ContactMusic did us a favor of misquoting Eva and quoting her as saying: “My fans anger me.”
If you read the recent Vogue interview, you’d know that she wasn’t referring to her fans, but to being associated to a Bond girl image, because some people still seem to think that Bond girl should only talk about beauty stuff and act like bimbos. Read the entire interview and see in what context she said that she gets very angry.
Today I bring you lots of new Eva goodies. First of all, I have scans from today’s Observer Magazine. The interview was posted here yesterday, but today I bring you the scans that feature a brand new Ms Green photoshoot!
Last but not least, the lovelies Holli and Jess sent in some goodies too. Holli capped Eva’s Guardian Unlimited video and Jess sent me the exclusive photos she took at the London premiere of “The Golden Compass”. Thank you girls!
New interview in this Sunday’s Guardian!
Eva Green risked all in Bertolucci’s risque Dreamers and reinvented the Bond girl to match Daniel Craig’s definitive 007. Now, as the witch queen in the lavish $180m film of Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass, she’s again casting her spell. Here, she talks to Craig McLean about fame, frocks and four-letter words
Sunday December 2, 2007
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.
She’s also tired, it seems, and no wonder: she’s just back from a two-day trip to Australia to see her boyfriend, Kiwi actor Marton Csokas. They met while making Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven. He’s appearing on stage in Sydney in Riflemind, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. ‘I know, I was completely mad – I spent more time in the air,’ she says of her love-dash. But it was, patently, worth it.
G. ALLEN JOHNSON
Friday, November 30, 2007
Eva Green is only 27, but she has already been a Bond girl, worked with directors Bernardo Bertolucci, Ridley Scott and Wong Kar-wai, and been invited by France’s new president to accompany him on a visit with George W. Bush (she declined, she says, because of work commitments).
Nonetheless, it is her small role in the mega-budget fantasy film “The Golden Compass,” which opens Friday, that she believes has started a key period of her career, one that she hopes will help her grow as an actress. Once famously described by Bertolucci, who directed her debut film, “The Dreamers,” as “so beautiful it’s indecent,” Green wants more mature parts, and how much more mature can you get than a good witch who’s hundreds of years old?
“I was very lucky to get the part in the Bond film,” Green said of last year’s “Casino Royale,” which reinvigorated the Bond franchise and made a star of Daniel Craig, who is also in “The Golden Compass.”
Calling on Monday from London, where she keeps an apartment, Green continued, “It gave me more fame, more publicity. That’s good. But I have gotten a lot of femme fatale offers, or the bitch, or the sex symbol, and I would like people to see beyond that.”
Thanks to my friend Riikka for sending in a preview from the January 2008 of UK Vogue. It means a brand new photoshoot and a brand new article! How exiciting! If anyone buys this magazine and can contribute with scans, I’ll greatly appreciate. I don’t know when it’ll be available where I live.
Thanks to spot for sending in a heads-up as well.
Photos from last night’s Dior gala are now available in the gallery. Eva looks absolutely pretty.
Tonight the capital of Spain received the enchating Bond girl with a red carpet. Invited to a gala held at the Ritz Hotel for the launch of Midnight Poison, the beautiful egery of the perfume came down from a carriage, wearing a sumptuous Dior dress imagined by John Galliano, with make-up done by Christophe Danchaud. At her arms was Gonzalo Miró, son of the filmmaker Pilar Miró, playing the role of the Prince Charming.
Source: Madame Figaro
New Line Cinema will present special sneak previews of its highly anticipated fantasy-adventure The Golden Compass on Saturday night in 800 theaters nationwide prior to the film’s worldwide opening on December 7th, it was announced today by New Line’s President of Domestic Distribution David Tuckerman.
Based on author Philip Pullman’s bestselling novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. The film is set in an alternative world populated by talking bears who fight wars, witches, Gyptians, and daemons. In the world of The Golden Compass, a person’s soul lives on the outside of their body in the form of a daemon, an animal spirit that accompanies them through life.
At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend — and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. The movie stars an ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green and the voices of Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, and Kristin Scott Thomas.
The film is written and directed by Chris Weitz and produced by Deborah Forte and Bill Carraro.