“Franklyn” opens in the UK on January 30, 2009 and Sam Riley is already promoting it.
Here is interviewed in this Sunday’s Daily Mail and talks about “Franklyn” and working with Eva Green. There’s also a new still from it, which shows Sam with James Faulkner:
After the red carpets of New York, Cannes and Hollywood, he moved to Berlin to be with his girlfriend, the German actress Alexandra Maria Lara. He turned down several leads and waited months before signing up for sci-fi film Franklyn.
‘After Control I was offered a lot of lead roles as more suicidal young men,’ he says. ‘The answer was always, “No”.
‘I did Franklyn for the simple reason that it was good. A great story, a great script and something completely different, it has this incredible unexpected twist that merges two completely different worlds together. I loved it.’
The film is an otherworldly thriller romance.
‘There isn’t any film out there like Franklyn,’ says Riley. ‘I love the idea that you don’t know what’s real or not, and the whole idea that the film doesn’t have any of the usual love scenes – a relationship that’s just incredibly romantic was so different.’
It seems strangely unbelievable that after Control Riley would shun Hollywood. But Riley clearly likes to do the unexpected.
The buzz for Franklyn, which stars Eva Green and Ryan Phillippe, has already started.
‘It was massively important for me to play a second lead,’ says Riley. ‘I’m new, I’m learning. It’s the way you do it if you want to do it right. Eva was amazing to work with, she has this incredible energy and confidence.
‘But the biggest thing for me was to watch these two guys on set. Franklyn was massive learning curve for me. It’s not a film you can explain, you just have to see it. The look of it is unbelievable.’
In the September 2008 issue of InStyle Spain, María Valverde (official website can be viewed here) talks very briefly about “Cracks”:
“She talks excitedly about ‘Cracks’, Jordan Scott’s first long feature film. She was the only Spaniard in the cast, the filming took place in English — in England and in Ireland — and the gorgeous Eva Green was among her co-stars. ‘It was my first experience that’s close to Hollywood’, she says. ‘Because of the technical means, the silence, the way of filming… Spectacular!'”
Dear loyal Eva Green Web visitors and Eva Green fans:
May all the dreams in your eyes, all the desires in your heart and all the hopes in your life blend together, to give you the most spectacular New Year ever.
Last but not least, the January 2009 Calendar Wallpaper is already in the Fanart Gallery. Credit goes out as usual to the lovely and amazing mata!
We want to say a big thank you to Marlène for sending in a scan from the Reporters Sans Frontières Book. This book is a compilation of portraits of 100 stars for the freedom of the press. While Eva’s photo isn’t new and was taken in 2004, we definitely appreciate Marlène‘s kind contribution! And new or old Eva photos and articles are always welcome.
I’m slowly getting back to “normal life”, but Holidays Season is never like normal life, right? So please bear with me! I have to read plenty of emails and try to get back on track! Thanks for the emails, support, contributions!
So… did you miss me much?
In the meantime I’ve added a scan from Madame Figaro Russia scanned by deydi and sent in by Elmira.
Franziska was lovely enough to send us a link to a Swiss article in which Eva says that she loves Switzerland and wants to buy a farm there after she retires from acting. Unfortunately Franziska is too busy to provide a full translation. But Maria from Magnifique Marion Cotillard was a sweetheart and translated it for us!!! Thank you Maria!!
PS: If anyone has the Reporters Sans Frontières book please send in a scan to share with other fans!
In Casino Royale she was still in love with James Bond. Now however actress Eva Green has fallen hard for Switzerland.
Elegant wardrobe, carefully (elaboratively?) coiffed hair, deep black mascara: the woman who is sinking into a dark leather sofa of a Genevian jeweller establishment comes across as mysterious and very very sensual.
Eva was present at the official opening of the Montblanc store in Geneva.
She’s also preparing for an important audition next Monday in London!
Exclusive interview and new photo here.
Mina sent an email to let us know that there’s a pic of Eva in the Reporters Sans Frontières Book.
Eva was featured in the supplement La Tribune & Moi of the French newspaper La Tribune from last November 28th.
Here’s the interview in French:
– Eva Green une perfectionniste au parfum –
James Bond Girl dans Casino Royale, Cendrillon gothique sous la houlette de Wong Kar Wai pour Dior, Eva Green ne fantasme pas sur Hollywood. Du haut de ses 28 printemps et de ses huit films, installée à Londres, Paris lui manque. Et Despleschin la fait rêver.
Pour beaucoup de Français vous incarnez la réussite.
J’ai eu beaucoup de chance. Ce métier est assez instable. On dépend tellement du regard et du désir de l’autre, que je m’attends toujours à ce que cela s’arrête. C’est un peu les montagnes russes. Je suis d’une nature perfectionniste, insatisfaite, je me dis que je peux toujours faire mieux.
Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.
The film won both best film and best director at the BIFAs, hosted by James Nesbitt at London’s Old Billingsgate Market. Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel was also named newcomer of the year.
Boyle were presented with the awards by Joe Wright and Eva Green. He dedicated the awards to the people of Mumbai, where the film was made.
Another big winner on the night was Steve McQueen, whose feature debut Hunger won the Douglas Hickox award, best actor for Michael Fassbender and best technical achievement for cinematographer Sean Bobbit.
Best actress was Vera Farmiga for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Both best supporting actor and actress awards went to stars of Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky, Alexis Zegerman and Eddie Marsan.
Martin McDonagh won best screenplay honours for In Bruges. “Apologies to the people of Bruges. It isn’t really that shitty,” he joked.
Awards in full.
Eva is on the cover of the December issue of Tatler Russia (thanks to spot for the heads-up)!!! Russian friends, we need your help to get scans from it!!! Here’s what the cover looks like (thanks to Lola):
Apparently it’s a brand new photoshoot!!!
Self confessed “eccentric dresser” Eva Green has earned something of a reputation for her unusual red carpet choices. And in Beijing for the opening of a new exhibition the 28-year-old Casino Royale star didn’t disappoint, turning up in a show-stopping lime-green affair.
The French actress’ vibrant organza, which featured blue bead appliqué at the neckline and sheer sleeves falling loosely around her slender arms, was a bold choice. And one the beautiful brunette pulled off with considerable aplomb as she attended the Christian Dior And Chinese Artists exhibition.