Here is what the 35-year-old Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children actress had to share with the mag:
On wearing no clothes so often in films: “It is very paradoxical. I am so shy, and, at the same time, I kind of expose myself literally to thousands of people. I don’t really understand why I do that. I need to go through therapy!”
On her new movie: “Miss Peregrine is like a dark Mary Poppins. She has the ability to manipulate time and uses her powers to protect the children. Miss Peregrine will kill for them. And she does! Which was fun.”
On being introverted as a child: “I was not popular in school. I was a real geek, hugging the walls. I blushed whenever the teacher would ask me a question. I was paralyzed.”
Tim Burton on first meeting the actress: “Eva was not instantly knowable. There was something private and mysterious about her, and that’s not common in this day and age. People think she’s ‘dark,’ but she’s more interesting than that. People assume I’m dark too, but I’m really not. Is it just because I wear dark clothing? Do people want me to be in a white suit, like Mr. Roarke from Fantasy Island?! Eva faces the same dilemma. We share a complicated way of looking at things. We both have an interest in the unusual.”
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