1. Eva Green Discusses Casino Royale, Bond, And Beyond

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-01-26

    Casino Royale‘s Eva Green

    Many are already calling Eva Green’s Vesper Lynd one of the strongest leading ladies in the James Bond series. In a new interview with the Guardian, she discusses her work in Casino Royale as well as what the future holds.

    Green explains how appearing in a Bond film wasn’t ‘beneath’ her: ‘In France, it’s just not a big deal, whereas here every man wants to be Bond. I just read the script and thought, “This is good.”‘

    ‘[Daniel Craig] got all the mad tabloids–I got nothing. Actually that’s not quite true. I got very angry when people kept asking me, “What’s it feel like to be a Bond girl?” As if I was soup.’

    Green also mentioned she was happy not to appear nude in Casino Royale, saying: ‘I’ve been nude in a film before (The Dreamers) and found it very troubling, so I was quite glad not to be in this film. In [Casino Royale‘s] shower scene–you remember?–they wanted me to strip down to my panties. We had a good fight about that. I used to go to Daniel and ask for his support.’

    When asked about her nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star award, Green said: ‘In France we have the Cesars, but I think the Baftas are much more serious. So when the nomination was for me in a Bond film, it’s a bit like a joke … I don’t believe in awards. It’s very good for the ego, I suppose.’

    She recently finished filming Northern Lights, the first part of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, along with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman. As for what is next: ‘I have been in two big machines now and something a bit smaller scale would be nice. I want to work in England.’

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