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Rose is known for her roles in projects such as "Once Upon a Time", "Maddigan's Quest" and "Power Rangers R.P.M", and can currently be seen in the CW television show "iZombie" as the lead character Olivia 'Liv' Moore.

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Sara   /   Jul 30,2017   /   0 Comments

During San Diego Comic-Con last week, Rose did a bunch of interviews for different news outlets and magazines. Sioux City Journal have put together some of the information she shared at the convention into a great little article – which you can now read below.

Source | Some actresses have the luxury of preparation. Rose McIver often settles for watching YouTube videos and rehearsing on camera before committing.

It’s just part of her ever-changing world as a zombie on “iZombie.” In the series, McIver’s character, a zombified medical examiner, has to snack on others’ brains in order to stay alive. In the process, she takes on the brain’s personality. And, yes, McIver says, it can be a challenge. In the course of the last season, which just ended, the New Zealand native assumed the mannerisms of everyone from a conspiracy theorist to a dominatrix. “It happens so quickly, you don’t get much prep time,” she says. “I wish I had that leisure. Usually, I email strangers after I hear what I’m going to be doing.”

To approximate the zombie look, McIver has four wigs in rotation. “I have names for all of them,” she says with a smile. “Shirley was a very good one – moody at the start but we got her in line.”

Because she has such a host of identities, McIver says it’s not uncommon for people to give her strange looks. “A lot of people think I went to high school with them,” she says. “I assume it’s that they’ve come across the show.”

One of a growing number of New Zealand performers working in American television shows, McIver says plenty of her friends got involved in the business when New Zealand was a hotbed for American film production. Tax benefits made it ideal; roles in big features like “Lord of the Rings” made it marketable.

Now 28, McIver got her break in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Lovely Bones.” That led to more film and television work and a place in Hollywood. Mastering an American accent was key, she says. “If you can do that, it’s fair game. You’ve done the training and done the hard work and you have what it takes.” Sustaining a career in New Zealand is almost impossible because the film industry is so small. As a result, McIver became so busy in the United States and Canada she didn’t get back for a year and a half. “I was hung out to dry by my family,” she says with a smile. “Now I get back at least twice a year.” So they wouldn’t forget her, she gave her niece and nephew “iZombie” action figures – a strange by-product of a foreign career.

“The reason I love my job so much is I get to play the variety and do a little of everything,” McIver says. “But I’m genuinely terrified knowing what brains I might not have a clue how to perform.” Sometimes, there are fringe benefits. When she was under the effects of a country music brain, McIver rekindled her love for the guitar. “My brother is a talented guitarist. This got me to pick it up again and it was inspiring – stress relieving. There are all sorts of things I’d never explore if it weren’t for this show.”

Before “iZombie” began, writers gave McIver a list of “brains” they were interesting in picking. “You are allowed to veto one.” She chose the “cat lady” brain because “I’m a dog person. They thought it would be a great prank to play on me where I was interacting with, like, seven cats in a bedroom.”

Other brains have enabled her to draw on friends, family and co-workers. A “father-daughter” combo let her play two extremes at once. The trick, she says, is to make people care about her character, no matter what transformation she’s going through.

Renewed for a fourth season, “iZombie” also has prompted fans to wonder what those television brains taste like.

“The brains are made out of gelatin – like coconut agar gelatin,” McIver says. “They’re disgusting. They’re drowned in corn syrup and whatever kind of makes it look good at the time. They’ve gone above and beyond to try to make them delicious.

“In the first season, there was one that was like a milkshake. I had to chug it and you’ can’t spit that. They’re not great but, come on. I get to play a zombie and get through this great show. It’s like, ‘What a self-indulgent problem.’”

Sara   /   Jul 30,2017   /   0 Comments

Hello Rose fans! Before the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, we created a YouTube profile to easier make playlists for our event pages. The account is now set up, and you can find video playlists for all the conventions Rose has attended! We have also created separate playlists for different video categories, such as short films, photoshoots, talk shows and more. Our YouTube page will not replace our video archive, which is still being updated regularly, but it makes it easier for those of you who love YouTube to find all the best Rose videos!

Make sure to subscribe to our account, so you’ll know whenever we upload or share new videos. We’ll continue to work on the account during the weekend, so keep checking back! And stay tuned for some really big updates later tonight.

Sara   /   Jul 23,2017   /   0 Comments

More – yes more! – photos of Rose have been added to our gallery today, this time from Entertainment Weekly’s annual San Diego Comic-Con party. Rose sparkled at the party in a Derek Lam 10 Crosby Resort 2018 outfit, styled by Annabelle Harron. I love how she went for such a bold look for the evening, as it’s the complete opposite of the cute iZombie and TV Guide Fan Favorite panel ones. She looked amazing, and the high quality photos are a real treat. 19 photos from the party can now be found in our photo gallery, swoop in and check them out yourself…

Sara   /   Jul 23,2017   /   0 Comments

Here comes a post dedicated solely to one of our favorite parts of San Diego Comic-Con – Photoshoots! We’ve been blessed with more shoots than we can count on one hand this weekend, and they’re all so pretty. My personal favorite will have be Rose’s solo portrait, which has become one of my favorite Rose photos of all time. All the group photos are also worthy of a special mention, the iZombie cast have such an amazing chemistry.

I have added a total of 9 new photoshoots to start our collection off, but I think we’ll have access to even more soon. Keep staying tuned, and dive on in and enjoy the new additions…

Sara   /   Jul 23,2017   /   0 Comments

Hello Rose fans! Following her iZombie day at the San Diego Comic-Con on friday, Rose once again appeared at the convention last night. She was a part of the TV Guide Magazine ‘Fan Favorites’ panel, along with The Magicians‘ Arjun Gupta, People of Earth‘s Ana Gasteyer, Gotham‘s Ben McKenzie, Dirk Gently‘s Alan Tudyk, Shadowhunters‘ Katherine McNamara and American Gods‘ Ricky Whittle. The group held at panel at 5:30PM in Room 6BCF (hopefully we’ll have a video soon!), and attended a joint photocall. High quality photos from both events can be found in our gallery! Rose looks beautiful in a floral print dress and dark red lipstick.

Sara   /   Jul 23,2017   /   0 Comments

Hello fellow Roses! The first videos from San Diego Comic-Con are starting to surface, and we’ve put together a YouTube playlist with all the currently released videos. There are a lot of great interviews in there! In addition to the new videos, you can now find screen captures in our photo gallery. We expect a lot more videos to be released tomorrow, but just continue refreshing the page/playlist for all the new clips.

At the end of the weekend, we will start working on a full recap of the convention, with a summary of the iZombie panel and interviews. We’ll also have a lot of photo additions for you tomorrow, so stay tuned for those!

Sara   /   Jul 22,2017   /   0 Comments

The San Diego Comic-Con updates continue! A very kind soul have now uploaded the iZombie panel from this morning to youtube in full, and we have added all the three parts into a playlist which you can view below. I’m going to wait a bit before adding screen captures, to see if one in higher quality will be released, but these are perfect for viewing. It’s a great panel, I could watch these guys for hours!

Sara   /   Jul 22,2017   /   0 Comments

We now have the first big batch of San Diego Comic-Con photos in our gallery! It has been a busy day for Rose and her iZombie co-stars, with a fan signing, panel, appearances at the official Warner Bros. boat, the iZombie press line and more. I have added high quality photos from all the different events, as well as the first two photoshoots (there will be more!) to our photo gallery. I especially love the press line ones, which contain some adorable photos of Rose, Aly, David and Robert being their usual dorky selves! I hope to have even more for you soon.

The cast have also spent hours doing interviews with different news outlets and magazines, and I think we can expect the first videos to surface online very soon. I’ll make a separate post with all the videos we can find – stay tuned for that one later!





Sara   /   Jul 21,2017   /   0 Comments

What a fun day this is turning out to be (just as expected)! Our favorite cast was just live at the official iZombie facebook page, and those of you who missed it can now catch it below. Today I will priority adding all the high quality photos I can find to the gallery, and tomorrow I will add screen captures from all videos (including this one). So keep checking back – new photos are added every single hour!

Sara   /   Jul 21,2017   /   0 Comments

The iZombie panel just concluded, and it was a blast! We’ve put together all the major new particulars, for those of you who didn’t have the chance to watch the panel live. But don’t fear, the panel will most likely be uploaded online very soon – and we’ll of course share it with you once it surface. There was little information on the upcoming season, as expected, but we learned some fun information nonetheless. The cast is such a joy to watch, you can tell they really enjoy working together! And the panel has received great reviews on twitter – even people who have never seen the show applaud their amazing chemistry. 

Thanks to our good friend over at C-odonoghue.com, we also have some stunning shots of Rose from the panel. We will have a lot more photos later, but check out these while you wait! Up next will be interviews, and we’ll hopefully have a lot more to share with you all later tonight.

    • The Panel kicked off with a good season 3 highlight reel (which you can check out in a post below!)
    • Rob Thomas says the discovery of zombies lets the show tell so many different types of stories in Season 4.
    • Rahul says that the idea of playing a zombie is tempting to him, but he is staying quiet on Ravi’s fate for season 4. He loves Ravi’s human side, and likes playing him that way.
    • While iZombie is a comedy show, it still comments on current situations, which Rose think is important.
    • Chase Graves is going to make it illegal to scratch humans and turn them into zombies
    • “It was really nice not to think about a dead dog” said Rose about the final Ravi and Liv scene. The emotions were real, and it was not a “Phoned-in tear”.
    • “I mean he still pines for her [Peyton] but I pine to be Chris Pine.” – David Anders. He also said the Peytyon/Blaine ship has sailed.
    • Rob Thomas said that there was a fear that bringing Clive in on secret would have them lose all Clive’s reactions to Liv’s zombie eccentricities. But he still has the best reactions!
    • Peyton will be busy in the court room with a lot of human vs zombie cases this coming season. Aly hopes she stays human.
    • Liv has a new love interest in Season 4 that Rob Thomas created JUST because of the ship name.
    • Aly says that Peyton will respect Chase Graves and Fillmore-Graves but will also challenge his ethics.
    • Aly is happy with the zombie world message in relation to what’s happening in the real world. “It says such a commentary on what’s happening in America right now.”
    • The whole cast agrees that the D&D episode is the most fun they’ve ever had on the show.
    • Rose says her Dungeon Master voice was actually inspired by someone she knows. She follows her instincts for every brain.
    • Rose hadn’t rehearsed her Dungeon Master voice. Cast heard it for the first time when they filmed the scene.
    • Rose said that because of the busy schedule, she rarely gets to really rehearse the different brain personalities.
    • The musical episode started out as a joke but now it’s become a thing, but only Dianne, David and Rose really want it. The cast got into a heated (but fun) discussion about whether they wanted one or not.
    • Rose said she’d want to sing “Potential Breakup Song” by Aly and AJ in a musical episode.
    • David wants a @HamiltonMusical King George song in hypothetical #izombie musical episode!
    • Malcolm wants Liv and Clive to come together to make a zombie cookbook
    • Aly advices Peyton to seek counselling, both in the men department and in the drinking department.
    • Robert’s advice for Major is to stop dating. Probably a good idea!
    • Rose has no advice for Liv other than give her mom a ring more often.
    • Rahul’s advice for Ravi is “Stop putting random stuff in your mouth!”
    • And a big announcement – Robert Knepper is Promoted to Series Regular in Season 4! As Blaine’s father.
    • Rahul dishes that they blew so many takes when he and Rose did the switched American and British accents scene, because it got so ridiculous.
    • Aly really wants to do more group scenes. We fully support this wish!