AT FIRST, EVA GREEN WAS quite intimidated by Philip Pullman. “Well, wouldn’t you be?” she asks with an English accent that barely has a trace of her Parisian roots. “The man is a genius and when you meet him he’s like an academic, a don or something…”
Green, best known for playing Vesper Lynd in the last James Bond movie Casino Royale, joined a stellar cast — including 007 himself, Daniel Craig, as Lord Asriel and Nicole Kidman as Mrs Coulter — in the director Chris Weitz’s big-screen version of Pullman’s book The Golden Compass (published as Northern Lights in Britain).
Pullman, a frequent visitor to Shepperton Studios, was apparently happy to stand on the sidelines and watch proceedings. “The first time I met him he knocked on my dressing-room door,” recalls the 27-year-old Green, who plays the 400-year-old witch Serafina Pekkala. “I opened it and he was standing there and said [adopts deep voice]: ‘Let’s talk about Serafina…’ I thought: ‘Oh my God, does he think I’m going to be all right?’
“But he was lovely. He’s very articulate and very enigmatic but he’s a sweet man and I hope he won’t be disappointed. He was like a child and kept saying ‘Oh I love that scene…’ It must be amazing when you are the author and you see your words come alive in front of your eyes.”
Thanks to Irène and Olga we have brand new scans from Sim, a Russian magazine. 🙂
On a night of high-octane glamour Monaco’s Prince Albert welcomed stunning French actress Eva Green as she arrived at an exclusive VIP gala.
Showing off her unique Parisian style, the Kingdom Of Heaven beauty stepped out in a sparkling black gown, with her dark hair elegantly upswept.
The principality’s reputation for attracting some of the world’s most glamorous figures was reinforced by a host of other stars as well. Danish supermodel Helen Christensen stepped out in an icy blue asymmetrical number, while Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, who performed in front of the star-studded audience, wore a strapless floor-length gown. British supermodel Sophie Dahl also attended the event.
Wednesday’s gala in the Mediterranean principality was the launch bash for a limited-edition pen dedicated to the late Prince Rainier – Albert’s father. Fashioned from white gold, diamonds and rubies, the fountain pen is being sold to benefit a children and arts foundation set up by Albert’s mother Princess Grace.
Source: Hello! Magazine
After avoiding public events for like 4 months, our dear Ms Green attended the Montblanc VIP Charity Gala this Wednesday, November 14th, in Montecarlo, Monaco. The occasion was the world premiere of the “Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81”.
EDIT: People on the photos with Eva: Prince Albert (for those of you who don’t know, he reigns over Monaco), Montblanc international CEO Lutz Bethge (on the left in the pics with Prince Albert and Eva), Katherine Jenkins (the blonde landy in black – she’s a soprano singer), Gerd Bostel (the bearded gentleman with the glasses – he’s Montblanc’s Marketing Director), Lang Lang (the Chinese guy – he’s a virtuoso pianist).
EDIT2: 47 new photos from last night’s event were added to the gallery. Enjoy!
MAG ALERT: By the way, Eva is featured in the new issue of GQ UK with Daniel Craig on the cover. I still don’t have a copy of it, so contributions would be very much appreciated!
I’m happy to announce that EvaGreenWeb.com was chosen the Site of the Month for November 2007 at LivTylerFan.net! Thank you! 🙂
I’d like to thank everyone who voted for Eva as the best French artist who lives in London, but unfortunately she didn’t win the election. The lucky winner was writer Marc Lévy. Congrats to him! Eva didn’t attend the awards ceremony yesterday, so there are no photos of her. I’d also like to thank Laurent Feniou who organized the event and who kept me informed about everything concerning it.
# IMDb has listed The Golden Compass to be featured on HBO: First Look on November 20th. Its a good bit in advance, and hopefully they will have completed editing on more footage and will show new scenes with the actors.
Thanks to Holli for the heads-up.
Hopefully we’ll get a video!
# Patrick sent me a cool video clip that has Eva talking about the “Golden Compass”, her flying and being a witch. It was on the bottom of his msn instant messenger menu. Here‘s a link to it.
New scans coming soon.
He’s midway through work on a new film, Franklyn, in London.
“It’s with Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green. I can’t really say too much about the story line, but it’s pretty far-out. . . . It was the most interesting script I read after Control, and one of the only ones that didn’t involve me killing myself, either. Not to say I’ll never play another depressed individual, but not immediately after this.”
Thanks to Holli of Dakota Blue Richards Resource, we have HQ screencaps from the “Golden Compass” trailer. Enjoy! 🙂
The Golden Compass is in two mags this month:
http://www.totalfilm.com/latest_issues/december2007 (Eva on the cover but nothing inside of her, not even one pic)
http://www.empireonline.com/magazine/ (I don’t know if she’s in this)
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