Now that the TV series Penny Dreadful is officially over, fans won’t have the chance to see their favourite actress Eva Green on a weekly basis. But the wait won’t be too long as the 36-year-old Paris-born beauty has one film coming right up: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.
The film, which is based on a novel by Ransom Riggs, is directed by Tim Burton and sees Green in the titular role – a mistress who runs a special orphanage home for children with amazing gifts.
As seen in the trailer, Green’s character is not without her own extraordinary abilities. In a tense scene, Miss Peregrine transforms into a falcon! “I wish I could just turn into a real bird,” Green told USA Today.
Although the transformation is naturally done with CGI, Green still had to do some wire work to complete the initial change. She added: “You do the somersaults and have people pulling wires and stuff and you feel like a moron, but it works. It’s kind of magical.”
In the book, the character is more schoolmarmish but for the film, Green described her character as “kind of a Mary Poppins on speed. She smokes a pipe, she uses a crossbow. She’s bonkers in a lovely way.”
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children opens on Sept 29.