If you have not already heard, the two Bond girls for the still untitled Bond 22 have been casted and confirmed. Picking up where Casino Royale left off, the new James Bond film will see newcomer and British actress Gemma Arterton play MI6 Agent Fields. Arterton is best known from her performance in the comedy St. Trinian’s of this past year. Playing the lead love interest is Ukrainian born model/actress Olga Kurylenko. She plays Camille a woman who “challenges Bond and helps him come to terms with the emotional consequences of Vesper’s betrayal.” Kurylenko received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her performance in L’Annulaire and is best known for the films Paris, je t’aime and this past December’s Hitman.
If you would like to learn more about the two actresses, please visit the links below.
Eva is in the new issue of Vanity Fair Italy with Nicole Kidman on the cover. The photoshoot is identical to the one published by Vanity Fair USA last year, but I’m curious about the interview. If anyone has it, please send in scans!
Congratulations to Julie Christie who won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for “Away From Her” (directed by the extremely talented Sarah Polley) and to Marion Cotillard who won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical for “La Vie En Rose”. Not only both were very well deserved awards, but Sarah Polley Network and Magnifique Marion Cotillard are family sites of Eva Green Web!
Thanks to Lorna for sending in a scan from the February 2008 issue of Total Film with a feature on “Franklyn”. We are told a bit more about the film and Ryan Phillipe is interviewed shortly. But the most interesting part, for me, was to see a new still with the adorable Sam Riley and Eva Green!
You can see the Total Film scan here. I’ve also added the Sam and Eva still to the “Franklyn” stills album.
Thanks to Ana from Spain from sending in scans from the December issue of Total Film!
Ben Hoyle, Arts Reporter
One of the most high-profile actresses in France has attacked the insular attitude of her compatriots to films in English.
Eva Green, who charmed Daniel Craig in Casino Royale and played a witch in The Golden Compass, said: “Sometimes French people will say that it’s very pretentious to want to make movies in English. They want to own you. But why not? I live in London and want to continue doing international work.”
The majority of French filmgoers increasingly agree with her, even if the snootiest Parisian cineastes do not, judging by figures out this week, which show that US films took a 49.9 per cent stake in the French box office in 2007, 13 per cent more than films in French.
Green was speaking after she announced the nominees for the Orange Rising Star Award at the 2008 Baftas, a title that she won in 2007.
The contenders for the award, of which The Times is the media partner, are Shia LaBeouf, Sienna Miller, Ellen Page, Sam Riley and Tang Wei.
Source: The Times
Thanks to Eva’s management, I can now officially say that Eva has no interest or involvement whatsoever in “Justice League of America”. She has no films to announce as yet. There’s no official word yet on whether New Line will proceed with the next Dark Materials film, but they think they’d shoot the 2nd and 3rd film together if they go for it.
And in case you missed December 14th 2007’s post, she isn’t involved in “Twilight” either.
Thanks to the talented mata.
We have a new Serafina still! For a character with so little screen time, we sure had lots of promotional photos! Thanks to Holli for this new still.
Anyway, it’s the end of the year, so I thought about asking you, regular visitors of Eva Green Web, what were your favorite Eva moments of 2007? What interview, magazine cover, dress, etc, did you like the most? Share your thoughts with other fans!
And Happy 2008!!!
By Fiona Pryor
Entertainment reporter, BBC News
Actress Eva Green has come a long way since making her film debut in Bernardo Bertolucci’s risque The Dreamers four years ago.
In the last 12 months, the French star has really made her mark in the film industry, after a career-defining role in Bond film Casino Royale.
In February, members of the public voted for her to win the rising star award at the Baftas.
A month later, she was named best female newcomer at the Empire Awards for her portrayal of treasury agent, and James Bond’s first love, Vesper Lynd.
“It’s nice to be recognised in England as an actress,” says the 27-year-old.
Bond starlet Eva Green said she is opting out of a traditional winter Christmas and will be heading for the sun, she plans to be lying on a beach and sipping a cocktail on Christmas Day.
Eva Green, the Bond girl in Daniel Craig’s first outing as Agent 007 in “Casino Royale” and a good witch in “The Golden Compass,” remembered a “magical” Christmas in Sweden, the birthplace of her father.
“I was in Stockholm for the Bond movie promotion last year,” she narrated. Eva, whose mother is French actress Marlene Jobert, explained, “I just loved it very much because we went to this old town. It was very magical. I expected creatures to come out any second. It was beautiful. They really know how to celebrate Christmas in Sweden—also in Germany. But in France, in my family, we don’t really celebrate; we eat a lot of foie gras and truffles (laughter).”