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.
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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.
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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.
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?