1. You Never Really Know Vesper, Says Eva Green

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-11-19

    An interview with Casino Royale‘s Eva Green has appeared online at the Sydney Morning Herald, where she speaks about her role in the film…

    Bringing ‘an exciting combination of enigmatic and seductive beauty’ to the role of Vesper Lynd, according to producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Green said of her character: ‘She has an air of mystery about her, which is essential for the role. There’s something about Eva that’s quite, I don’t know, gothic. You never really know her.’

    ‘The women in the early Bond films were very provocative, sexually forward, almost revolutionary–they were pilots and scientists and doctors at a time when a lot of the sexual politics meant [women were at home],’ said Green. ‘In the ’70s and ’80s, unfortunately, the women were less important characters, except for a few exceptions, like Diana Rigg’ of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.’

    On Casino Royale co-star Daniel Craig, Green had nothing but compliments. ‘I knew him from Munich, and he was magnetic, beautiful.’ When complimented on the chemistry between the Vesper and Bond characters in the film, she says: ‘Oh, thank you. We didn’t have much time to rehearse because I was coming in at the last minute.’

    Casino Royale opens in Australia on 7 December and premieres three days earlier on the 4th.

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