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Life’s too short to wear high heels.
– Eva Green
We all show facets, to your mother, or to your boyfriend, or a friend. You’re always a bit different.
I hardly ever go to parties. If I really have to, I’ll go, but I’m not the most open person, which is sometimes not the best quality.
I didn’t want to do ‘Casino Royale’ when they told me to audition. I said no. Then they sent me the script, and I thought it was actually very interesting – and I had no other work at the time.
I also liked Daniel Craig. He’s not like any other Bond. So we’ll see. In 10 years I might be cursed for doing it, but I’m very grateful for what it has done for me.
I love the musicality of English. French sounds flat. In English, you can play with pitch.
When I’m at an event, I like to be an eccentric dresser. I will just keep wearing what I like.
I like characters who have strong facades and then have secrets. They have cracks.
I give everything to my work, and I like complex roles, characters that aren’t obvious. I’ve been very lucky so far, and I’m dreaming of working with directors like Jane Campion, Susanne Bier and the Dardennes. But the gods will decide.
People think I’m so strong, but I’m very shy.
I’m not really keen on men wearing perfumes. It’s just a bit wrong! I don’t find it sexy. I prefer essential oils – patchouli is nice.
I am a dreamer. Seriously, I’m living on another planet.
I’ll need my whole lifetime to polish my craft.
Most of the women in film are there to be beautiful to the man.
I’m not really involved with politics… I’m living in my cocoon with my classical music around.
I play the piano. I bought an upright piano that is actually electric, so I can practice my scales with headphones on and not make my neighbours’ lives hell!
When I’m not working, I just like to be comfortable: I love black, nothing tight, no heels, no make-up – it’s nice to be able to breathe!
Lots of shy people dress a bit too much. It’s just kind of an armour. People say the same thing about me.
When people say ‘You’re so beautiful’ it makes me want to kill myself! As an actress you want to be seen for what you do, for the characters you can play, otherwise I’d be a model.
I need to fall in love with someone. Sorry – I mean fall in love with something. I need to wake myself up.
In Los Angeles, I feel like the ugly duckling, like I’m from Venus or something.
I don’t like flirting, and when I love someone, I always give everything, maybe too much. And then you have to work at it all the time. I mean, the first months are always great, but afterwards it becomes hard work. It’s not as passionate and crazy.
Success is very ephemeral. You depend entirely on the desire of others, which makes it difficult to relax.
Towards the end of ‘Dark Shadows,’ the sets are cracking and bleeding, but so is Angelique. The fact that she breaks apart physically as well as mentally lends an added dimension, and I just loved playing that.
I’m not into social media. I’m like from another century.
My mother did movies from the New Wave, but I was quite shocked I didn’t know much about that period. Bernado showed us film of the demonstrations of the time.
It’s true that I’m drawn to unusual stories. Normal roles don’t really attract me.
Hollywood wouldn’t suit me. In L.A. it’s all about work – studio people have their five minutes with you and they go, ‘Oh mah Gahd, I love your movie.’ You just feel very self-conscious there.
I was very studious, too much. I would never go out at weekends. I was very serious. You should have seen me in class – I was blushing and sweating every time the teacher asked me something.
Oh, yeah, I like a high neck. And I like naked backs. It seems very sexy. Red carpets are about being a bit theatrical – having fun rather than being too safe. You have to be brave. Fashion is fun.