An interesting video from the press junket can be found over here at ITN.
Several “Cracks” clips are up here at YouTube. (Thanks to Natxo for the info!)
In other news: Eva is due to attend the British Independent Film Awards in London tonight. 😉 And I’ve added Paolo’s versions of the Tatler scans. 😀
Thanks to George for the heads up!
With her latest role finding Eva Green courting controversy as an over-familiar teacher, the Bond girl and Golden Compass star tells Rob Driscoll she’s ready to push cinematic boundaries
Not for nothing was Eva Green dubbed the most original, unconventional and bankable Bond girl ever in Casino Royale.
This is an actress who goes out of her way to push boundaries and explore the darkness in any character she plays.
It’s from an article about Eva’s co-star Maria Valverde, which also mentions Eva: “The seduction scene with Eva Green also seems to have left her unfazed. ‘It was powerful, but it was handled with care, so it was fine,’ she tells me calmly. ‘Eva is very professional.
‘I felt very good with her. I watched all her movies beforehand. The Dreamers is one of my favourites. I was proud to work with her.’ ”
Read more here.
Happy last month of the year, everyone! A big thank you goes out to mata as usual! 😉 (She says she contemplated using the picture some of you would’ve liked to see – you know what I’m talking about 😉 – but it didn’t work with the layout. Another month then, maybe. :D)
Eva Green’s fascination for unstable characters has drawn the effortlessly chic actress into darker roles, says Evan Fanning
The hotel where I’m due to meet Eva Green is one of those all-white minimalist affairs where the boundaries seem blurred between floor, walls and furniture. There is music playing and glass walls and it all adds up to a feeling of bewilderment as I stumble into the room to see Green perched on a chair like an ice queen with her pale white skin framed by her shoulder-length black hair. Her hair and her black two-piece suit are the only things in the room providing a bit of contrast.
Green looks effortlessly chic as you might expect from a former Bond girl who was raised in Paris and is regarded as a fashion icon. She’s almost vamp-like. I’m half-expecting her to draw on a Gauloises.
Thanks to Mark for the heads up! 😀
IT’S one of the most coveted roles in the film world, being a Bond girl.
Glamorous locations, heavenly beaches and, of course, the chance to get intimate with a dashing leading man means there’s never a shortage of actresses to take the part.
But it often leads nowhere; just ask Maryam D’Abo, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto, Izabella Scorupco, or any of the other girls whose careers stalled after locking lips with Her Majesty’s finest.
Since making her breakthrough as Vesper Lynd in 2006’s Bond reboot Casino Royale, Eva Green has bucked that trend, choosing interesting, unconventional roles proving she’s more than an admittedly very pretty face.
This title will only be released in the UK on R2 (DVD and Blu-ray) on March 29, 2010, but you can already pre-order it from Amazon.co.uk.
A teacher who prides herself on being different meets a student who matches her non-conformist nature in this period drama. It’s 1934, and Miss G (Eva Green) is a teacher at a private school for girls near the Eastern coastline of England. While most of the teachers at the school are severe and straight-laced women who reinforce its reputation as a repressive environment, Miss G is more youthful and glamorous than her colleagues, and enjoys dropping hints of a free-spirited past to her young charges. Miss G encourages her students to challenge conventional norms of the day, and organizes a diving team at the school that she oversees with great interest. Miss G also sees a danger in the cliques that dominate the school, and she tries to undermine them, much to the annoyance of Di (Juno Temple), who hold a high place in the school’s pecking order. But things change for both Miss G and her students when Fiamma (Maria Valverde) enrolls at the school. Fiamma is from Spain and has a strong independent streak; she doesn’t look to her peers for approval and insists on doing things her own way, which makes her all the more exotic and appealing to the other students. Fiamma also earns the approval of Miss G, but before long rumors begin to spread that the teacher’s interest in her new student is more than academic. CRACKS was the first feature film from director Jordan Scott, whose father is the noted filmmaker Ridley Scott.
Added two more scans – thanks to Lorna!
Also replaced some of the “Cracks” stills (and the poster) with better versions and added two new ones – thanks to Anouk! These stills along with ‘Eva heavy’ production notes in a pdf file can be found here. 😀
‘Casino Royale’ actress Eva Green says fans are constantly asking her questions about Daniel Craig, who played iconic British spy James Bond in the movie.
Eva Green is always being asked questions about Daniel Craig.
The stunning actress starred alongside the British hunk in the James Bond film ‘Casino Royale’ and says women now can’t stop asking her questions to find out what he’s really like.
Eva – whose character Vesper Lynd had a romance with the suave spy – said: ‘They ask me about Daniel Craig, Daniel Craig, blah, blah, blah. When people come up to me in the street all they want to know about is Daniel Craig. Was he good looking, was he great to work with? He was, of course. As much as I joke about it, I do love my association with James Bond. It was a brilliant movie.’
The French beauty also admitted she was worried about taking the role because she didn’t fit the usual stereotype for female characters in the movie franchise and had to be forced into auditioning.
She added: ‘I am not a Bond girl. But the role was not your typical James Bond female role. It wasn’t just sexy, I got lucky. My agent was very good in forcing me to do it. I wasn’t interested, but she forced me to read the script, and the character was a real character.’
Source. Thanks to Mark for the heads up!
In other news, our family site Marton-Csokas.net will unfortunately be closing its doors next Saturday. For those of you that are also a fan of him or simply interested this is the time to save pics and information before it’s gone. 🙂
Head over here for an exclusive preview clip of “Cracks”. 😉
Imdb has two trailers up, which you can see here. Thanks to Franziska for the heads up! 😀
She also let us know that “Cracks” is not going to be shown in cinemas in Switzerland, which probably applies for Austria and Germany as well.
Update: Thanks to Natxo you can watch a 30 minutes clip from the TIFF “Cracks” press conference on YouTube, split into four parts: One | Two | Three | Four
“Franklyn” will be released on R1 (DVD and Blu-ray) on Nov 17, 2009. You can pre-order your copy from Amazon.