Film News – Eva Green On Dumbo + Tim Burton

Eva Green has a had a very good career in the entertainment industry. She is well known for her role as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale and she has also had a consistent working relationship with Tim Burton.

Indeed, she has starred in Tim Burton films like Dark Shadows and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and she continues this collaboration with Dumbo, the live-action remake of the animated Disney classic. In an interview with Collider, she had the opportunity to speak about Dumbo.

Dumbo

Eva Green had this to say on whether starring in Dumbo was an immediate yes or if she had to take some time to think about it:

I was like, ‘I don’t know how I can say to Tim, ‘Is there a stunt person, or can you use somebody else’s body and put my head on it, digitally, afterwards?’’ I had a whole plan going on in my head. He was like, ‘No, just try it. It could help you to build the character.’ I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll try.’ I was sure that I would never be able to swing up high.”

That was a great thing, even for my own confidence, to think that you couldn’t do that, but then, actually, you can. It’s all the monkey talk, as they say. It’s just all of those demons in your head. You can overcome your fear.”

Eva Green also spoke about what it is like to work with Tim Burton:

Of course. He’s a genius. He’s a poet. He’s got a very specific universe, but it’s also such a hard job. There’s always tension on a movie set, most of the time.”

There’s always a problem, but it’s a beautiful job. There’s a lot of money involved. When you’re on a Tim Burton movie, even though the budget is gigantic and there is pressure, as actors, we don’t feel the pressure, which is wonderful.”

Tim is like a child. He’s so happy. He deeply loves what he does. It’s so wonderful to see him, just full of joy, really. It’s just nice to not have tension.”

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Film News – Tim Burton Discusses Dumbo

The reviews for Dumbo have recently come out and there has been a mixed response for this live-action remake of the Disney animated classic. Still, we all know that a hardcore group of Tim Burton fans will support the film no matter what the critical reception is given their love for his previous work in the film industry. During a conference at the film’s Los Angeles press junket, Tim Burton was given the chance to speak about Dumbo.

Dumbo

One of the topics of conservation was the thing that Tim Burton loves about the story of Dumbo:

I just liked the idea of a flying elephant that doesn’t quite fit into the world, and how somebody with a disadvantage makes it an advantage. It just felt very close to the way I felt about things. It was just a very pure, simple image. Like all of the old Disney fables, it has that simple symbolism for real emotions.”

Tim Burton also spoke about the things in the original Dumbo that he wanted to expand upon in his own live-action version:

I just like the fact that it’s obviously a very simple fable and story. At its heart, it’s about family. What I liked about it was the human parallel story. This character comes back from war, and he doesn’t have an arm, he doesn’t have a wife, and he doesn’t have a job.”

He’s trying to find his place in the world. It’s like that for all of the characters. Every character in it wants to be something. They’re like Dumbo, using disadvantage to advantage. So, there are lots of nice themes, but in a very simple framework.”

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