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Eva Green on her nudity in Sin City 2: 'Boobs have never killed anyone'

Sin City, A Dame to Kill For opens on Friday. The 3-D follow-up to 2005's Sin City adds a few new characters, and one of them is Ava Lord, a duplicitous femme fatale played by Eva Green. Perhaps the most famous thing about the movie so far is the semi-nude movie poster, featuring Green, that was banned in the U.S. That's where Jimmy Kimmel picked up the thread a few weeks ago — "it's not banned here on our show," he said — asking the French actress if Americans are prudes, and noting that the gun in the poster didn't raise any eyebrows.

"Boobs have never killed anyone, you know," she says, before perhaps remembering that she once worked with James Bond. "I mean, you can suffocate somebody...."

The nudity in the film "is not vulgar, it's not indecent," and it's not gratuitous, she tells Kimmel, but when Kimmel asks if her family, being French and all, is uncomfortable with her being naked so much of the movie, Green's eyes grow big: "Oh my God, yeah." Her mother is an actress, she adds, "so she kind of understands, but my father, my sister, they are so shocked."

"I can empathize with your father," Kimmel says. "But he must be excited about the whole thing overall?" Apparently not. Critics aren't overly enthusiastic, either, giving it middling scores for plot but high marks for its innovative, darkly graphic aesthetic. Green's nudity isn't ignored. "The real stars of the movie are Eva Green's breasts," says Chicago Tribune critic Michael Phillips, "portraying the breasts of the most vile, untrustworthy dame... in this dirty town." So there's that. --Peter Weber

 
 
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