She’s just hit another career high with a starring role in the live-action remake of Disney’s Dumbo.
But Eva Green feels insecure about reaching her 40s next year because acting ‘depends on the desire of people’.
Back on the big screen: Eva Green speaks to ES Magazine this week about her new role in Dumbo
She explained: ‘There is always that insecurity [about aging]. You depend on the desire of people.
‘I read interviews with women going [smug voice], “Oh, I’m soooo confident now I am in my 30s or in my 40s, I have found myself.”
‘Well, actually, pfft, it is difficult for an actor, or for any woman, ageing. You think, my God, will people still like me? I’ll be in my 40s soon but I always feel like I am 15.’
Ever since her breakout role as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, Eva has chosen to remain ‘mysterious’ about her previous relationships, and stands by it in the new interview.
Hollywood calling: The brunette admits that she feels insecure about aging, especially in Hollywood
Quizzed about whether or not she’d like a family in her 40s, Eva said: ‘I don’t know. You need to find the right person. And I hate planning. In three months I might be on a job. Or I might be dead tomorrow.’
The brunette beauty, who turns 39 this July, covers this week’s ES in a canary yellow ball gown, styled by Nicky Yates.
Inside, she poses in a glamorous green dress as she discusses breathing new life into a beloved 80-year tale.
She plays areal artist Colette Marchant, alongside Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito and explains the hidden suffering behind her character.
‘I see her like a bird in a gold cage,’ she says. ‘She lives in luxury, is able to live her passion as an aerialist but she is lying to herself.
Breathing new life into a classic: Starring alongside Colin Farrell (left), Eva plays Colette Marchant in the live-action remake of Dumbo
‘When she meets Dumbo she realises her life is empty and she wants love in her life and a family.
‘It’s wonderful that Disney chose Tim for this because you know it’s not going to be all unicorns and rainbows.’
Eva was previously the star of Burton’s 2016 film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
And, like Helena Bonham Carter’s famous ex Burton, the French-born actress now lives in London.
She says: ‘I wanted to be my own person and go to another country. I loved London — I studied there [at Webber Douglas drama academy] before I moved there — and I bought a little flat in Primrose Hill.
‘My agent looked after me and I began to make friends. I can’t say Paris is ugly but it lacks trees and London has that village feel. People are less judgemental in London and I love the British sense of humour.’
In the interview, Eva also addresses the allegations she made against disgraced movie director Harvey Weinstein in 2017.
The actress claims he threatened to destroy her career after she ‘pushed him off’ at a professional meeting in Paris in an exchange that left her ‘shocked and disgusted’.
She now says: ‘He was like a god. He could make you, destroy you. You think, maybe something will change — I could win an Oscar!
‘So the first time you meet him you feel privileged. But what happened [to him] is a miracle. There is justice. But you know, there are a***holes everywhere, in every field.’
The full interview appears in this week’s issue of ES Magazine, Thursday 28th March 2019.
Another career highlight: The beauty now lives in London, saying she loves the ‘village feel’