Eva Green Suggests Her DARK SHADOWS Character Will Diverge from the Source Material

     March 16, 2011

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Eva Green recently signed on to star opposite Johnny Depp in  Tim Burton’s adaptation of Dark Shadows.  Green will play Angelique who, a “powerful witch who was alternately tormented and bewitched by her love-hate relationship with Barnabas Collins (Depp)” in the 1960s gothic soap opera.  However, Green’s understanding is that her Angelique won’t be too familiar to fans of the show:

“I haven’t seen the TV series, but from what I’ve seen on the Internet, it’s very different. My character is very different. She’s American, blonde, cool, in the ’70s. She is this sexy witch, very powerful in town, she’s very cool. She has many faces.”

See what else Green had to say about Burton’s approach to the material after the jump.

A clip of the video interview with MTV Movies:

Here’s the transcript, including a bit not included in the clip.

“It’s something that he’s never done, I think. It’s much more focused on the actors. It could almost be a play.  I haven’t seen the TV series, but from what I’ve seen on the Internet, it’s very different. My character is very different…

She’s American, blonde, cool, in the ’70s… She is this sexy witch, very powerful in town, she’s very cool. She has many faces.”

I’m not familiar with the show, though I’m in favor of anything that motivates Green to mime smoking so adorably.

Green expects rehearsals to begin next month.  Jackie Earle Haley, Bella Heathcote, Helena Bonham Carter, and Michelle Pfeiffer are in talks to star.

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