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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   /   Apr 02,2019   /   0 Comments / 14 views

Rose’s latest film “Daffodils” is currently screening in New Zealand cinemas, and the reviews so far is praising both the film and Rose’s performance! To celebrate the big release, I have updated our gallery with more than 20 stunning HQ photos from the film – some production stills, some promotional posters and one photo of Rose and George Mason filming a scene outdoors. Rose looks really beautiful in these, the styling and time era look really suits her perfectly. Unfortunately the film is only available in the NZ at the moment, but we will alert you as soon as it’s available for purchase world wide! If you’ve had the chance to watch the film, I would love to hear your opinion on it – either in the comments on this post, on twitter or on email. Enjoy the new photos!

Leaving her dying father’s bedside, singer Maisie (Kimbra) rushes to perform at an indie music gig in town. But as she sings the opening song, it is hard for her to ignore the heartfelt story she has just been told – the story of how her dad met and fell in love with her mother, and how it all devastatingly fell apart. As the night goes on, the love story of her father, Eric (George Mason), and her mother, Rose (Rose McIver), is shown through Maisie’s eyes. From the time they meet in Hamilton in 1966 to their separation in the 1980s, we follow the bittersweet nuances of a couple’s life, expressed with contemporary re-imaginings of the iconic New Zealand hit songs of artists such as Crowded House, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn.


Sara   /   Apr 02,2019   /   0 Comments / 8 views

It looks like we’ll be going back to Aldovia for a third time this year! Netflix recently revealed that they are planning to release yet another film about Amber and Prince Richard next Christmas, and this time there’s a baby on the way. The film is titled “A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby”, and you can read more about it below! I can’t wait to watch Rose as Amber one more time – what do you think of the announcement?

ELLE – Ready for another trip to Aldovia? Netflix announced today that the follow-up to holiday cult favorites A Christmas Prince and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is on its way—and the American journalist–turned–queen Amber Moore (Rose McIver) and Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) are officially expecting. The teaser shows a sonogram (!!!) of the heir to the Aldovian throne wearing a photoshopped crown, along with the movie title: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. Did you expect anything less?

When we last saw Amber and Richard, the royal newlyweds had just tied the knot after solving an Aldovian financial crisis. And, of course, in the original film, Amber got herself into hot water by posing as the tutor to Princess Emily (Honor Kneafsey)—when she was really trying to get the royal scoop.

According to E!, the drama is far from over. Netflix’s description of the third instalment reads: “It’s Christmastime in Aldovia—and a royal baby is on the way! Amber and Richard host royals from a faraway kingdom to renew an ancient truce, but when the priceless 600-year-old-treaty disappears, peace is put in jeopardy and an ancient curse threatens their family!” So not only is there going to be a new member of the family, but world peace is at stake, you guys. How on earth will they fix it? Only one thing is for sure: They’ll figure it out in the end.

There’s no official release date for A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby just yet, but expect it to begin streaming “this holiday season.”

Sara   /   Apr 02,2019   /   0 Comments / 8 views

FASHIONNZ – Daffodils is a new Kiwi film that tells a bittersweet love story with re-imaginings of iconic New Zealand songs. It opens on March 21st here in NZ and and is a highly anticipated release that follows the successful play version of the story. The film tells the the love story of husband and wife, Eric and Rose, through their daughter Maisie’s eyes and follows their relationship from their first meeting in the 1960s through to the 1980s in true kiwi style. Maisie relives the couple’s story through song after leaving her dying father’s bedside in present day to perform at an indie music gig.

It’s a heartfelt story of a bittersweet relationship, family and what it means to grow up and find yourself in Aotearoa. The beautiful interpretations of songs from the likes of Crowded House, Bic Runga and Dave Dobbyn add to the wonderfully nostalgic and truly New Zealand feel of the film.

Costumer designer Sarah Voon had the challenge of bringing the Daffodils costumes to life for each character over an extended period of time, with looks from several different decades and changing ages of the characters to take into consideration. It’s a big job to create looks that are appropriate for the situation, each actor and feel authentic for the era they’re in while working to a budget and delivering it all on time.

We caught up with Sarah to find out how she went about creating each character’s look, what her favourite outfits were and how long it all took to put together for the film?

Congratulations on Daffodils, it’s a beautiful film and the costumes are sublime and do such a wonderful job at helping tell the story and get across the different time periods. The film originally began as a play, had you seen the play version before you began work on the film version?
Thank you, I’m super proud of Daffodils and the intense amount of work put into showcasing each era in a way unique to New Zealand.

I saw the Daffodils play at the Auckland Town Hall a couple of years ago, and loved the energy and simple structure of the stage version (performed by the talented Todd Emerson and Colleen Davis), incorporating some beloved New Zealand songs. An accomplished theatre piece it had the power to connect with and uplift you, before dashing you devastatingly to earth with the story of this NZ couple who couldn’t find the words. Naturally I was intrigued about the screenplay adaption, and excited when contacted about costuming the film version.

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Sara   /   Feb 26,2019   /   0 Comments / 263 views

Hello Rose fans! Our girl is featured in the New Zealand magazine Fashion Quarterly’s March 2019 issue, which can now be found in stores or be purchased online as a digital copy today. The spread includes a stunning new photoshoot picture of Rose, and a great little interview which looks at both her past and current projects. I’ve already bought my own copy, and have typed up a tiny part of her interview for you below – but make sure to head over to their official website here to buy your own copy for the full version! Below you can also find a link to our gallery, where I’ve uploaded a preview.

Rose McIver’s first exposure to the film industry was at 18 months old, playing the role of toddler for a New Zealand short film. By the age of five, she’d starred as a schoolgirl in Jane Compion’s The Piano and played a daughter of a Roman god in the Hercules television movies. “These were tiny, tiny roles – I certainly was not channeling any characters” says Rose at our photoshoot. “I was just standing there trying not to look down the barrel of the lens.” Today, as a fully grown actor of five foot three, she directs her answers to Fashion Quarterly’s rolling camera head-on. Sitting tall with the poise of a true professional, she’s every inch the star. Rose learned the ropes on local productions Power Rangers and Shortland Street, and put herself in a few precarious positions during the filming of TV series Maddigan’s Quest, which required her to enroll in an unofficial circus school to learn tightrope. Now 30, her life has been a balancing act; her first cinematic venture overseas was at 19 for Peter jackson’s The Lovely Bones and shortly afterwards she dropped out of an Arts degree at Auckland University when she felt the City of Angels calling.

Sara   /   Nov 18,2018   /   0 Comments / 2,497 views

With all the excitement around ‘A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding’, I completely forgot to update the site with the latest on one of Rose’s other upcoming films – Daffodils! Daffodils is New Zealand’s first ever movie-musical, and is a love-story told with beautiful re-imaginings of the most iconic New Zealand pop songs from artists like Crowded House and Bic Runga. I absolutely love this trailer (we get to hear Rose sing!), and it’s possibly the film of hers so far in her career that I look the most forward to – but sadly we’re up for a bit of waiting, as it won’t hit cinemas until March 2019. Make sure to check out the preview below, and afterwards head over to our gallery for some beautiful production stills in HQ…

The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody. This has been a stellar year for the movie musical, with the above quartet all looking set to be amongst the biggest earners of 2018 at the New Zealand box office. However, for Kiwi fans of the genre, there’s even more exciting news. In 2019, we’ll finally be getting our own homegrown big-screen musical. Based on the popular stage show of the same name, Daffodils is set to debut in New Zealand cinemas on March 21. Written by Rochelle Bright (the author of the original play, which was first staged in 2014), who was inspired by her own parents’ love story, it will feature some of Kiwi music’s most beloved songs, from artists like Crowded House, The Muttonbirds and Bic Runga. The cast includes iZombie’s Rose McIver, Home and Away’s George Mason and Kiwi popstar Kimbra.

Speaking after the release of the movie’s first trailer on Wednesday afternoon, Daffodils’ producer Richard Fletcher admits it was funny how “all the stars have aligned” for the movie, with viewer interest in cinematic musicals currently skyhigh. “It’s extraordinary, because when we started developing the stage show as a film [in 2016], we had no idea this would happen. La La Land hadn’t even come out.” Filming took place at Wellington’s Avalon Studios, in the Wairarapa and parts of the Waikato over eight weeks last summer, with Fletcher describing it as broadening, but in no way changing the essence of the much-loved play. “Obviously the stage show was essentially a two-hander, with the only other character the narrator – the one that Kimbra plays in the movie. We’ve added in a lot more characters, friends, the leads’ parents – to create a wider pool and wider storylines, but it’s still very true to the play.” (Read full story)

Sara   /   Nov 17,2018   /   0 Comments / 698 views

Last night, a special screening of ‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding’ was held at the NETFLIX Icon Building in Los Angeles, California. Rose was in attendance alongside Director John Schultz, Netflix Director of Content Acquisitions Christina Rogers and Producer Brad Krevoy, and she looked stunning! She has died her hair back to blonde, and showed off her beautiful new do at the red carpet. Our gallery has high quality photos for you – enjoy!

Sara   /   Nov 15,2018   /   0 Comments / 561 views

Hello Rose fans! We finally have the official trailer for the sequel to “A Christmas Prince”, “A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding” – and it delivers all we’ve come to expect following the beautiful original! Rose is back as Amber, who is now trying to come to terms with her new responsibilities, while planning her dream wedding at the same time. In addition to the new trailer, which you can watch below, I have updated our gallery with trailer screen captures and some stunning production stills (in very HQ). Thanks to my good friend Ashley for helping us with these!

FYI: Netflix tends to go a bit overboard with their trailers, so you should avoid watching it if you want to stay completely unspoiled about the plot. But whether you watch it now or not, definitely make sure to stream the film on Netflix on November 30th!


The wedding of the year is finally here! But will Amber and Richard make it past royal formalities and down the aisle? Find out when Rose McIver and Ben Lamb star in A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.


Sara   /   Oct 21,2018   /   0 Comments / 545 views

We’re being blessed with plenty new Rose content today! Allen Foster for Entertaining Options interviewed Rose about ‘Brampton’s Own’ recently, and you can now read the full article with her quotes below. And I’ll stress it one more time: if you haven’t purchased your own copy of the film yet, make sure to do so – Rose killed it! It’s now available on Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, DIRECTV, Dish Network, and other popular on-demand services.

Entertaining Options | Rose McIver is from a small beach town located just west of Auckland, New Zealand. She moved to the other side of the world to pursue her acting career. Between Season 3 and Season 4 of The CW’s iZombie, writer/director Michael Doneger (The Escort, This Thing With Sarah) asked Rose if she’d like to appear in a film called Brampton’s Own. The story follows a ballplayer who returns home after spending 12 years pursuing his dream of making it to the big leagues.

Brampton’s Own opened in select theaters on October 19. It is also available at Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, DIRECTV, Dish Network, and other popular on-demand services.

“The idea of ambition and balancing family and love and the people who matter to you is a really relevant topic for me,” Rose told Entertaining Options, “so the material connected quite well. The story is universal, it doesn’t matter where you are from, when you have chosen a career as your priority for a stretch of time, there are costs to pay.”

Dustin Kimmel, played by Alex Russell (Chronicle, Only The Brave), is the local sports hero, one of Brampton’s own. When he returns home after over a decade of minor league baseball, he feels out of place – everyone else has moved on, but for him, time has stood still. His ex-girlfriend, Rachel Kinley, played by Rose, is engaged to Eddie (Hart of Dixie, Speed Racer), the town’s most eligible bachelor.

“For some artists, your work is your baby. When you make it to the end of your life and you look back, it’s your work that will be your legacy not your children,” Rose noted. “I don’t want that to be myself at all, but playing ball is what gives Dustin great happiness.”

Besides looking at the sacrifices people make to chase a dream, the film explores the power of family, the importance of home, and making the choice to hold on or let go.

At a pivotal part in the story, Rachel is confronted with information that makes her question her life and her engagement to Eddie. She behaves in a way that, on the surface, seems selfish. But Rose defended her character’s actions.

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Sara   /   Oct 21,2018   /   0 Comments / 437 views

Since Rose is currently on the set of iZombie, where they are busy filming the fifth season of the show, she hasn’t been able to do a lot of press for the newly released “Brampton’s Own” (check out our previous post for screen captures and information!). However, Fred Topel from Monsters & Critics got to do an exclusive Q&A with her over the phone, and they have now shared the full interview! She talks about the film, iZombie, her time on Xena and Legends of The Seeker, how much she appreciate her fans on social media and much more. Check it out below!

Rose McIver first graced American television sets in episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. More recently she’s been on Master of Sex, Once Upon a Time and the lead of iZombie.

McIver got on the phone from the set of iZombie’s final season in Vancouver to talk about her new movie, Brampton’s Own, in theaters this weekend. Alex Russell stars as Dustin, a minor league baseball player who left his home town of Brampton behind.

When Dustin comes back to Brampton, his ex-girlfriend Rachel (McIver) is engaged to someone else. The two reconnect and make each other question what they really want out of life.

Brampton’s Own is in theaters and VOD services now. Since I’ve seen the film, McIver and I did discuss some spoilers about the movie, so if you’re already a Rose McIver fan you may want to just watch the film before you read this.

Monsters and Critics: Is that you singing in Brampton’s Own?

Rose McIver: No, unfortunately it’s not. It was hoping to be but I was on something else at that time, so I couldn’t get to the ADR session. I was very frustrated about that. I would love to sing but she did such a great job, the girl who did it.

M&C: Do you ever long for the smalltown life vs. Hollywood?

RM: Very much so. I’m from a small town. I’m from a little beach town outside of Aukland in New Zealand. So there’s a lot of me that connects to this film and the distance from family and from your old high school friends and what you knew. I moved to the other side of the world, but at the same time, I’m also aware of how much of that is actually nostalgia rather than the reality of what it would be like if you moved home. For me, these things were all things that I think about a lot. I think it is a very massive challenge to navigate as you move to a big city and try to pursue your dreams, is how to not overlook the people that you love and the things that will be there ultimately in the end.

M&C: That’s a good point that there’s a large nostalgia component. How important is it to move on and move forward, and balance that with looking back?

RM: I have a friend who says people and things are in your life for a reason to cease in their own lifetime. I think sometimes we feel when something has ended, part of the grief is thinking they never existed to begin with. You kind of let it go like it died. It’s actually allowed to have still had the impact that it had at that time. I think their relationship, even though over the course of this film it doesn’t work out, I think it doesn’t detract from the fact that they had something very special at a particular moment. That can still live on.

M&C: Was it refreshing that Rachel was right, she had a sense that Dustin would always choose baseball and she had to be responsible for her own desires?

RM: Yeah. I think that she wanted so badly obviously for it to work out, but you can’t control anybody else’s decisions. She had made an immediate kind of reactionary response and got engaged to the wrong person. So I’m glad that I think she does have a huge amount of growth in the film where she learns that that’s a band aid solution. That wasn’t working either. I hope for her that ultimately at the end of the story, she goes forward knowing that she’s not going to be able to change anybody else and she just has to stay open to the things that land in her life that are right for her. She can see that this wasn’t that thing at this present time. I’m impressed that she’s able to let that go. I know a lot of people who don’t and suffer a lot of pain because of it.

M&C: Do you get offered a lot of romantic comedies where it is about a woman who’s just looking for a man?

RM: Yeah, most of the time. So to me the fact that she actively decides to let this go was very important because I think it’s very easy to find material where the male character’s narrative is just projected onto the women around him. I think this was one where she has her own growth. She has her own vulnerability and story that changes. That was really important.

M&C: Or even where it’s a female protagonist but it’s all about finding a boyfriend or a husband. Those can be fun but it’s nice that there’s a movie like Brampton’s Own too.

RM: Yeah, exactly. I think that we’ve seen enough of the same story told the same way that it’s fun when it’s subverted or reimagined. In this particular instance, just being able to be another character in the story who isn’t just a prop for his own emotional journey is really fantastic.

M&C: How hard has it been to find movies that fit in your hiatus?

RM: Well, it’s not going to be anymore. I finish iZombie in February. Then I’m open to whatever happens next. It has been a bit of a game of trying to work out dates. Also, I like to spend time back in New Zealand when I’m not shooting so this one just came. It was very serendipitous. It was at the right time with the right people. Michael Doneger had so much heart and had a massive team of people who were going to really work because they loved the story, because they loved the simplicity and the lack of big shock factor/blockbuster vibes. That wasn’t what he was going for. It’s a small intimate story that you could watch and connect to. It came up just at the right time. He was such a lovely human so it just worked out great.

M&C: How did the film come your way?

RM: Michael approached me. I guess he knew some of my work and knew Alex Russell, and just pulled us together. It was very fast. We were able to meet up and get to know each other a little bit, but as is the nature of these films, it’s kind of go, go, go and the discoveries happen on camera. We met up and got to know each other. We went for a couple of coffees and to hang out a bit. Then we were shooting. It was great.

M&C: Is there a specific Brampton accent you were doing?

RM: No, no. I think what’s great about the film is it’s not localized. I felt like anybody can watch the film and feel like it’s a small town that they’ve come from. We tried to steer away from that.

M&C: Is it nice to play roles where you have natural hair and makeup?

RM: [Laughs] It is. It’s a shorter time in the chair. It was fun. I really liked it. I managed to steal a pair of jeans afterwards. They were really close to how I like to dress anyway. It was not too much of a distance to leap into a character.

M&C: What kind of jeans were they that you wanted to take them home?

RM: I don’t even know the brand. They had to cut the brand off because you’re not allowed to market anything.

M&C: What sort of fun did you and the cast and crew get up to off camera?

RM: We were filming in an ice cream store so that was just dangerous. There was lots of ice cream. There was a beautiful outdoor area with lights everywhere. You’re doing night shoots somewhere and there’s gorgeous lights, it almost feels like you’re at a bizarre party. It was just like a very mellow, nice social hangout, very, very social. Jean Smart was such a trooper. We got to hang out and have a glass of wine afterwards, it was lovely.

M&C: What town were you filming in?

RM: We were in Los Angeles. It couldn’t have been more convenient. It was down the street from home.

M&C: That’s so unusual to film movies in L.A.

RM: Yeah, yeah, crazy but it worked out. They did a great job of finding good locations in Los Angeles that were available. It was wonderful.

M&C: What sort of things are you looking for after iZombie?

RM: I’m not sure. I just did a musical back in New Zealand that will be coming out in February so I’m thinking about the music side of things again a little bit too. I’m just open.

M&C: Has it been bittersweet filming the final season of iZombie?

RM: Yeah, it has been. It’s great that we know it’s ending so we can tie up loose ends, but I love this cast and crew so much. I will miss them very, very much. Yeah, we’re halfway through today actually, halfway through the season.

M&C: Can it ultimately have a happy ending for Liv?

RM: Yes, for sure. I think you make your own happy endings. I think she’s got some great people in her life. I don’t know exactly how it’s being worked out but I can see where they’re heading. I’m a big champion of it. I think it will be a beautiful outcome.

M&C: Does the iZombie fan base come and support you for other projects like Brampton’s Own?

RM: Yeah, I’ve been so lucky. There’s a couple of really amazing social media accounts, these fan accounts that have just been incredibly supportive of my career. They’ve gone back through the archives and found films that I did back in the day. They always alert people to what’s coming out. They’ve just been amazing and they’ve supportive Brampton’s. That means a lot. It’s an independent film and you really appreciate people talking about it. It’s a word of mouth kind of story. It feels to me like the kind of film you watch at home on a date night while the kids are asleep. It’s not a film you have to see in the theater. You can really make a night of it and get the value of the film in your living room. It’s the kind of thing where when these fan accounts talk about the show, I know that really helps. It helps get the message out and helps people see it, so I’m very appreciative.

M&C: Do you ever go back and watch your old Xena episodes?

RM: I haven’t. Sometimes I’ve seen clips of them. New Zealand was like the sword and sandals capital. We had all of those shows shooting there. Any New Zealand actor that ends up having a career internationally, you’ll be able to dig through and find them on Spartacus or Legend of the Seeker which is one I did.

(Read the rest of the interview at the source here)

Sara   /   Oct 21,2018   /   0 Comments / 535 views

Hello Roses! Our girl’s latest film ‘Brampton’s Own’ was released in selected cinemas and on digital demand on Friday, and I finally got the chance to purchase my very own copy of the film. I have just finished uploading over 1000 blu-ray screen captures for you, of Rose as Rachel! For those who’ve missed it, the film is about a struggling minor league baseball player who retires and woefully returns to his small hometown, carefully dodging old wounds until confronted with the one that hurts the most – the girl that got away. The film is a must watch for all Rose fans, as she stole every scene she was in!

The film is currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube and several other streaming services – for a full list of available platforms for digital purchase, as well as all the cinemas currently showing the film, check out this poster in our gallery. I hope all of you will help support Rose and the rest of the cast and crew by purchasing your own copy of the film, and make sure to tell all your friends and family members about it as well! She was as incredible as always, and it’s great to see her in a film again. It’s a cute one, perfect for a cozy Sunday evening – make sure to check it out!