Stef   /   April 25, 2011   /   3 Comments

For an actress who’s far from a household name, Eva Green is notoriously picky about the kinds of roles she accepts.

Since she shot Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers” nearly a decade ago, she’s appeared in only a handful of films. One of those movies was “Casino Royale,” the 007 smash which relied heavily on her mesmerizing performance as Vesper Lynd. But she’s the first to admit she’s not among her agents’ favorite clients.

“I think I drive them a little crazy,” said Green over the telephone from New York. “I’m kind of a pain in the (butt). I know it. I’m sorry, but I need to love something because I know if I don’t love it, I’m not going to do it well.”

These days, Green has been falling in love with increasing frequency. She stars in the new Starz series “Camelot,” shares the screen with Ewan McGregor in the upcoming Sundance hit “Perfect Sense” and gives birth to her own clone in the cutting edge sci-fi flick “Womb,” due later this year.

First up is “Cracks,” a film directed by Ridley Scott’s daughter, Jordan Scott, which gives Green her first name-above-the-title role. Set in an English boarding school where a sophisticated instructor named Miss G (Green) casts a spell over her students, the movie (opening Friday in area theaters) is a strangely compelling cautionary tale about the dangers of obsessive love.

M.   /   April 22, 2011   /   1 Comment

You can buy your own copy of the ‘Bond Girls Special’ issue of MI6 Confidential magazine, now shipping worldwide from mi6confidential.com. We highly recommend and encourage it.

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– Scans: MI6 Confidential – Issue 9 – Bond Girls Special

M.   /   April 18, 2011   /   5 Comments

BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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Camelot > Episode 4

Thanks to my friend Annie.

Stef   /   April 15, 2011   /   5 Comments

In 2007, Eva Green was poised for stardom. After roles in Ridley Scott’s Crusades epic Kingdom Of Heaven and opposite rebooted Bond Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, and with the big-budget franchise-starter The Golden Compass on the way, she was riding high. But even if Compass hadn’t tanked, that likely wouldn’t have changed her plans. She probably still would have gone on to a series of eccentric, low-profile features—Franklyn, Womb, the newly released Cracks, and the upcoming Perfect Sense—that are still finding their way to these shores. She hasn’t turned her back on the mainstream, as her role as the villainess Morgan in Starz’ overheated Camelot attests; but she’d sooner take interesting roles than high-profile ones. Shortly before Cracks’ release, Green called The A.V. Club to talk about exploring her dark side, the difference between Bond and Bertolucci, and her reaction to the anti-Semitic remarks of designer John Galliano, for whom she once modeled.

The A.V. Club: Since The Golden Compass, you’ve made some fairly idiosyncratic choices, appearing in a number of small, hard-to-market movies that still haven’t been released in America. Was that a deliberate decision, after having done the Bond movie and Kingdom Of Heaven, to go smaller?

Eva Green: No, it’s just, you fall in love with the script, with a character, and then you meet the director. If you like the director, you decide to get on board. Of course, if you need the money, you do a big-budget movie, but I just fell in love with the story. It’s true it’s rather dark, but it’s a very strong story, and a great role for an actor.

Stef   /   April 14, 2011   /   0 Comments

The Camelot soundtrack will be released on May 3, 2011 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon and can also be purchased on iTunes. Please visit About Camelot for additional information including track listings and listen to song previews.

Stef   /   April 13, 2011   /   2 Comments

SPOILER ALERT: The below preview and sneak peek videos both contain spoilers with regard to Morgan’s storyline in the next episode, so please proceed with caution.


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CableFAX: Storytellers have revisited the Camelot legend so many times. Why did you want to be a part of yet another retelling?

Green: They approached me. I was a bit reluctant. And then I met Chris Chibnall, who was just so passionate about it and told me a lot about the story and where he wanted to go with the characters. They’re so calm and complex. She’s borderline brave but also very damaged, very sensitive. As an actor, it’s really great. It’s a gift.

CableFAX: Why the initial reluctance?

Green: Because you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. They give you a [series] bible, and you need to trust the people you’re going to work with and, thank God, I’m very proud of all the 10 episodes that we did.

CableFAX: Up until now, you’ve been a movie actress. This was your first TV experience. How was it different for you?

Green: It’s very intense. The pace of it is very intense. Otherwise, it’s the same as any other movies. It’s very fast. I learned a lot, actually. You have to sometimes just stop thinking. You just go for it. It’s a different pace. But it’s okay. I usually prep too much, so it was good.

M.   /   April 10, 2011   /   0 Comments

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Scans > InStyle (UK) – May 2011

M.   /   April 10, 2011   /   10 Comments

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Camelot > Episode 2
Camelot > Episode 3

Thanks to my friend Annie.

M.   /   April 07, 2011   /   1 Comment

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Camelot > Promotional Shots & Stills

Thanks to About Camelot.

M.   /   April 05, 2011   /   4 Comments

The lead actors of Camelot, the epic King Arthur series that launches at MIPTV’s World Premiere TV Screening April 4, talk to MIPBlog about their characters, and the making of this major production (10 episodes) from indie outfit GK-TV:

Thanks to About Camelot.

M.   /   April 05, 2011   /   6 Comments
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Stef   /   April 04, 2011   /   2 Comments

French actress Eva Green, 30, all angular features and piercing blue eyes, got her start playing a clothing-averse hedonist in Bernardo Bertolucci’s erotic political drama The Dreamers. Since then she’s worked hard to challenge the assumption that she is some latter-day Maria Schneider, yet has sorta stoked it, too, by starring as a hottie princess in Ridley Scott’s Crusades drama Kingdom of Heaven and a smarter-than-average Bond girl in Casino Royale. But starting tonight, she can be seen in the new series Camelot, playing her ugliest role yet: sneering sorceress Morgan Le Fay, who’s out to destroy her sun-kissed half-brother King Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower) and his bestie, Merlin (Joseph Fiennes), in a bid for the throne. This being a Starz series, there is a heap of sex and violence. But as Green explains to Vulture, Camelot may finally be her ticket to another specialty: weirdness.

You’ve said that when you do a nude scene, you have to think twice. Why is that?
The Dreamers was the first movie I ever made, and people made such a fuss when it came out. Sex was a theme, but there was more to it. And then I saw a lot of pictures of me naked [on the Internet] — oh my God. This was terrible. I love the movie, but now I know that if I do a nude scene that people will talk about it. I always feel like I have to prove myself. I want to be taken seriously.

Knowing Starz has earned a reputation for pushing boundaries, why would you take this role?
This is not Spartacus at all. I have one sex scene. I don’t want to disappoint people [laughs]. That is it. Then Morgan’s a nun. She’s disappointed by men. She’s not a lesbian, either, but she surrounds herself with strong women. This is not, like, a show about sex and violence.

Have you seen Spartacus?
I don’t know if I can talk about that. I’ve seen bits and pieces. It’s … interesting. But this is not Spartacus.

Camelot certainly has violence, though.
Yeah. You’ll see it evolve. I mean, for my character.