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Question of the Day
NEW YORK (AP) - Eva Green loves playing strong, even dangerous women.
On the new Starz series “Camelot,” Green treats herself big-time _ and makes the most of it.
There she is, as Morgan, in the series’ opening scene, fiercely facing down King Uther, the father Morgan believes has betrayed her. Drawing on her sorcery skills, she soon will arrange the king’s sudden death. She means to succeed him on the throne. And when Uther’s unknown son, Arthur, emerges to claim the crown, Morgan declares war on her half brother as well as the wizard Merlin, Arthur’s mysterious mentor.
“This castle and realm should be mine,” she proclaims.
“Camelot” premieres Friday at 10 p.m. EDT (airing opposite “Merlin,” a retelling of the Arthurian legend with Merlin as a young man, now in its third season on Syfy).
“Camelot” stars heartthrob Jamie Campbell Bower (the “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” film sagas) as Arthur, a carefree, impetuous young man who was raised from infancy as a commoner and is as surprised as anyone to learn his destiny: to lead Britain from a dark, troubled present into a bright, hope-filled tomorrow.
Joseph Fiennes (“Shakespeare in Love,” the TV series “FlashForward”) is Merlin, who has foreseen the legend of Arthur and aims to see it come to pass.
But Merlin and Arthur will have their hands full with Morgan as their rival.
“This pretender who wears my father’s robes, I shall gouge his eyes,” seethes Morgan just before first meeting Arthur, whom she mocks as if he were a child.
No shrinking violet, she!
“I was worried at the beginning that she is evil and that’s it,” says Eva Green (pronounced ay-vuh grain), as she laughs at Morgan’s confrontational style. “But she’s a very rich character. And she wants to be a great queen. She believes in equality between men and women. She celebrates sexuality, nature, life.
“And the relationship between Morgan and Arthur will evolve: She hates him at the beginning. But her head is telling her, `I hate him,’ while her heart is telling her otherwise.”
The 30-year-old Green, who was born in Paris to a dentist-father and actress-mother Marlene Jobert, is perhaps best known for her 2006 role as tough-and-dishy “Bond Girl” Vesper Lynd in “Casino Royale,” opposite Daniel Craig.
Her screen debut was four years earlier in Bernardo Bertolucci’s sexually graphic “The Dreamers,” and she starred in Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven” alongside Orlando Bloom, Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson.
In the 2009 drama “Cracks,” just released on DVD, Green plays the enigmatic diving instructor at a 1930s girls school.
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