Shy star Eva Green

Eva Green insists she isn't very confident away from the camera and only became an actress to boost her confidence

Eva Green

Eva Green

Eva Green lacks self-confidence away from the camera.

The 'Casino Royale' actress often plays strong on-screen roles, but says this is a marked deviation from her real life character.

She explained: "I'm not confident in real life. I'm drawn to play characters who aren't like me because sometimes they're the people I wish I could be in real life.

"If somebody annoys you, you say, 'Off with their head!' "

The 34-year-old beauty started acting as a means of boosting her self-confidence and has been surprised that is has progressed as far as it has.

She explained to Britain's Hello! magazine: "I was very shy at school - I never talked and thought I would pass out every time the teacher asked me a question.

"So I decided to take these classes to try to pretend to be somebody else and gain some confidence. I really enjoyed it so it went from there."

The revelation is perhaps made more surprising given that Eva's mother, Marlene Jobert, also worked as an actress.

Eva explained: "She was very successful in France but she gave it up in her early 40s. She said, 'This business is quite mad and I want to live my life how I want to live it, without people judging me.'"


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