"Shy" Actress Eva Green Has No Problem with On-Camera Nudity

Eva Green, the French actress who stars in the upcoming Tim Burton film "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" opens up about playing a Bond girl in "Casino Royale," her crush on Jack Nicholson, and why she doesn't have a problem dying or being nude in films.

Released on 6/27/2016

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Starring: Eva Green

Transcript

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I was not popular in school at all.
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I was kind of a geek, a real geek,
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hugging the walls, very shy.
00:10
I'm still very shy.
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Couldn't really speak, I was blushing when
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a teacher was asking me a question.
00:15
Ahhh, I was paralyzed.
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No I was not good with boys,
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like oh my God, not good.
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I've got a non-identical twin sister.
00:25
She's not all in the business,
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she lives in Italy, married to an Italian Count.
00:31
She's blonde.
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It's the other me, you know, the happy me.
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'Cause I am so show and at the same time
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I kind of expose myself literally
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to thousands of people and you know,
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this is my body.
00:45
But I still don't really understand why I do that
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and I go, I need to go through therapy.
00:49
Being a Bond girl and I was like oh my God,
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what is it a Bond girl do?
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Is it like wearing a bikini and being beautiful
00:57
and that's it?
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Kinda was like, I was like no I'm not gonna go
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and I won't get it anyway, you know.
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And then they sent me the script
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and I completely changed my mind
01:05
and I thought it was a very, it was a love story.
01:08
I die a lot in movies, I don't know why.
01:12
It's a big rehearsal, yeah.
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People have this image of me of being otherworldly,
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of being weird, that I could kind of communicate
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with the spirits.
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I don't know, maybe it's my dark hair
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or maybe because I don't talk much, you know,
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so they kind of like put me in the woo-woo-woo
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in a weirdo box.
01:33
I don't know.
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I'm human you know, I'm not like this wooo.
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I've always admired Tim Burton.
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It's always been my dream, absolute dream,
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to work with him.
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And on Miss Peregrine, you know, he called me
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and he was like, I've got this project,
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but you might not like it, you might not like it.
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I'm like, I could play a mop for Tim Burton you know?
01:55
You know, anything.
01:56
Miss Peregrine has peculiarity and she can
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transform into a peregrine falcon, to a bird.
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And I would love to have that power, you know,
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that freedom, you know.
02:11
I wouldn't want to conjure spirits, no it's very painful.
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Oh my God, no never.
02:17
I know who I adore.
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I adore Jack Nicholson.
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I was absolutely obsessed by The Shining.
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I saw it as a child, traumatized.
02:25
You know, traumatized traumatized.
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But then I saw it again and again.
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It's because of him that I wanted to become an actress.
02:31
Because of Jack Nicholson in The Shining.
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I love Jack Nicholson when he goes bonkers, you know,
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with his big smile.
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Oh there are many scenes, many,
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all the scenes when he's crazy.
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He makes me laugh, I know it's a horror movie,
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but whatever yeah.
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(laughter)