Eva Green said after winning the lawsuit, “The film spoke of a cause that is dear to me, climate change, and warned of a war for resources if we don’t solve the problem.”
French actress Eva Green won a million-dollar lawsuit with a producer in the British High Court, where her right to collect her salary for a science fiction film that was never finished was upheld.
The 42-year-old performer behind films such as “Casino Royale” and “Kingdom of Heaven” demanded that production company White Lantern Film collect the million dollars stipulated in his contract, which the company refused to do, alleging that Green Lantern had “underestimated” production and forfeited his salary.
However, High Court Judge Michael Green, in his opinion published today, held that the French woman had a right to collect what was awarded, and rejected the argument of White Lantern Film and its lender, SMC Specialty Finance.
The magistrate said, “I hold that Green did not absolve himself of his obligations under the artistic agreement, nor did he commit any breach.”
In private messages released throughout the process, the actress described the film crew as “shit rednecks”, the production as a “shitty b movie”, and executive producer Jake Seal as “pure vomit”. ,
The producer’s lawyers said that the interpreter had shown “a clear and categorical refusal” to act in the production.
Despite this, the judge held that Green had not violated the terms of the contract for participating in the film “A Patriot”, which was shelved in October 2019.
“She may have said some very nasty things about Seal and his team, but it was borne out of a sense of genuine concern that any film made under Seal’s control would be of very low quality and with a script that won’t do justice to what she was passionate about.” Added.
In a statement after learning of the verdict, the actress said that “justice has prevailed”, “vehemently defending the beautiful film I loved and signed up for.”
“The film spoke of a cause that is dear to me, climate change, and warned of the wars for resources that would follow if we didn’t address the problem. I stood my ground and this time justice prevailed.” Is.”