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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   /   Sep 12,2017   /   0 Comments

While we eagerly await season 4 of our favorite show, articles teasing the upcoming season is starting to trickle in. Below you can read an iZombie article ComicBookDC recently posted, where they share parts of their interview with Rose from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!

Comicbook – In an increasingly polarizing world, iZombie star Rose McIver says she is proud of being part of a show that uses a fantastical world of sentient zombies to comment on the current political environment without being condescending or cruel.

Following the end of season 3, zombies have been revealed to the world, with Seattle being the zombie capital of the United States and a call out for brains from around the country to satisfy the needs of its population. While Seattle has a democratically-elected mayor (also a zombie), its primary authority will be Chase Graves, the corporate executive and military contractor played by Jason Dohring.

“The show has hinged on [zombies] being a secret for so long that [going forward], how was that going to transpire? What happens season 4?” McIver said during a recent conversation with ComicBook.com, suggesting that life under Chase Graves, who is the de facto leader of Seattle’s zombies, is not in Liv’s comort zone at all.

“It’s sort of an authoritarian dictatorship, which obviously she doesn’t respond to, but she also knows that zombies and humans co-existing is an incredible stretch,” McIver added. “How do we find a way that makes everybody feel safe, that makes nobody feel marginalized? It’s so on-point politically right now, it’s something I’m really proud to be a part of that in a comedy, zombie, fun show, still kind of is making comment about how we treat other and how we respond to having to coexist and tolerate and understand each other’s opinions.”

“We’re going to pick up next season three months later, and the United States has walled off Seattle like it’s West Berlin,” showrunner Rob Thomas previously told ComicBook.com. “Chase is hanging on by a very thin thread; it’s like every day is the Cuban missile crisis. Brains are coming in, but they aren’t getting as many as they expected, and zombies are hungry. In fact, the opening sequence in season four is going to follow a brain from the moment a man dies somewhere in Texas to the moment it reaches the brain tube and is ingested by a Seattle zombie. In fact, it’s even going to start earlier than that. We’re going to see a commercial on TV; we want to get someone like Laura Linney making a commercial pleading for the people of the United States to sign their brain donor card.”

While there is no firm premiere date yet for season 4, iZombie will return in early 2018 on The CW. The first three seasons are currently available on Netflix.

Sara   /   Sep 12,2017   /   0 Comments

This weekend, Rose was a guest at the Rose City Comic-Con! Thanks to Ashley Davies, we have 64 beautiful HQ photos of Rose during her panel, which you can find in our gallery. There’s not much information about Rose’s visit yet, but we’ll set up a page for the convention as soon as more is available. The convention is held in Portland, and this is what they write on their official website:

Portland’s premier pop-culture event, Rose City Comic Con is produced locally with a focus on creating a fun and friendly event for everyone! While our primary focus is that of comics, comic creators, and the creative process, Rose City Comic Con also provides its attendees with access to gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, fantasy, and everything in between. Our goal is to provide you with a rewarding, fun, and family-friendly event experience.

Sara   /   Sep 12,2017   /   0 Comments

Edmonton Expo dropped their guest list on twitter today, and the first to be announced was our very own Rose! The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo (AKA: Edmonton Expo) is a three-day pop-culture convention held in annually each fall in Edmonton, Alberta at the Expo Centre. Attendees can shop hundreds of vendors, exhibitors and artists, check out panels and workshops, meet their favourite stars and creators, and celebrate what makes them geeky with thousands of other fans in cosplay.

The Expo will be held the weekend of September 22nd – 24th, but there’s no information on which day(s) Rose will be there yet. Stay tuned for more information! We will update you when we know what times Rose will be at the expo.

Sara   /   Sep 12,2017   /   0 Comments

Hello Rose fans – missed us!? With Rose being busy filming season 4 of iZombie, and our offline lives taking a toll, we’ve been on a semi-hiatus in August. But never fear, we’re still around, and updates will resume! Rose hasn’t been up to much while we were away (seeing as she’s busy filming, there probably won’t be a whole lot of new events and media at the moment), but there are a couple of new things going on in her life. Read on for a catch-up on what we’ve missed!

As many of you will know from our tweets, Rose traveled to many different European countries this summer. It turns out that it was both business and pleasure, and not just a vacation! She has teamed up with Emirates Airline for a partnership they’ve titled “Roam The World with Rose”, where she’ll weekly share new places in Europe which she has visited with Emirates. She’ll post a photo at a certain destination, then her followers can guess where she is; the following week she’ll reveal where she was, before posting another place! So far she has posted Paris and Prague – and by the looks of her latest photo and hint, Rome. I’ve put together a page with all the information so far, and I’ll continue to update it every week! You can visit it here. Photos are up in our gallery!

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!