Thanks to George and Kev for the link.
Eva Green rose to fame as the Bond girl who won the heart of 007 in Casino Royale. Now she’s back in more familiar territory as the elemental, mysterious Morgan in Camelot, she tells Elizabeth Day – dabbling in witchcraft and reinventing nudity.
It is a sunny, blue-sky day when I meet the actress Eva Green. The London streets are peppered with cherry blossom and the heady scent of fake tan hangs thickly above the city like ozone. It is a day for white linen and flowing dresses and flip-flops. But when Green arrives, it is clear that she is not embracing the joys of spring time. Her tiny frame is swathed in black and dark grey and she is wearing a heavy coat over a lace blouse, jeans and boots. The pale flawlessness of her face is accentuated by jet-black hair and smudged eye-shadow the colour of coal dust. The overall effect is rather striking: a cross between Miss Havisham and an astonishingly beautiful extra from Twilight.
“I have a dark side in the way I think everybody has,” Green says, taking off her sunglasses. She orders a disappointingly tame berry smoothie rather than a cup of virgin’s blood. Yet she acknowledges that, professionally speaking, she is drawn to roles that are “evil but damaged. It’s fun to play evil”. She looks at me calmly with blue eyes. “I like characters that have secrets. It’s nice not to know it all. Complex is interesting.”
Hi guys! I just wanted to let you know that I didn’t see the recent rude comments about Eva until this morning and have since deleted them. I have also banned the person who posted them, so hopefully that is the last of the ugliness here. If for some reason any other tacky comments slip through the cracks before we see them, please don’t hesitate to let us know and we’ll take care of them.
Thank you guys so much for being so sweet, helpful and respectful to us and each other. We really appreciate it. 🙂
Thanks to Marie for the link.
On Thursday, 12th of May 2011, Robert Coutts, CEO of 46664 Bangle Initiative unveiled the 46664 Bangle Legacy Book at the Montblanc Bond Street boutique, London. A memorable moment for Montblanc and especially Lutz Bethge, CEO Montblanc International, who had the honour to strengthen his support for the cause by writing the foreword of the 46664 Bangle Legacy Book.
The 46664 Bangle Legacy Book visually chronicles the 46664 bangle story which began three years ago, when the 46664 Bangle Program was established on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela in order to raise awareness of HIV / Aids.
Today it continues to work in the area of HIV prevention – especially in South Africa where the 46664 Bangle aims to raise significant funding
for HIV / Aids prevention and helps to create jobs for those most affected by this global disease.
Underscoring Nelson Mandela’s inspiring humanitarian legacy and his believe that nobody should be reduced to a number, the Bangle Program is named after his prisoner number. The 46664 bangles represent the organisation’s action to address the broader social injustices of society and to continue Nelson Mandela’s legacy of helping others. At least 60 percent from the sales of the bangles will go directly to the HIV / Aids prevention campaign.
Montblanc in support of the 46664 Bangle Initiative
Brand Ambassador Eva Green joined Montblanc at the launch event of the 46664 Bangle Legacy Book to show their continued support for the initiative and The Nelson Mandela Foundation. Montblanc has been a venerable supporter of the 46664 initiative since its inception in 2008, when the 46664 bangles were launched in selected Montblanc boutiques worldwide. The 46664 Bangle is the only non-Montblanc product that is sold in selected Montblanc stores all around the world.
Tim Burton fans in Los Angeles can rejoice now that his LACMA exhibit is open. The Wrap took the chance to chat with the director at the exhibition’s opening. Of his Dark Shadows adaptation (currently in production), Burton says, “we’re sort of getting right in there.” He confirms the project has a “weird tone,” and will be somewhat soap-opera-esque (like the 1960s TV show that precedes it), but adds:
“I’m early into it because it’s a funny tone, and that’s part of what the vibe of the show is, and there’s something about it that we want to get. But when you look at it, it’s pretty bad. I’m hoping that it will be — it’s early days, let’s put it — I’m very intrigued by the tone. It’s a real ethereal tone we’re trying to go for and I don’t know yet.”
The good news is that Burton won’t be shooting the film in 3-D, or at least he currently has “no plans for that.” Stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote and Chloe Moretz will appear in all their 2-D glory.
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.