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.
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
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.