As soon as I started writing about Eva Green, my font immediately switched itself to ‘Century Gothic’. It would have been ‘Baroque’, but I just don’t have that option on my laptop, sadly.
The otherworldly Miss Eva covers the latest issue of The Edit, Net-A-Porter’s online magazine. She is promoting Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, in which she was directed by Tim Burton.
- Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – There’s something skin-creeping about the movie, like the Victorian era “freak show”, that feels very Burton.
The movie is based on Ransom Riggs’ New York Times best seller about a boy who discovers an abandoned orphanage and becomes absorbed in the world of headmistress Miss Peregrine and her peculiar young charges.
Eva told The Edit how much she loved playing a character defined by her devotion to her students. “It was nice not to be a love interest,” she said. “To play the guardian of those children, who would risk her life to protect them – I loved the idea that her children are her life.”
In The Edit interview Eva also shared that she hates social media and selfies, which of course is a popular statement for celebrities who wish to appeal to middlebrow gossip fans and cultivate a certain image.
LIFE’S RICH TAPESTRY: Velvet, brocade, sequins and embroidery, actress #EvaGreen models the season’s irresistible decadent pieces and talks about ambition, the red-carpet and who shouldn’t be the next #Bond in #THEEDIT. Read the issue at #NETAPORTER now. #SeeitBuyitLoveit Photographed by @SofiaandMauro. Styled by #SamuelFrancois
For what it’s worth, Burton has described his new star as “private” and “mysterious”.
The director has worked repeatedly with his now ex-partner Helena Bonham Carter and one Mr Johnny Depp and back in 2012, Eva made her Burton debut alongside both stars in Dark Shadows.
Eva certainly fits Burton’s strong, beautiful imagery and the cool/creepy vibe of his movies. And this time there is no HBC, no Johnny. Instead, it will be Eva leading a strong cast including Samuel L. Jackson and Judi Dench.
Although Dark Shadows paled in comparison to Burton’s earlier classics like Beetlejuice, I suppose I’m looking forward to Miss Peregrine. I haven’t read the book, but it sounds similar to the Lemony Snicket novels, which generated an underrated movie starring Jim Carrey. (A Netflix series is now in production with Neil Patrick Harris.)
For anyone mourning the end of Penny Dreadful, you can catch Eva in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, out September 30 in the UK and USA. Personally, I think I’m more excited for Eva’s red carpet looks!