Today I bring you lots of new Eva goodies. First of all, I have scans from today’s Observer Magazine. The interview was posted here yesterday, but today I bring you the scans that feature a brand new Ms Green photoshoot!
Last but not least, the lovelies Holli and Jess sent in some goodies too. Holli capped Eva’s Guardian Unlimited video and Jess sent me the exclusive photos she took at the London premiere of “The Golden Compass”. Thank you girls!
New interview in this Sunday’s Guardian!
Eva Green risked all in Bertolucci’s risque Dreamers and reinvented the Bond girl to match Daniel Craig’s definitive 007. Now, as the witch queen in the lavish $180m film of Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass, she’s again casting her spell. Here, she talks to Craig McLean about fame, frocks and four-letter words
Sunday December 2, 2007
Gasping for a fag and with a little dog nibbling at her ankles, Eva Green is doing a rubbish job of promoting her new film.
‘My part is not really big, big in this one,’ the French actress says in her mellifluous but clipped English. She’s talking, distractedly, about The Golden Compass, the Hollywood blockbuster adaptation of Northern Lights, the first book in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Green plays Serafina Pekkala, the flying witch queen who comes to the rescue of adolescent heroine Lyra Belacqua. But as Green is yet to see the film, she’s unable, or unwilling, to talk at length about it.
She’s also tired, it seems, and no wonder: she’s just back from a two-day trip to Australia to see her boyfriend, Kiwi actor Marton Csokas. They met while making Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven. He’s appearing on stage in Sydney in Riflemind, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. ‘I know, I was completely mad – I spent more time in the air,’ she says of her love-dash. But it was, patently, worth it.
‘They’re promoting The Golden Compass like Lord of the Rings, you know, that kind of thing,’
Thanks to my dear friend Riikka who scanned it especially and exclusively for EvaGreenWeb.com!!!
PS: The trivia page was updated today.
Here is an interview with Eva at the Golden Compass press junket: Eva Green Premiere Interview
And a video of some of the cast interviewed at the premiere, Eva’s is brief though: Red Carpet Premiere Interviews
Thanks to Holli for the heads-up!
While we wait for scans from the interview itself or bigger sized scans, here are scans from the Vogue issue mentioned two posts ago.
Scanned by miss_nyc at the Fashion Spot
Source & Source
Thanks to Ophelia for the heads-up!
G. ALLEN JOHNSON
Friday, November 30, 2007
Eva Green is only 27, but she has already been a Bond girl, worked with directors Bernardo Bertolucci, Ridley Scott and Wong Kar-wai, and been invited by France’s new president to accompany him on a visit with George W. Bush (she declined, she says, because of work commitments).
Nonetheless, it is her small role in the mega-budget fantasy film “The Golden Compass,” which opens Friday, that she believes has started a key period of her career, one that she hopes will help her grow as an actress. Once famously described by Bertolucci, who directed her debut film, “The Dreamers,” as “so beautiful it’s indecent,” Green wants more mature parts, and how much more mature can you get than a good witch who’s hundreds of years old?
“I was very lucky to get the part in the Bond film,” Green said of last year’s “Casino Royale,” which reinvigorated the Bond franchise and made a star of Daniel Craig, who is also in “The Golden Compass.”
Calling on Monday from London, where she keeps an apartment, Green continued, “It gave me more fame, more publicity. That’s good. But I have gotten a lot of femme fatale offers, or the bitch, or the sex symbol, and I would like people to see beyond that.”
Thanks to my friend Riikka for sending in a preview from the January 2008 of UK Vogue. It means a brand new photoshoot and a brand new article! How exiciting! If anyone buys this magazine and can contribute with scans, I’ll greatly appreciate. I don’t know when it’ll be available where I live.
Thanks to spot for sending in a heads-up as well.
Tonight the capital of Spain received the enchating Bond girl with a red carpet. Invited to a gala held at the Ritz Hotel for the launch of Midnight Poison, the beautiful egery of the perfume came down from a carriage, wearing a sumptuous Dior dress imagined by John Galliano, with make-up done by Christophe Danchaud. At her arms was Gonzalo Miró, son of the filmmaker Pilar Miró, playing the role of the Prince Charming.
Source: Madame Figaro
New Line Cinema will present special sneak previews of its highly anticipated fantasy-adventure The Golden Compass on Saturday night in 800 theaters nationwide prior to the film’s worldwide opening on December 7th, it was announced today by New Line’s President of Domestic Distribution David Tuckerman.
Based on author Philip Pullman’s bestselling novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. The film is set in an alternative world populated by talking bears who fight wars, witches, Gyptians, and daemons. In the world of The Golden Compass, a person’s soul lives on the outside of their body in the form of a daemon, an animal spirit that accompanies them through life.
At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend — and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. The movie stars an ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green and the voices of Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
The film is written and directed by Chris Weitz and produced by Deborah Forte and Bill Carraro.
French actress Eva Green, 27, plays the 400-year-old witch Serafina.
She learned to “fly” for the part, which she says was worlds away from her best-known role as Bond girl Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.
“It was very scary because I was very high above the ground,” she says.
“It was very physical because you had to go very fast and land very sharply, and I rehearsed for three weeks with stunt people who were very patient with me.
“I got some bruises when I rehearsed the co-ordinated fights, there were flying arrows and killing people, but good bruises. They made me tough.”
Green, like the rest of the cast, says she wanted to be involved in the film after falling “completely in love” with Pullman’s trilogy – The Northern Lights, The Amber Spyglass and The Subtle Knife.
The sheer scale of visual effects in the film meant the stars spent a lot of time acting in front of a green screen, with the computer generated daemons, fighting bears and flying witches added in post-production.
“The green screen work was fine – it was just like being on stage,” explains Green.
“But you don’t know what the landscapes are going to be like around you, and I was so amazed by the daemons when I saw the end result. The special effects are extraordinary.”
Source: BBC News
Eva Green shone in unique Montblanc diamonds during The Golden Compass World Premiere in London’s Leicester Square, 27th November 2007. Most recently celebrated for her portrayal in Casino Royale of Vesper Lynd, the first and foremost of all the Bond heroines, the highly acclaimed Eva Green has subsequently been presented with the Rising Star Award from BAFTA in 2007 and has promised to become one of Hollywood’s most precious gems.
Miss Green’s Dentelle set consisted of a sophisticated necklace in luxurious white gold, featuring diamonds with a carat weight of 6.11ct and a central rare Montblanc diamond — a unique patented cut, the result of 8 years of research — of 6.15ct, D colour, and IF clarity and worth US$ 2.1million (£1.14 million.) Miss Green’s ethereal beauty was further accentuated by the playful dancing of the sparkling white gold earrings featuring diamonds (total carat weight 1.80 ct) – and a Montblanc diamond of 2.15ct and 2.12 ct per earring – D colour, IF clarity with a value of US$ 750,000 (£415.000.)
“It is a great pleasure and privilege for Montblanc to frost Miss Green at the global premiere of The Golden Compass movie,” said Lutz Bethge, CEO of Montblanc SA. “This evening will celebrate the magnificent synergy and mutual admiration between the world-class artistic talents and cultural endeavours of Miss Green and the craftsmanship of Montblanc jewellers. We are delighted that once again she has chosen to wear masterpieces by Montblanc, as she has done on many occasions since her first appearance as a presenter at the at Academy Awards in February 2007.”
New Line Cinema presents The Golden Compass, an epic fantasy adventure starring Oscar® winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours), newcomer Dakota Blue Richards, Eva Green (Casino Royale) and Daniel Craig (Casino Royale). Based on Philip Pullman’s best-selling and award-winning first novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy, the film is adapted and directed by Academy Award® nominee Chris Weitz (About A Boy). The Golden Compass cast Eva Green as Serafina Pekkala — the Queen of the Witches of Lake Enara — thereby continuing her tradition ofcrafting mysterious roles and keeping her admirers intrigued by both her external beauty and internal nurturing soul.
Source: Happy News
Rotten Tomatoes visited the set of Franklyn! Be sure to read what they have to say about this experience and to see two new Eva stills.
Thanks to Tom and Caladonia for the heads-up!
EDIT: The new stills are now in the gallery too.
Go here to read the various press conference transcripts with Eva (especially in Room 1 and Room 3) and a video interview with Eva, as well as some unique premiere pics.