Yes, yes, yes!!! It’s true!!! Miss Green kindly granted us an exclusive Q&A and answered all of our questions!!! We thank her for her kindness and for taking some time to answer us. I’d also like to thank Joy and George, without who it wouldn’t have been possible. Keep checking back for the rest of the Q&A!!! 😉
Q&A session for Eva.
1. Do you occasionally visit EvaGreenWeb? What’s your opinion about the site? What would you like to change in this?
Yes, I do visit the site – not as often as I’d like as I’ve been very busy – but I’m always very touched by the lovely things people say, their kindness, and their passion through the years. I think what’s moved me the most is that the people who follow my career on this site, seem to understand me and the choices I’ve made in my career, not going for big studio movies, but smaller independent films closer to my heart, that inspire me; project that seem to have a soul.
It is the most up to date web site and even my agent checks it out to see what’s going on with me, so I don’t think that there’s anything that I would change on it.
2. Role selection is a multiple criteria decision making process. What are these criteria for you (e.g. the production, the co-stars, the story, the role itself, the perspectives for award, the compensation etc) and which of them you think as most important?
I can’t say any one criterion is the most important, but definitely the story and its impact on me when I begin reading it, how it grabs me, makes me want to play the character is vital. Then the other actors, the director, and yes, the production is important because there are producers who love to make films and then there are producers who love to make money, and well, of course it’s a business, but I love to work with producers who really care about the film…and there aren’t many left in the business.
3. Which scenes proved to be the most difficult for you in your last projects?
I don’t think there was any particular scene that was difficult in Camelot, but coming from film, it was difficult for me as the pace is different and we must move very quickly from one episode to the next, so this was a really big challenge for me and necessitated having total confidence in my partners, which I did, as they are all wonderful actors, and lovely people to work with.
4. During a new movie project what is the part that you enjoy most and also dislike the most (e.g. reading the script for the first time, filming, the atmosphere during shooting, promoting activities etc)?
I enjoy all aspects of a new project, though I do wish that there was more time for rehearsal before filming, as we do in theatre, but with everyone’s different schedules, this never seems possible. I guess the only thing I dislike is the promotion of the film once it’s finished, but it is an important part of the process and I feel so lucky being able to do the job I do, that I accept doing the promoting, as all actors do.
5. Do you, in general, keep contact with people that you have worked with in the past (actors, directors, producers etc)?
Yes, I try to, but of course, it isn’t always possible as this business takes you all over the world and though you become very close to the team while you’re shooting, everyone moves on in so many different directions that sometimes it isn’t easy to keep in touch. I do manage to stay in touch with a lot of the technical crew like my personal hairdresser, makeup artist, and others behind the camera.
Scans > Harper’s Bazaar (UK) – June 2011, thanks to Lorna
EVA Green admits that some of her somewhat actressy pronouncements could be perceived as “pretentious”.
Eva Green says she loathes having to talk about herself whenever she has a new film to promote, preferring to maintain an air of mystique.
“There’s no mystery any more,” she says. “I’m not the best at interviews. To talk about myself, I feel like, ‘Oh, my God…’ The movie should speak for itself. I know it’s very pretentious to say that. It’s part of the game I suppose.” She also tells Interview magazine: “I like playing a character and I feel like it’s indecent to reveal too much. It’s none of people’s business.” May we suggest she takes a chill pill?
Gracing the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s White Heat June issue is mesmerizing, seductive and eternally captivating Parisian beauty, Eva Green.
Celebrating both the light and dark aspects of the actress’s multi-faceted character, Bazaar’s stunning shoot by Camilla Akrans, sees the starlet in this seasons hottest white tailoring by Dior, Balmain and YSL.
And don’t miss Eva’s tantalizing interview with where she talks candidly about her on-screen sex scenes, reveals her obsession with Helena Bonham Carter, her passion for insects and shares all about her newest project, Tim Burton’s 70’s vampire romp, Dark Shadows. Eva’s brooding intensity has also landed her the role of legendary sorceress, Morgan Le Fey, in the new Channel 4 10-part series Camelot, in which she stars alongside Joseph Fiennes’ Merlin.
The June issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on sale May 5.
Source (thanks to Astrelle, Isabell and George)
HD screencaps of Eva in The Women of Camelot feature are now available in the gallery. Enjoy!
Camelot > The Women of Camelot
You can also watch it here on YouTube if you run into any issues viewing it above. Look for HD screencaps to be added within the next few days as well.
I also wanted to let you guys know that I’ve officially joined the site as Mariana’s new co-web. A big thanks goes out to her for inviting me on board and a big thanks to all of you for being such sweethearts. 🙂
Thanks to Lola for the link. 🙂
“We thought she was dead!” Eva Green shouts. The sultry 30-year-old French actress, best known as the James Bond-taming Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, has an idea how American audiences will react to seeing her on the big screen for the first time since 2007. Green returns in Cracks, a British indie directed by Ridley Scott’s daughter Jordan. Set in the 1930s, it’s a racy drama in which she plays a boarding-school teacher who falls headlong for a female student. “They don’t make movies like this anymore,” she says. “People are too scared. It’s very raw and naughty.” She’ll also make her television debut this month in the Starz mini-series Camelot, as the vampish, villainous half-sister of King Arthur. And her revival will continue next year when she stars opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s reimagining of the gothic sixties soap Dark Shadows. She’s anxious about having to play an American for the first time, but at least one part of it appeals to her: “I love an American accent—it can be very sexy.”
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.
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.