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.
Our beautiful Ms Green is looking stunning tonight, all dressed in black, with a very dramatic make-up, just the way she likes it. I usually prefer when her make-up is toned down a bit because she has very pretty features and I like her natural beauty, but she looks absolutely glamourous with this look. And we all know that she likes to play a role on the red carpet, to be theatrical. So go for it, Eva!
EDIT: Eva was wearing a backless Roberto Cavalli dress.
This Tuesday is the big world premiere of the “Golden Compass”. Here you’ll find all the coverage you’ll need on our favorite “witch”, Eva Green. But, if you want to have full coverage on her talented co-stars as well, please visit: Dedicated to Daniel (Craig), Nicole’s Magic, Dakota Blue Richards Resource, Dakota Blue Richards Online (in Spanish). For all things HDM, visit BridgeToTheStars.net.
Here’s a roundtable interview of the TGC cast made by the staff of HisDarkMaterials.org. Eva’s on the bottom part. Please follow this link.
Thanks to spot for the heads-up!
Written by Andy Duke, Stephanie Sanchez
Sunday, 25 November 2007
This weekend in London, the IESB attended the press day for The Golden Compass starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.
IESB’s Andy Duke was on scene to talk with Eva Green who portrays Serefina Pekkala, the witch queen.
During the roundtable interview, Green talked about playing the character, coming back for a sequel, being a Bond girl and a bit about a movie she just finished entitled “Franklyn”.
Here’s what she had to say,
IESB: The end of ‘The Golden Compass’ is a cliff-hanger that cries out for a sequel. Have you signed up to do more films within the franchise?
EG: Yes. And the part is more important in the sequel. I don’t know if you’ve read the books but you go into her world.
IESB: And when will you start shooting the sequel.
EG: If this movie works, we’ll be shooting with the year – September 2008
IESB: Were you disappointed that every character in film gets a demon whereas yours wasn’t on screen.
EG: He is very far from her isn’t he (laughs). Yes (pauses), he’s away. Unlike all the other demons.
IESB: Was he off visiting relatives?
EG: Yes, having fun somewhere without me.
Surprise!!! We have a brand new layout, to celebrate the release of the “Golden Compass”. It’s very ethereal, a bit witchy and it also has everything to do with Eva (I didn’t want to have a Serafina layout, I wanted to have an Eva Green one.). I hope that you’ll like it. The header is a creation by my friend Janine and the coding is, as usual, by my friend Annie. Thank you girls!
Although he is in a relationship with French actor and Bond girl Eva Green, whom he met on the set of Kingdom Of Heaven, he manages to dodge the paparazzi’s radar.
You’ll never see him out to dinner with Posh and Becks. In fact, Csokas refuses to acknowledge his relationship with Green at all, apart from an oblique reference to spending “a lot of time in Paris”.
“Otherwise it [the relationship] starts landing in a lot of other places,” he says, referring to the pages of celebrity magazines. “It’s nice to avoid all that.”
Csokas is looking forward to a day where he can put down roots and start a family.
“I’m drifting, but that will change. Relationships can be difficult when you are transient. At some point I will probably put a flag down.” But where? There’s his birth country of New Zealand; then there is Sydney, which he “loves”; London where he has a home, and Los Angeles where he often works. And then there’s Paris.
“We’ll see,” he says with an enigmatic half-smile, careful not to give too much away.
Source: THE SUN HERALD
Thanks to The Marton Csokas Network
As she was the lucky winner of this year’s BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award, our girl will help choose next year’s nominees. Today, she attended the first Jury meeting. I love when she isn’t all dressed up!
Thanks to our very own EvaAnne, we have scans from Marie-Claire! Thank you so much for this treat!
# Eva doesn’t like seeing herself on the big screen. According to her, the problem is her voice. She has the impression that she’s acting, and that everyone can see it. She only sees her films once or twice, because she gets sick. In fact, she doesn’t know why it makes her so uncomfortable. Maybe because she thinks she’s not good enough.
# The roles that she refuses are the ones that are a bit cliché. But, she says that we never know that will happen on screen! It’s very difficult to read a script. If the script is so so but the director is great, she signs immediately. But, she says that she doesn’t receive that many offers, or maybe it’s her agent who filters them first and she ignores it…
Thanks to my friend Riikka for sending in a preview of Eva on the cover of French Marie Claire. I’ll probably be adding scans very soon. By the way, I still don’t have the UK issue of GQ with Daniel Craig on the cover. If you have it, please scan Eva’s feature and send it in!
The London Premiere of “The Golden Compass” will take place on November 27th!
By KATIE NICHOLL
Sulty Bond actress Eva Green is as well known for her eccentric hair as for her sizzling screen prowess.
But while unkind observers have commented that the new face of Christian Dior looks as though she has been dragged through a bush, it seems that many hours go into creating her unique style.
“I know some people think it’s crazy, but I love this look – it’s different and a bit alternative,” Eva, told me at the launch of the £140,000 Montblanc limitededition Prince Rainier III pen.
“I have dreadlocks at the moment to make it look like ‘just got out of bed’ hair.”
The look is created by a Japanese hairdresser based in East London.
“He comes to all my big engagements,” revealed Eva.
Source: Daily Mail