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?
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.