2013 INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES 2013
· First-Look Footage of "Tell-Tale' at Cannes Film Festival (May 12, 2013)
· Rose Lends Voice to Coco in Dr. Lollipop (Posted: May 9, 2013)
· Interview about Apothic Wine (April 24, 2013)
· Rose Debuting as a Solo Artist & Director (April 24, 2013)
· Rose to QUIT ACTING?! (Posted: April 24, 2013)
· Rose Attending the SUPANOVA POP CULTURE EXPO (April 2013)
· Took 27 Hours to Dye Rose's Hair Blonde (December 19, 2012)
FIRST-LOOK FOOTAGE OF "TELL-TALE" AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
May 12, 2013 Source: RoseMcGowanFan
Darclight Films, the edgy genre-driven label of Arclight Films, announces the acquisition and release of first-look footage of John La Tier’s inspired directorial debut The Tell Tale Heart starring Rose McGowan (Grindhouse, TVs Charmed, Jawbreaker, Scream), Peter Bogdanovich (The Sopranos, Humboldt County, Festival In Cannes, TVs “The Simpsons“) and Patrick John Flueger (Footloose, Brothers, TVs “The 4400“). Based on the classic short story of the same name penned by Edgar Allan Poe, America’s first master of horror over 150 years ago, La Tier, who also co-wrote the script, transplants the gloomy Gothic story into vibrant and enchanting modern day New Orleans. Darclight Films will be sharing never-before-seen footage in Cannes.
“We’re thrilled to present The Tell Tale Heart to buyers for the very first time, and Cannes is the perfect place to do so,” said Clay Epstein, VP of Sales and Acquisitions for Arclight Films, who secured the deal. “It’s one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most well known stories, and only a few others have been translated into as many languages worldwide as The Tell Tale Heart. The combination of the incredibly talented team of cast and crew that have come together to give new life to a truly classic and horrifying tale and a built-in global audience give the film outstanding commercial viability.”
The Tell Tale Heart remains true to the original insofar as the story’s protagonist is tormented by the still-beating heart of the old vulture-eyed man he murdered and buried beneath the floorboards of his residence. The film grows the tale and expands the character’s troubled mindscape to include a hauntingly romantic arc illuminated by McGowan. The filmmakers were adamant about maintaining a fervent connection to the classic and world-renowned tale’s literary roots.
“It’s arguably the seed of the entire genre,” said La Tier, who was compelled to resurrect Poe’s story albeit with a twist. Certainly Poe created a unique and starkly terrifying approach to horror fiction. He placed his readers in the minds of his mad characters and so had a way of leaving his readers feeling insane themselves. “The fear of the characters became the fear of the readers. I wanted to remain true to that while broadening the character’s psyche through the introduction of a female element to hint at the possibility of redemption, something entirely missing in Poe’s sublime version,” stated La Tier.
Moving the location of The Tell Tale Heart to New Orleans was a stroke of inspired creativity. “I think the city is definitely a character,” said McGowan. “If there was going to be a city with a heartbeat under its floorboards, New Orleans is it.”
“The director, John La Tier, did a magnificent job of encapsulating the essence of Poe’s classic story with a modern surprise while capturing the soul of one of the most unique cities in the world,” according to Executive Producer, Joey Tufaro.
The Tell Tale Heart was produced by Daniel Zirilli via Popart Film Factory and Leverage Entertainment.
Darclight Films is handling worldwide sales.
ROSE MCGOWAN LENDS VOICE TO COCO IN DR. LOLLIPOP
Posted: May 9, 2013 Sources: RoseMcGowanFan, Photo from RoseMcGowanStory
(Presumely happened in April since Rose is wearing her boot in the photo below)
Rose might be taking a break from acting, but she’s definitely not staying still and doing nothing!
~The quote below is what Aliki T. Grafft shared on Tumblr ~
INTERVIEW WITH ROSE MCGOWAN ABOUT APOTHIC WINE
April 24, 2013 Source: HuffingtonPost
These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
Who knew that Rose McGowan only drank rosé wines? Cheesy as it may sound, the 39-year-old "Once Upon A Time" actress dryly admitted to Huffington Post Celebrity that the pink drink was her sole wine of choice as we caught up with her Wednesday at New York's Gramercy Hotel, where she was promoting a limited edition of Apothic Rose Wine. Sitting cross-legged on a plush couch, McGowan also told us about how she's transitioning from acting to directing, what she does to relax and that time she may or may not have stolen a car.
How did you get involved with Apothic Rose Wine?
Well ironically, I only drink rose wine, for real. I was lucky to become involved with this company, and Apothic Rose is such a cool name, it's very strong. And I love that it's seasonal, so just a special, short-time-only thing. It's like wearing an evening gown and then you have to return it.
How often do you drink wine?
Oh every day, in the morning. [Laughs] Probably three or four times a week. In Los Angeles, you have a great outside area, outside fireplace, so my friends sit around it and actually drink this.
What's been keeping you busy?
I just directed something for Ridley Scott's company, RSA Black Dog; it's his commerical music video division. It's a short film set in 1961. I wanted to explore young women's sexual politics of that era before it turned into the late '60s. That's a tiny moment in time, it's almost as if after Kennedy got shot, all the innocence went away. Also all of those '50s moms telling you what you had to be like, what you had to do. So I wanted to explore that tiny twilight period of the '60s. I also found another feature to direct in the next five or six months. I'm acting of course still, but I look at it more like waitressing. It's going to be my day job.
So you want to make the transition from being in front of the camera to being behind it?
Yeah. And I don't want to be on camera, I don't want to direct myself. I was never trying to be an actor, so I've never had any great desire to be on screen. I know I'm good at what I do, but I could take it or leave it.
How did people react to you after you did "Grindhouse," in which your character has a machine gun as a prosthetic leg?
They come up to you and they're like, "Oh, you grew your leg back!" I deal with that about five times a day.
Have you ever stolen anything?
I stole a wallet at a movie theater once. A woman next to me had left it and it had all her IDs in it, but I didn't give it back to her. It didn't have any money, I think I just needed a wallet at the time. I felt so bad about it that I never stole anything again. I was 14. Oh, I guess I also stole a car, but that's a whole other story.
What's one question you wouldn't ask yourself?
Do you believe in magic?
What do you wear to bed?
Underwear. I'm sorry, but I can't get up and catch a robber in the middle of the night with no panties on.
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
Rice pudding. Kozy Shack brand.
How did you get on death row?
Shooting people who kill animals.
DEBUTING AS A SOLO ARTIST & DIRECTOR?!
Though Rose recently announced possibly quitting acting, she has recently signed with Dolly Parton's agent to release a debut solo album!! Also, Rose will be making her directorial debut with the film, Dawn. More info coming soon!
Posted: April 24, 2013 Sources: RoseMcGowanStory & RoseMcGowanFan
ROSE MCGOWAN TO QUIT ACTING?!
Source: RoseMcGowanFan Posted: April 24, 2013
Source: RoseMcGowanFan Posted: April 24, 2013
How the hell do you even describe Rose McGowan? She’s the girl you want to hang out with, even though you know she’s trouble. She’s mean and moody and almost certainly carrying a concealed weapon of some sort, but when she likes you, she makes you feel like the only other person in the world. “I guess I always thought of my characters as these little tough things who seemed strong, but if you pushed them, they would crack,” she says. This statement, it seems, describes McGowan herself as much as it does her roles.
Her big break came as a troubled teen on an inadvertent killing spree in Gregg Araki’s cult classic, The Doom Generation. Since then, she has suffered death by garage door in Scream, and taught a jock how to go down on a popsicle in Jawbreaker. She was a good witch onCharmed, and an evil queen in Conan The Barbarian. That’s to say nothing of the time she played a stripper with a machine gun leg in the splatter-fest that was Planet Terror.
Ahead of her appearance at the Supanova pop culture convention, we spoke to McGowan about these various iconic roles. We discussed her predilection for playing weirdos and outsiders, and the “trial by fire” that was her first big acting job. Most surprising of all was the revelation that, after two decades in the business, McGowan may be ready to give up acting all together.
Junkee: The characters you play are often dark, and even a little bit evil. What is it that draws you to those sorts of roles?
Rose McGowan: Well, I like things that are funny, actually, and I think I excel at comedy in a lot of ways. When you play evil, you often have the exact same beats as you would play in a comedy. When I’m doing a very over-the-top, evil character, I will often start laughing as soon as the director says ‘cut’, just laughing at myself.
There’s something really joyous about the idea of just being really, really evil.
Sometimes it’s so absurd, it’s hilarious. In Conan The Barbarian, I have these long, claw things, and I’m trying to find a virgin so I can slit her throat or something with these crazy nails. When I hear ‘cut’ in that situation, I just immediately start laughing because it’s ridiculous!
So I was a huge fan of The Doom Generation growing up…
The film is about a group of teens who find themselves on a cross-country killing spree, and it features a lot of gory violence and out-there sexual stuff. When you were making it, did it feel like you were doing something a little bit shocking or dangerous?
Well, the funny thing is that I’d never acted before, so I had no frame of reference for what was normal or abnormal on a movie set, or even what I was supposed to be doing. I based my character on myself when I was 15, which is to say I was very surly and sullen and occasionally snarky. There were so many sexual references in the film, but the truth is that I didn’t understand half of them; I didn’t know what people were talking about! People would always tell me that I’d played a brave role, and I’d say ‘oh, thanks!’ without really understanding why. It wasn’t until about a year ago, when I was doing the DVD commentary with the director Gregg Araki and some of the other actors, that I watched it again, and I was shocked by some of the things I said! All these people had said I was brave, but the truth is, it came out of ignorance and idiocy because I had no idea what was going on.
Gregg Araki is a fascinating figure. What was it like working with him?
It was a trial by fire, because he is very intense on set. I’d never worked with other directors, so I didn’t understand what it was like or that he was different. There was no ad-libbing, so all these crazy dialogue things had to sound completely natural, although I understood that to be my job. He was very demanding, but in the best possible way. He brings an incredible work ethic to everything he does.
Your character in Jawbreaker, Courtney, is one of the popular girls, mainly because everyone’s terrified of her. There’s a great scene in that one where she flips things around on her boyfriend, and makes him go down on a popsicle for her amusement. Was that fun to film?
It totally was, yeah! I didn’t entirely understand what I was doing. I mean, I understood it was subversive. It was fun, though, because the director was very openly gay, and it was fun to be re-enacting his fantasy for him.
That was quite a subversive scene for a high school movie…
I like to inject a bit of subversiveness into everything I do. My character in Conan The Barbarian is obsessed with her father, so I had her develop an Electra complex and try to seduce him the whole time. That’s a little creepy, but you don’t often see that in movies, and I thought it would be hilarious. That’s my sense of humour.
In Planet Terror, you played Cherry Darling, a stripper who ends up with a machine gun leg. Did you have to learn how to move in a whole new way?
Oh, completely, because I wasn’t walking on a flat foot, I was walking on a gun barrel, and at one point, a peg leg. I had a five-pound cast, with LED lights, strapped to me, and my toe was taped up so it was just my heel resting on the ground. I had to always keep in mind that my character was walking on a tiny gun barrel or a table leg. On the other side, I was wearing a four-inch high-heeled boot. It was a challenge; I had to run faster and jump higher than everyone else, and do so while I was wearing this ridiculous, heavy cast and I had no toes.
So is that one of the more bizarre things you’ve had to do as an actress?
I’ve done quite a few bizarre things, but I don’t know how you top having a machine gun for a leg. That can come in handy in so many different ways…
You once said that you fell into acting accidentally. Can you tell us a bit more about that?
I was living in LA off and on, and I lost… I had a boyfriend who died, so I lost the apartment we were living in. I was looking at the possibility of moving back to Seattle, Washington, to live with my father. I did not want to do that, because I don’t like rain, and who wants to live with their father when they’re 18? I was approached to do The Doom Generation, and I kept saying no, but then I realised that if I was to do that it would mean enough money for me to get an apartment, and I wouldn’t have to live with my dad. That’s the only reason I became an actor; I didn’t want to become famous or make my mark!
So did there ever come a point when acting felt like the right choice?
No, in fact, it was pretty much the opposite. I recently had an epiphany that I hated acting and didn’t want to do it anymore.
The power went out in my house about a month ago, and I was just sitting around with no distractions, with no battery left in my phone, and I just thought, wait a second, I never really made a choice to start acting, I just fell into it, and I never once stopped to think if I wanted to do it or if I even liked the acting business. I thought, do I have to keep doing this just because so many other people wish they could be doing it? Do you know what I mean?
Yeah, I do.
Thinking about it that way has freed me up a lot. I filmed Once Upon A Time after that[McGowan had a guest spot in a recent episode of the fairy tale drama - ed], and I was a little worried that I was going to have a hard time and I wouldn’t care, but it was the opposite; it all came back, so that was good. I’m more interested in directing now, to be honest. I just finished my first piece for RSA Black Dog, which is Ridley Scott’s commercial music video company. I directed a 20-minute short with amazing actors. It was a really amazing project to do, and I felt really comfortable doing it, more so than I ever have acting.
Do you have a dream project as a director, a passion project?
My taste is a bit… I don’t want to say ‘twisted’, because that’s such a cliché, but I like things that are tongue-in-cheek, things that don’t go where you expect them to. I’ve found a feature film project that I’d really like to start in the next six to nine months. I’m a huge black-and-white film buff, so I’d love to make something in black-and-white one day, although I don’t want to be in it. There are a lot of actors who direct so they can put themselves in a dream role, and I understand that; they want to create something perfect for themselves. I’m at a point, though, where I don’t really care about acting anymore, so I don’t think I’d want to do that. I’m being really honest right now and I probably shouldn’t be.
Info & Pictures from: McGowan-Rose.com & SupaNova
Rose will be attending
Seen as a free-spirited and independent star, that emancipated herself from her parents at the age of fifteen, Rose McGowan has successfully unified a broader commercial career with critically adept film choices. Of the mainstream roles Rose is best-known for her five seasons on Charmed as ‘Paige Matthews’ but prior to that appeared in films such as The Doom Generation, Scream, Going All the Way, Jawbreaker and Phantoms. Her place as pop-culture icon was cemented though when she was cast in two very diverse roles in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double-feature, Grindhouse, as the go-go dancing ‘Cherry Darling’ in Planet Terror, and as ‘Pam’ in Death Proof. A recurring role in Nip/Tuck followed, as did a turn as ‘Ann-Margaret’ in the Golden Globe-winning mini-series, Elvis, leaving fans waiting expectantly to see what’s next on Rose’s horizon.Rose looks forward to meeting all her fans at both the Gold Coast and Melbourne expos in 2013. There are signing* and photo* sessions throughout each Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm) and Sunday (11am to 5pm) excluding breaks and there’s a general admission Q&A during each weekend.* Autograph ($40 each) and photograph ($50 each) fees apply.
Exclusive: It Took 27 Hours To Dye Rose McGowan’s Hair Blonde
Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:51 pm
Rose McGowan recently went platinum blonde for the first time ever, and to complete her hair makeover, she really needed to commit. “All told, it took about 27 hours,” McGowan told InStyle.com at the Humane Society of the United States’ To The Rescue! New York benefit. “The first day alone was 14 hours,” The dye job was done by celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham—much loved by stars like Natalie Portman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Drew Barrymore—and was inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer’s iconic locks in Scarface. “I’ve just been in a little bit of a rebellious mood, what can I say?” McGowan said of her decision. ”It was a big transition.” Indeed!
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