“This part is like a gift from the heavens”–Eva Green talks about DARK SHADOWS

French actress Eva Green plays the witch Angelique opposite Johnny Depp’s vampire Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s new version of Dark Shadows. Journalist Stephanie Rafanelli, who recently profiled Ms. Green for Harper’s Bazaar (UK edition), calls the casting “inspired. [. . . ] Green is surely a kindred spirit of the Holy Trinity of Burton, Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.” Green is thrilled to be working on a Tim Burton film: “This part is like a gift from the heavens,” she told Rafanelli. “Burton is a god. My favourite film is Beetlejuice. It was my childhood,” Green declared. “I love the fact that he is like a child. He gets excited so quickly.”

Rafanelli thinks Eva Green “could have been Edward Scissorhands’ twin sister,” noting that Green and Johnny Depp “share a quality that seems born of another time.” To see a larger version of the photo of Eva Green CLICK HERE. Of their roles in Dark Shadows, Green says, “Johnny and I are like The Eagle with Two Heads [a classic Jean Cocteau film]. In some ways, we are the same creature.”

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Dark Shadows is currently filming at Pinewood Studios and is scheduled for release May 11, 2012.