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Published On: Thu, May 3rd, 2012

‘Dark Shadows’ Star Eva Green Talks About Her Upcoming ‘300’ Sequel Role

While promoting “Dark Shadows,” the former Bond girl, Eva Green, talks to MTV about her role in the “300″ sequel. Green will be transitioning into her first action role.

In the interview posted Wednesday, Green confirms that it is an intense role.

Eva-Green-Dark-Shadows-photo“She’s a very ballsy character, she’s almost like a man, so that’s fun, (laughs)…It’s my first action film, it’s going to be a challenge, [there will be] lots of training.”

The film, officially titied “300: Battle of Artemisia,” will be directed by Noam Murro and will be a prequel based on the Frank Miller works. Green references that Artemisia was a historical figure

“Oh yeah, I’m playing Artemisia. She really existed actually. She was commander on a boat, of a whole Armada.”

Rodrigo Santoro will returns to his “300″ role as Xerxes, joined by Sullivan Stapleton (“Animal Kingdom”) as Themistocles and Callan Mulvey (TV’s “Rush”). Jamie Blackley was attached to the film as well, but Hey U Guys reported on Monday that he has dropped out of the project.

Green plays the vengeful witch Angelique opposite Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” film, which opens in theaters May 11th.

Check out the MTV video interview here.

A great synopsis of the storyline was published by Screen Rant late in 2011:

Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) is somewhat pushed into the bloody battle with the Greeks by the gold-covered maven goddess Artemisia. Artemisia, witnessing just how much his father King Darius’s death has affected him, persuades Xerxes – with her “vindictive charm” – to go into battle against those responsible.

Artemisia tells Xerxes that he has no choice but to avenge his father’s death and has to man up before becoming king. So, he sets off to become a God because that’s the only way he can win the battle.

Artemisia, on her hunt for a group of men to join Xerxes in the battle against the Greeks, doesn’t stop at brainwashing Xerxes. She also manages to convince Themistocles [ Stapleton] to side with her somewhat. Though the Persians took his family, and he’s spent ten years training the Greeks for battle, Artemisia has such an allure about her that the muscly Greek is taken. Ultimately, she convinces him that his life will be better off if he swaps sides. But this guy’s also as good a liar as he is a fighter.

 

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