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.”
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(…) La veille de cette rencontre, Marlène Jobert avait assisté à une projection de «La boussole d’or», dans lequel joue sa fille Eva Green. Nous avons donc tout naturellement commencé par là.
Qu’avez-vous ressenti quand votre fille a décidé de devenir actrice?
J’étais anxieuse, je l’ai un peu découragée au début parce que c’est un métier très, très difficile et qu’elle est émotive. Aujourd’hui elle m’épate: elle a une présence, quelque chose de mystérieux et de classieux, un très beau timbre de voix aussi, et puis cette opiniâtreté à obtenir la perfection. Je serais incapable d’aller jusqu’où elle va. Je suis très fière d’elle, même si tout n’est pas joué encore. Avec le James Bond («Casino Royale», ndlr), elle a prouvé qu’elle était une bonne actrice. Malheureusement, les réalisateurs qui l’intéressent ne vont pas voir ce genre de film.
Et sa soeur Joy?
Elle est dans l’ombre. Elle est passionnée par la nature, elle élève des chevaux. Elle me paraît très heureuse de ne pas être obligée de faire ce métier (rires), donc tout va bien!
BY COLIN BERTRAM
Saturday, December 8th 2007, 4:00 AM
‘Do you mind if I smoke?”
Not your typical opening line, but then again, Eva Green is not your typical young actress. Sure she’s gorgeous and her star is rapidly ascending. But Green’s Gallic air – she was born and raised in Paris, France – comes across not as being arrogant, but as self-assured and confident.
9 December 2007
From Bond girl to witch queen, in the upcoming $180m Golden Compass, Eva Green certainly knows how to cast a spell. In a candid interview she talks about fame, frocks and four-letter words
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.
Lyra first encounters Serafina on page 302 of the prize-winning, 399-page book. Pullman describes her as having ‘a voice so like the high wild singing of the aurora itself that Lyra could hardly hear the sense for the sweet sound of it.’
‘Eva,’ I ask, ‘how do you “act” that?’
Green laughs and lets out a wineglass-shattering squeal. She sounds less like an aurora-aping witch-diva than that bloke out of the Darkness. ‘Of course I can’t do that,’ Green says of Serafina’s voice. ‘How can you do that? It’s all my presence and my acting,’ she purrs, sarkily, before acknowledging that, yes, however, in the film she does do a lot of flying – even though she’s no fan of heights – and can now use a bow and arrow with some aplomb. ‘I talk in like a Norwegian/Rrrrrussian accent,’ she adds, rolling her Rs Slavonically, ‘something like that.’
Is she in the film more than her character is in the book?