It feels a little strange to write about a person you don’t know and have never met, and the only way I feel that I can relate to Eva is from her films and interviews. I adore Eva as an actress, and I admire her in being so unashamedly herself and playing such interesting roles.
Wearing a lot of Black. I have far too many black clothes, yet I never intentionally told myself I’m going to buy only black clothing. I’ve always felt most myself in black, but perhaps it’s the musician part of me that was used to wearing it a lot.
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"I just thought it was a very good role, and there are not many good roles for women. It’s a very intense story, it was inspired by a French best-seller. He’s done fantastic movies and I just see him as an artist. Then the man, I don’t want to get in there — it’s a different thing and I don’t really know him. I’m just working with a great artist." – Eva Green on her decision to work with Roman Polanski #EvaGreen and #RomanPolanski behind the scenes of #BasedOnATrueStory / #DaprèsUneHistoireVraie (2017)
Growing up very shy. I went through stages growing up where I was painfully shy. I felt most myself, only when I was with my parents and my sister. When I had to talk to people I didn’t know well, I wouldn’t really allow people to know me too much. It would take time for me to open up.
Being soft spoken. I could never force myself to speak loudly, but I’ve just always had a softer voice. The way you speak isn’t really something we think about, and it’s usually something that people have pointed out to me.
A little strange yet secretive. I’m the sort of person who is very strange inside but I don’t tend to show it. I’m easily amused by some things. I have a lot of things I keep to myself, but I won’t say it. I get that strong feeling from Eva, because she is also quite a private person.
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“When I found out my daughter would be played by Shailene, I was like, oh my god! It’s a bit unbelievable; we look more like sisters. But Gregg was like, don’t worry, it’s a bit surreal and you’ll have another hairdo. I was worried that it would not be believable, so I loved her journey. You see her young in her 20s and then it ages me. But I tried to portray that aging more in her character. She’s an alcoholic and her body changes and her voice changes, so it was a challenge.” – Eva Green on portraying Eve Connors #EvaGreen as Eve Connors in #GreggAraki's #WhiteBirdInABlizzard (2014)
Deep thinker and creative. I used to overthink far too much. However, I still think quite deeply, and I always have the sensation that people don’t quite know me. That there will always be a level of misunderstanding, because it takes time for me to become close with someone. I most enjoy being creative when I’m on my own, and can spend hours alone.