Friday, March 7, 2014

Eva Green Quotes

1. I was born in Paris, and it's a beautiful place, but London feels like home. I like the village feeling, I like running in the parks - even the food isn't as bad as it used to be.


2. Well, I'm not Daniel Day-Lewis. It's a bit pretentious to come home and remain in character. Can you imagine? It must be pretty hard to live with. I'm sure Daniel Day-Lewis is very sweet but if he takes some of those roles home with him then it must be quite tense. I wouldn't want to be his wife.



3. Most of the women in film are there to be beautiful to the man.


4. I was such a nerd in school that it's been a good exercise for me to be able to talk a bit about myself. I'm always scared of words in real life, if they're not on a page in a script. To talk about myself, I feel like, Oh, my god...

5. I think it's very important to recognize talent in all facets of filmmaking. Making a movie is such a lengthy and intense experience, so it's wonderful to honor actors, directors, producers and all crew members who put so much hard work and passion into a project.


6. My father is a dentist. He has nothing to do with acting. He is proud of me. I come from a bourgeois family, like the family in "The Dreamers".


7. I was such a nerd in school that it's been a good exercise for me to be able to talk a bit about myself. I'm always scared of words in real life, if they're not on a page in a script. To talk about myself, I feel like, Oh, my god...


8. There's this shop in New York I go to; it has bones and fossils and insects that are like works of art. I have a few on my wall.



9. I was very studious, too much. I would never go out at weekends. I was very serious. You should have seen me in class - I was blushing and sweating every time the teacher asked me something.


10. I'm very picky, I love falling in love with things. That's why maybe I don't work as much as I should. I need to really be drawn to the character and like the director.




11. I used to play the piano. I stopped when I was about 17. If I sat down at a piano now I could probably play one or two pieces. Maybe Chopin's "Nocturnes".


12. I hardly ever go to parties. If I really have to, I'll go, but I'm not the most open person, which is sometimes not the best quality.





13. I wear no makeup in real life. I'm very simple. That may be why I go over the top for the red carpet. But otherwise, I'm very plain. I should make more of an effort, actually.



14. To help people in the third world get educated and learn how to read and write is so important. I mean it is such an important human right.

15. I'd rather be thought as an international actress rather than a French one. Because I don't know what's coming up for me, my ambition is not to be typecast. So I'm working on my English accent, as well as my American one. I don't want to be like "Okay, I'm French, and I want to succeed in Hollywood!"



16. It's so boring to play the girlfriend. Most of the women in film are there to be beautiful to the man. It's quite hard to find a ballsy or complex character.



17. I am a dreamer. Seriously, I'm living on another planet.


18. I'm a dark blonde, yes. I dyed my hair blue, then black, when I was 14. I thought the color was more flattering and matched my skin tone. I don't think I'd ever change back unless it was for a film.





19. We all show facets, to your mother, or to your boyfriend, or a friend. You're always a bit different.

20. I'm worried because of my mother, she's going to see my performance and she's quite hard. She's going to see me naked. And my Dad, woah. Yeah, they're going to see me like a woman, you know?


21. I have Algerian, Turkish, Swedish, Spanish blood: I feel like a citizen of the world. Life and cinema don't have borders.





22. It's very flattering to be remembered as a Bond girl with brains and not just for looking good in a bikini. I was a fan of Sophie Marceau in "The World Is Not Enough." I think her performance was very underrated.


23. Jordan Scott is a very talented director, she's just the most amazing. She knows, understands actors and tries to get the best out of them. She gives them a lot of freedom, she loves them and she's very sensitive, very sensual. She's a very special being and one of the most talented directors I've worked with. It's a real treat to be with her.


24. Traditional British desserts with lots of custard are my biggest weakness - I particularly love the puds at St. John restaurant in East London.


25. My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn't know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time.




26. I go shopping maybe three times a year in an intense way. I'm like a man. Can't spend too much time in a shop.


27. I thought "Perfect Sense" was kind of a brave, unusual story, thought-provoking but mainly a love story with the background of a catastrophe. I thought it was quite charming. I knew the director, David Mackenzie, and also the fact that Ewan McGregor was onboard was very appealing.

28. Oh, yeah, I like a high neck. And I like naked backs. It seems very sexy. Red carpets are about being a bit theatrical - having fun rather than being too safe. You have to be brave. Fashion is fun.

29. I would love to play an unexpected character. Really raw and simple and not a cliche - something rugged. People like to put actors in boxes.



30. The worst is when men try too hard, because it's not very masculine. Your outfit has to look like "Oh, I just grabbed that." Not too calculated. Jeans, a t-shirt: the simpler the better.


31. The sex scenes were quite full on and frank in "The Dreamers". I had a scene in which my own character has to lose her virginity. I had to remember how I felt when I first had sex. I am so reserved in real life, but I surprised myself completely. I was asked if I wanted some alcohol before some of the scenes - and admit that I did have some whiskey. There was a breaking of the ice before the sex scene. The actor Louis Garrel came into my trailer and said: "I will show you my dick if you show me your breasts." So I did - and he did. He said to me: "They look great." So when it came to the sex scenes, it made it a little easier.

32. I like characters who have strong facades and then have secrets. They have cracks.





33. I'll need my whole lifetime to polish my craft.

34. Towards the end of "Dark Shadows," the sets are cracking and bleeding, but so is Angelique. The fact that she breaks apart physically as well as mentally lends an added dimension, and I just loved playing that.


35. When I'm at an event, I like to be an eccentric dresser. I will just keep wearing what I like.

36. I need to fall in love with someone. Sorry - I mean fall in love with something. I need to wake myself up.


37. (about shooting nude scenes for "The Dreamers") I am a very shy person in life, very reserved, but you know, it's Bertolucci. I've seen "Last Tango" and it's not pornographic, it's not vulgar, it's not sick, so I trusted him. He's a master of love and eroticism, but it's good because I stopped being self-conscious. I felt like I was on drugs or anaesthetized because you have to be. You have to let yourself slip away and forget everything, forget the sound guy and all that.

38. When I'm not working, I just like to be comfortable: I love black, nothing tight, no heels, no make-up - it's nice to be able to breathe!





39. (about the sex scenes in "The Dreamers") It must be very shocking for the American people, but what I don't understand is why they are so crazy about that. I don't understand why you can't see naked people on screen but we can see a baby being killed. It's quite strange. They're too puritan, too uptight. 


40. When people say "You're so beautiful" it makes me want to kill myself! As an actress you want to be seen for what you do, for the characters you can play, otherwise I'd be a model.

41. It's a way to exteriorize all my shit. To scream and cry and laugh on-screen, it's almost like black magic. You can do anything. I'm a dreamer, so that's a good job for me. Onstage is the only place I can fully express myself.


42. I'm French, so I'm quite lazy about exercising, and I smoke. But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog. That's all.



43. (about Sybilla, her character in "Kingdom of Heaven") "Sybilla suffers from numerous frustrations. She's an heroine, not a "potiche".


44. A film can be big or small - I have to just fall in love with it. To connect with the character, the script, and the director. Sometimes they say to you: "You should do that for your career; it's a big thing, people will go and see it," but I wouldn't be able to, because my heart wouldn't be in it. I would drive people quite mad.




45. I have my own style and don't really follow fashion, but I like leggings. They're easy to wear and can go with anything.


46. I am many things. I can be quite mad, and young, but I'm not the kind of person who goes out to nightclubs and goes crazy. I am more like lying on my bed and listening to classical music to relax.



47. For me, acting is like a therapy. I can express myself fully when I am acting and have blood in my veins. Even when I'm not working, I'm always living in my own world, imagining characters.


48. I don't have a problem with someone having plastic surgery, but I think it's crazy for everyone to have the same body.



49. I'm not into social media. I'm like from another century.

50. I don't believe in awards. It's very good for the ego, I suppose.


51. For me, working out is nothing to do with looks. It's to let it all out - the stress, the self-consciousness - you think less; it makes you more centered.




52. I feel sick if I have to do something for the money. I can't breathe. I'm not proud of myself.


53. I love photo shoots where I can be like a pinup, not myself. Where I can be feminine, glamorous, dark…not like in real life. I hate it when you go in and they want you to be "natural," to be yourself. I just hate it. I love having fun. When they ask you to smile, I hate it. Of course I smile in my real life, but to do it on cue, that's not spontaneous. I'd rather do something that's like a little movie, like a little story, rather than just me, I feel naked.

54. I'm not really keen on men wearing perfumes. It's just a bit wrong! I don't find it sexy. I prefer essential oils - patchouli is nice.


55. I was in LA last week for a meeting and I don't like it. I get knots in my stomach and have to walk around a museum to make myself feel better. It's a cruel place, very hierarchical. If you're in the middle, you're shit, and if you're at the bottom, you're nothing. The people have no idea about anything that doesn't come from Hollywood. Most of them have never heard of The White Ribbon or A Prophet, and the only film of mine they know is Bond, because it made lots of money. I'm the Bond girl. It's as though it's written on my forehead.

56. Hmm, limelight…No, I'm not Sienna Miller or Angelina Jolie. I'm very lucky and happy, but I still find it very difficult to get good scripts and good roles. It's really a jungle out there.

57. (on auditioning for "The Dreamers") I was bored with the theatre. I wanted to stop acting. I didn't believe in anything. But I did a lot of auditions to get the role. You can't turn down a role like that. You don't say no to Bertolucci.



58. I love Ireland. I feel very at peace there. It's just magical and beautiful.



59. Hollywood wouldn't suit me. In L.A. it's all about work - studio people have their five minutes with you and they go: "Oh mah Gahd, I love your movie." You just feel very self-conscious there.


60. (on her growing dislike for theatre before landing "The Dreamers") I was in this play and I didn't get on with the director and didn't like the play. It was very grotesque, you know? Too much make-up and wigs and I was playing, like, this coquette. I was on stage for most of the time apart from three minutes when I was allowed to go off and pee in a bucket. And for those three minutes I was sitting on a bucket, peeing and crying at the same time. Oh, it was terrible. It was a nightmare. I hated it so much.


61. I'm very low-maintenance when it comes to my beauty routine.


62. (on Isabelle Adjani) She's my role model, I adore her. I watched "The Story of Adele H" so many times, and "Camille Claudel" also - in that she plays a sculptor, very passionate, who was Rodin's lover. He rejected her and she ended up completely cuckoo in an asylum. Adjani is a bit like Miss G - she has that crazy side in some of her movies. She's very beautiful, but she can do everything - she's very funny, she's very sharp and not afraid of big emotional moments. I met her when she was doing a play in France, and I was very intimidated - you feel very wobbly and like a big geek. I just said to her "I'm a big fan of yours!" She's like a myth to me.

63. I also liked Daniel Craig. He's not like any other Bond. So we'll see. In 10 years I might be cursed for doing it, but I'm very grateful for what it has done for me.




64. (on Ewan McGregor) Ewan's brilliant - a really giving actor.

65. I feel like I'm 1,000. I don't feel I'm young enough a lot of the time.


66. (on Daniel Craig) He was a very cool Bond, very raw. He's very paternal actually. He really looked after me, and he was wanting to do something different with Bond, which I think he did. I was a bit scared at the beginning - but it was a good Bond and it made me bankable - money, money!

67. I always start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon - I find it really cleanses and hydrates me. I have very sensitive, dry skin, so I have to be careful about what I put on my face. My must-haves are Dermalogica cleansing gel and L'Or De Vie Creme Riche by Dior, which is thick and nourishing.


68. In Los Angeles, I feel like the ugly duckling, like I'm from Venus or something.



69. I didn't want to do "Casino Royale" when they told me to audition. I said no. Then they sent me the script, and I thought it was actually very interesting - and I had no other work at the time.


70. (on John Galliano's comments) It has been very brutal and I really…I just wish he could go back in time and for it not to happen. I'm sure he's going to get back (into fashion) because he's so talented. Sometimes, you can make mistakes. I don't think he's anti-semitic. I'm Jewish. I don't think he has anything against the Jews. I think it's more that he was probably a bit drunk.

71. I love the musicality of English. French sounds flat. In English, you can play with pitch.




72. I want to travel. Maybe I'll end up living in Norway, making cakes.


73. I don't like flirting, and when I love someone, I always give everything, maybe too much. And then you have to work at it all the time. I mean, the first months are always great, but afterwards it becomes hard work. It's not as passionate and crazy.

74. I'm very scared of water. When you don't see the water…I imagine monsters - stupid things.



75. For Tim Burton's birthday I gave him a rainbow beetle. He loved it!

76. In this business actors who have Botox or surgery make you very aware of age. It's awful.


77. I'm not really involved with politics…I'm living in my cocoon with my classical music around.

78. I don't wear base, as I don't like to cover up my freckles, but I couldn't live without YSL Touche Eclat for hiding my under-eye circles. I love the smoky-eye look, so I use Dior's 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Night Dust and lashings of mascara. I finish with a dash of bronzer for a healthy glow.

79. It's true that I'm drawn to unusual stories. Normal roles don't really attract me.



80. Everyone wants to work in America. Maybe not blockbusters or Terminator, but to have the choice.

81. I give everything to my work, and I like complex roles, characters that aren't obvious. I've been very lucky so far, and I'm dreaming of working with directors like Jane Campion, Susanne Bier and the Dardennes. But the gods will decide.


82. Life's too short to wear high heels.


83. I hope I will not be typecast as a Bond girl for the rest of my life. I'm very proud of being a part of the Bond family, but I don't want to be the sexy girl forever. I'm not meaning to complain, but I just want to be taken seriously.

84. A lot of the films now are more focused on the visuals than on the actors. I think all directors should go to drama school.





85. I love fashion from the 1930s and '40s - shoulder pads, high waists, things with structure. That is classy for me. Andrea Riseborough from the Madonna movie "W.E." had an amazing wardrobe.


86. It's quite hard to find a ballsy or complex character. So the roles I've taken are those. Lot's of people put me in the dark category.

87. Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.


88. My father is Swedish and my mother is French.




89. England understands good Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisine; in France, we just get French.

90. My father has always written with Mont Blanc pens. It's very chic and elegant and classic.



91. Some people collect butterflies - I love beetles.

92. I like style. For Dior, I did more of a collaboration shoot, not just a single image - so there was more to it. It's a very prestigious brand. I like their style and feel like their style is mine.



93. Lots of shy people dress a bit too much. It's just kind of an armour. People say the same thing about me.


94. At drama school, I always picked the really evil roles. It's a great way to deal with your everyday emotions.






95. People think I'm so strong, but I'm very shy.

96. I play the piano. I bought an upright piano that is actually electric, so I can practice my scales with headphones on and not make my neighbors' lives hell!



97. Actually, when I'm not filming a movie, my beauty approach is really natural - I prefer a bare face that looks really healthy and dewy.


98. I struggle to watch myself in any scene, to be honest. What's done is done. I wish I was able to watch myself, as it would really help me develop as an actor. But I'm not brave enough. It's a difficult thing to do - looking at yourself as this utterly different person on a screen.


99. My mother is an actress and very well known in France; hence, I move to London to start my own life.


100. I think British men build up the idea of us French girls having some magic extra sex appeal so much, they lose their heads. I can't really understand the whole thing - but it makes me laugh. It's such a cliche to think all French girls are well dressed, elegant, sophisticated and sexy. Some are utter slobs, I promise you that.




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