The Lovely Eva Green is Back!
|Eva Green as Artemisia in "300: Rise of an Empire."|
Eva Green, Vesper Lynd from "Casino Royale," returned to blockbusters in "300: Rise of an Empire." She starred in the 2014 film as Artemisia. Eva has received many praises for her performance.
The film is based on a Frank Miller graphic novel. Zack Snyder co-wrote the screenplay, while Noam Murro directs. Snyder directed the original "300," but his "Man of Steel" film got in the way, so Murro took over. “There was no way I could do it,” the writer-director said of the 300 sequel. There is complete continuity between the two films, though, so if you liked the first one, this sequel should feel right at home.
|Eva Green trained hard for the role.|
"300: Rise of an Empire" picks up where "300" left off. In the original film, King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and his unit of 300 Spartans fought the massive Persian army at Thermopylae circa 480 B.C. In this sequel, Artemisia (Eva Green) leads the vast Persian armada against the small, outmanned Greek fleet, led by Admiral Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton).
Describing her role, Eva says:
“She is like a man in a woman’s body.She’s very ballsy and very brave, and she was traumatized as a child, so she builds this armour around her to survive. And she’s obsessed with revenge and, yes, she’s bonkers.”We all loved Eva Green in "Casino Royale," so it is great to see her back in another high-profile adventure.
Eva trained for weeks in Sofia, Bulgaria before filming began to learn how to wield a sword. It was very physically demanding.
“You feel very powerful actually, but not straight away. The squats and the lunges were, oh my god, very painful. But after you get through it, you feel very proud of yourself.”Eva Green rose to stardom in "The Dreamers," and that film is well worth checking out if you like Eva and want to see more - a lot more - of her.
|Artemisia bows before her king|
I have a separate page devoted to Eva, with a lot of really good shots of her in and out of her previous high-profile roles, here.