Eva GreenElegant Eva Green sat down with Cinematical during Sundance to discuss her new movie 'Perfect Sense,' an intense love story with a sci-fi bent. Green plays Susan, a successful epidemiologist who's falling in love with a caddish chef named Michael (Ewan McGregor) just as a bizarre disease begins spreading around the world. Known for her star turns in movies like Bernardo Bertolucci's 'The Dreamers,' 'Kingdom of Heaven' and 'Casino Royale,' Green's intensity and intelligence is matched perfectly with McGregor in David Mackenzie's affecting Sundance standout. (Read the review here.)

Cinematical: In researching your career in 'Perfect Sense' as an epidemiologist, did you learn anything that you didn't want to know?
Eva Green: I went to a biologist's office and the lab ... She started talking about all the viruses around and it was so complicated and I was really bad in biology in school, so I didn't understand everything, but what was amazing was the sense of humor that they have. They joke about death and diseases all the time, and it's kind of [a] very dry sense of humor, and that was very interesting.

It would make me paranoid to learn more about viruses and things happening like that.
No, I think [because] they're more aware of what's going on, the less paranoid they may be than [we are]. But it's just their sense of humor that struck me a lot.