Eva Green: High heels feel anti-feminist

Laura Harding, PA Deputy Entertainment Editor

Eva Green has said high heels feel “anti-feminist” and compared women in stilettos to “birds on stilts”.

The Casino Royale star, who is the daughter of actress Marlene Jobert, told Town & Country magazine: “My mother would tell you – I should know how to do my hair, to make an effort.

“I ought to wear more colours, to be more of a woman, but I like comfort too much.

“High heels just feel really anti-feminist to me, we’re like birds on stilts.”

Eva Green on the red carpet (Chris Radburn/PA)

Green said she had been impressed by the strength of the female astronauts she met while filming new movie Proxima, in which she plays an astronaut preparing for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.

She said: “They’re like superheroes, these people. They speak five or six languages, they have to be good at everything physically, they sacrifice themselves.

“They’re almost like saints – it’s a religion, wanting to explore the unknown.

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“The male astronauts will automatically show you pictures of their children and partners, but the women usually don’t, because it would distract them from the mission.

“They are so strong, it’s difficult to see the cracks in the armour.”

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