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! 🙂
12. Is the Maria Callas project active? Have you read about her?
For the moment, the Maria Callas is not an active project, but still remains a thrilling idea as I have always been fascinated by her work, but also the woman, her passion.
13. Did you have any proposals to do stage work in London? Are there any chances to see you in one of the London’s theatres in the future? (we cross fingers!!!)
For the moment I’m really concentrating on my film work, I enjoyed the stage very much, the direct relationship with the audience, so we’ll see…
14. Is there any piece of false information or rumour that you’ve read about you that is completely wrong? If so, you’d like to take this opportunity to set the records straight?
Yes, I read that I composed music and sound tracks, which is not true, and also that I’m an art collector, again not true, though I love art, I certainly don’t have enough money to invest in major art work.
15. How was Ewan on the set during Perfect Sense’s shooting?
Ewan was perfect, I adored working with him, he’s incredibly generous, spontaneous, and not afraid of showing his emotions even though he’s very manly, humble and simple.
16. Camelot: From the first episodes it’s obvious that you are the cornerstone of the show. Do you enjoy making television more than making movies? What do you think is the main difference between the two?
I loved playing Morgan, and the possibility of exploring a character for ten episodes is challenging and something you really can’t do in film.
17. Dark shadows: When does shooting start? Shall we see a different Eva (maybe more comical)? Have you met with Johnny Depp or not yet?
Shooting begins in May. Yes, I’m playing a character different than anyone I’ve ever played before, and Johnny Depp is a gentleman, very humble and I think he’ll be dream to work with.
Thank you very much for your time Eva. We wish you all the best. Keep on inspiring us…
Come back tomorrow for Part III 😉
6. In our mind, acting is a job with demanding peaks and longer periods of “inactivity”. How do you like to spend these relaxing (?) periods.
Well, to be honest I’m not very good at “relaxing”, I love what I do so much, and I’ve been very lucky that one project ends and another begins, and as this is a very tricky business, I take the work while I can and am so, so grateful.
7. What’s the most daring thing you’ve done in your job?
Sex scenes are always daring and tricky… and well, not as sexy as they seem on screen, but I’m so lucky to have had such nice partners.
8. What people would be surprised to find out about you?
I guess people would be surprised to find out that I’m a bit of a home body, I mean, I don’t like clubbing or wild parties and after a day of shooting love to come home and relax by the fire with a glass of wine and a good book… boring, huh?
9. Do you ever wish you could go back to another time of your life and do something differently? If you were given one do-over, anything in your life, what would it be?
I don’t think there’s anything in my life that I would change, though I have made some big mistakes, like anyone else.
10. What is your favourite quote and/or life motto?
That hard work always pays off in one way or another.
11. Are there any causes or charities that you support, or you want to? Do you support eco-activities? (…given that you have the perfect surname for this!)
Yes, I’m an ambassador for Mont Blanc who supports UNICEF and I am completely supportive of all their efforts. And I do all that I can to personally support anything that can help improve the environment : recycling, eating organically, and buying traditionally farmed products that don’t use hormones or pesticides or anything that’s industrially farmed.