Since its launch thanks to ‘Soñadores’, eva green He has been working tirelessly and there have never been any complaints about any kind of unprofessional behavior on any of his projects. That changed because of ‘To Patriot’, a science fiction film that evolved in such a way that it was never even made and caused the actress to face its producers in court. And she has won, because the title that she feared could sink her career has ended up making her win 1 million dollars without having to roll it.
Green signed to star in ‘A Patriot’ in May 2019. Everything seemed to be going smoothly for this film that would transport us to a future in which an authoritarian state that has isolated itself from a world ravaged by climate chaos and wars for the resources and it was expected that Helen Hunt and Charles Dancethe unforgettable Tywin Lannister from ‘Game of Thrones’, accompanied her at the head of the cast.
“A shitty b-movie“
However, the project ended up collapsing and the producers sued the actress, considering that she was responsible for what happened. She counterattacked and sued them, further arguing that she had signed a contract that she would collect her salary whether or not the film was made. Three years have had to pass until the sentence has been handed down, and it has been in favor of Greenwho argued during the trial that “when an actress has appeared in a B-movie, she is labeled a B-movie, she is never offered quality work again“.
That does not mean that the legal battle has been quite bitter. For example, the actress’s personal messages through WhatsApp had to be made public during the trial, and in them she did not exactly leave the film qualifying it as “a shit b movie” and defining the executive producer Jake Seal as “pure vomit“, “twisted sociopath” and “wicked“, to the production manager Terry Bird as a “moron” and tagging as “vulgar peasants” to several members of the team.
In the case of Seal, the sentence points quite in favor of Greensince the judge affirms that “after hearing him testify, I can understand how you can instantly dislike him. At times he was condescending, sarcastic, and demeaning. I found him to have an innate aggressiveness and I can understand why Ms Green and others might have resented being told they had to make the film under their complete control.“.
Of course, the judge also shows his discontent with the actress, since he believes that “she was shockingly unprepared for her testimony” and “in some ways she was a frustrating and unsatisfactory witness“However, he concluded that he had not broken the contract and dismissed the company’s arguments White Lantern Film arguing that the actress had some “excessive creative and financial demands” that ended up sinking the project, but their lawsuit, for which they demanded a figure that could skyrocket to 100 million dollars, was dismissed.
Green, which we currently have in theaters with the wonderful ‘The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan’, He has not hesitated to show his joy publicly through a message on his Instagram account in which he highlights that “I was forced to stand up to a small group of heavily funded men who tried to use me as a scapegoat to cover up their own mistakes. I’m proud that I stood up to your bully tactics. They made false accusations about me in public court documents that the judge has now shown to be totally wrong.“.
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