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
The Orange British Academy Film Awards-Rising Star Award nominations announcement was made earlier today by French actress Eva Green in London. Eva was the 2007 winner of the Orange Rising Star Award, which recognizes international actors and actresses who have demonstrated exceptional talent and have begun to capture the imagination of the public as stars in the making. It is the only award at the Baftas voted for by the public. The 2008 nominees are Shia LeBeouf, Sienna Miller, Ellen Page, Sam Riley, Tang Wei. Congrats to all the nominees!
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.
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.
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).”
December 21, 2007 12:00am
Article from: The Daily Telegraph
IT’S bonjour Sydney for Bond girl Eva Green, who has jetted into the Harbour city to add some potential big-screen sparkle to Australian director George Miller’s Christmas.
According to film industry insiders, the French femme fatale is in town to audition for Miller’s upcoming blockbuster Justice League of America, to be shot at Fox Studios next year.
Strangely, Green opted to miss Sunday night’s premiere of The Golden Compass, in which she stars opposite Nicole Kidman.
However, diners at Bronte restaurant Bonsai were stirred, not shaken, to sit alongside a Bond girl when Green popped in for dinner with her boyfriend, actor Marton Csokas, on Tuesday night.
“She looked like she’d just stepped off the plane but she was absolutely stunning,” one observer said.
December 17, 2007
Actor, fashionista and down-to-earth girl, The Golden Compass’s Eva Green is a force to be reckoned with in any incarnation, writes Helen Barlow.
Ever since her debut as a femme fatale in Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, a film that had red-blooded men watching an art movie for the first time in their lives, Eva Green has been immortalised on the internet as one of the sexiest, shapeliest screen stars since Greta Garbo.
Yet for the 27-year-old French actor, whose actor mother was part of the French New Wave, the idea of being known for her hourglass figure was far from desirable.
“I’m not going on the internet any more,” she protests in her posh-sounding British accent, a hangover of perfecting her English to appear in Casino Royale. “I went on the net two years ago, and I saw some very nasty things and it’s scary. People warned me that this was going to happen, but even then seeing shots of me being completely naked or just parts of me was just horrible. So much of it’s taken out of context.”
By TAN SHZR EE
IF French femme fatale Eva Green had her way, her “daemon” would be a frog.
So claims the 27-year-old Bond girl who plays “good witch” Serafina Pekkala in the film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s cult novel, The Golden Compass (the movie opened in Malaysia on Dec 6).
Tucking a swan-like neck into slender shoulders in an oh-so-French expression of deep, mock-thought (you can almost hear her thinking “pfff…!” aloud), she reveals this crucial fact at a recent press interview in London after contorting her face with ungainly pursings of her mouth and a roll of those signature kohl-rimmed eyes.
According to Eva’s management: “This isn’t something that Eva is looking at.”