Actor Eva Green, who finds the film industry "cold", says she always chose parts which made her feel good over those which presented her as a "boring beautiful girl".
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The 33-year-old, who featured in the 2006 Bond film Casino Royale, feels 2014 has been great for her courtesy her roles in two big movies - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and 300: Rise of an Empire, as well as TV show Penny Dreadful.
"To tell you the truth. I was not offered something interesting (after Casino Royale) by Hollywood. Every role was the boring beautiful girl. Instead of doing that, I made movies that not a lot of people saw but were good for my heart. I've always found the movie business rather cold, so finding parts to play and having people enjoy them has made this year a miracle for me," she told Rolling Stone magazine.
She admits she is having a great time with the "strong, sexual" roles she has been offered, and she wishes she was more like them in real life.
"It's been fun playing these strong, sexual women. Especially in Sin City my character is a real bitch. She uses her body as a weapon. It's very jubilating to do that," she added.