencaps to be added within the next couple of days as well.
Thanks to George for the link. 🙂
Recently some of the stars of Tim Burton’s next feature, a film version of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, have been out and about talking about the director’s take on the show. MTV caught up with Helena Bonham Carter who revealed her reluctance and excitement about playing Dr. Julia Hoffman, the “alcoholic psychiatrist.” While promoting Rango, Johnny Depp, who’s set to lead as the vampire Barnabus Collins, told Collider, “Maybe Barnabus, in this version, is maybe a little bit more, maybe waxes a little more poetic now and again, you know? But it’s definitely in keeping with the original series.”
Well, another member from the cast had a bit of a different take on the film’s connection to the source material. While promoting her upcoming film Cracks, Eva Green, who’s onboard to play the witch Angelique, explained that the film is so different, referring back to the show wouldn’t help her develop her character. Instead, she’s going for a cross between Bette Davis and Janis Joplin. Check it out for yourself in the clip below.