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.
SPOILER ALERT: The below preview and sneak peek videos both contain spoilers with regard to Morgan’s storyline in the next episode, so please proceed with caution.
CableFAX: Storytellers have revisited the Camelot legend so many times. Why did you want to be a part of yet another retelling?
Green: They approached me. I was a bit reluctant. And then I met Chris Chibnall, who was just so passionate about it and told me a lot about the story and where he wanted to go with the characters. They’re so calm and complex. She’s borderline brave but also very damaged, very sensitive. As an actor, it’s really great. It’s a gift.
CableFAX: Why the initial reluctance?
Green: Because you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. They give you a [series] bible, and you need to trust the people you’re going to work with and, thank God, I’m very proud of all the 10 episodes that we did.
CableFAX: Up until now, you’ve been a movie actress. This was your first TV experience. How was it different for you?
Green: It’s very intense. The pace of it is very intense. Otherwise, it’s the same as any other movies. It’s very fast. I learned a lot, actually. You have to sometimes just stop thinking. You just go for it. It’s a different pace. But it’s okay. I usually prep too much, so it was good.
Scans > InStyle (UK) – May 2011