No wonder Hollywood doesn’t know what to make of the gothic, bewitching French actress Eva Green There’s clearly no messing with Eva, who fixes me with a stare and opens a packet of crisps as she speaks her mind on such subjects as Hollywood hype, why she eclipses golden girl Charlize Theron, Carla Bruni’s frumpy clothes and the ‘ridiculous’ rumour that linked Eva romantically to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy (of which more later).It’s quite a transformation for someone who was so shy as a child that she ‘hugged the walls’ at school and was sent for therapy by her mother, a former actress who gave up the business to rear Eva and her twin Joy and to write children’s books.According to Trier, Green was positive about appearing in the film, but her agents refused to allow her.The unsuccessful casting attempt took two months of the film's pre-production process. The daughter of actress Marlène Jobert, Green started her career in theatre before making her film debut in 2003 in Bernardo Bertolucci's film The Dreamers.
Her performance in the series earned her a nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.She has also appeared in the television series Camelot (2011), and played Angelique Bouchard in Tim Burton's big-screen adaptation of Dark Shadows (2012).In 2014, she played Artemisia in the 300 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), and Ava Lord in Frank Miller's and Robert Rodriguez's Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).So confident has Eva become that at first she turned down the part of Vesper.‘I didn’t want to audition at first because I thought, “Bond girl – oh God,”’ she says, rolling her eyes at the cliché.Total Film said the new scenes completed her performance: "In the theatrical cut, Princess Sibylla sleeps with Balian and then, more or less, loses her mind. Not only does Sibylla have a young son, but when she realizes he's afflicted with leprosy just like her brother Baldwin, she decides to take his life shortly after he's been crowned king." Principal photography was already underway, and director Martin Campbell said casting the role was difficult because "we didn't have the final script and a Bond girl always had the connotation of tits 'n' ass." Campbell saw Green's performance in the director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven, She also filmed Cracks, the directorial debut of Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott's daughter, where she plays a teacher at a girls' school named Miss G, who falls in love with one of her pupils.