With our favorite show returning on our screens TOMORROW, the iZombie cast have today been busy promoting the show all over. To Rahul’s dismay (according to his official Snapchat), they began the trip as early as 5:30 this morning, and they’ve been doing various press related stuff all day. We’ll probably have a lot more for you all later on, but so far two videos have already been posted online. You can watch both below! We also posted an article earlier today. Stay tuned for much more, as we’ll of course update you on everything as always!
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Fans of the CW series “iZombie” would have a hard time recognizing series star Rose McIver away from work. Her complexion is quiet rosy, a sharp contrast to the pale pallor she has as a functioning zombie in the TV series based on the comic book of the same name. Gone is the platinum hair, replaced by a much darker color. And then there’s that New Zealand accent.
The real world transformation pales in comparison to her work on the series that’s a hybrid of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Veronica Mars” and “The Walking Dead.” McIver plays a zombie who can hold on to her humanity by eating brains. A job in the morgue gives her access to a smorgasbord of cerebellums.
There’s a hitch. In each episode, McIver’s character of Liv takes on the personality of the person’s brains she’s eaten. That’s taken her from stripper to vigilante to basketball coach. These varied personalities come into play as she helps solve the mystery behind the death of the person who supplied her with the brains on the menu.
Getting to play a character with so many different personalities is why McIver loves her job so much.
“I get to play the variety and do a little of everything. But I’m genuinely terrified knowing what brains I might not have a clue how to perform,” McIver says.
The writers tried to calm her fears. Before the season started, they showed her a list of 35 brains she could potentially eat. The list ranged from the sublime to the absurd.
McIver was allowed to veto one brain idea on the list. Her vote was not to eat the brains of a cat lady simply because the actor considers herself a dog person.
Even ideas that scared McIver ended up being fun to play.
“A dominatrix brain was pretty fun. Conspiracy theorist. ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ was easily one that I didn’t expect to have as much fun with and I loved,” McIver says.
McIver does bring plenty of different acting experience that helps her play so many varied personalities. Her resume ranges from playing the Yellow Ranger on “Power Rangers R.P.M.” to a role on “Masters of Sex.” Fans of “Once Upon a Time” will know her as Tinker Bell.
When it comes to “iZombie,” not only does McIver have to come up with the right way to play the personality of the week, she has to go through the on-screen process of eating the brains that trigger the transformations. The writers have had fun with having Liv cook up the brains in a variety of ways to make them look more appetizing.
What McIver is having to eat is a coconut-flavored gelatin covered in corn syrup. The crew has tried to make the brains as appetizing as possible but McIver still finds them disgusting.
The good part is that she normally spits out the concoction after the cameras capture her taking a bite. At least once, that wasn’t possible.
“The one almost unmanageable one for me was where it was like a milkshake. She had to chug a milkshake and you can’t spit that. So I did that over and over again, and I was pretty done after that,” McIver says. “They are 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.”
The new personality challengers for McIver begins anew as season three begins Tuesday, April 4, on the CW Network.
Last Sunday, our favorite fairy Tinkerbell returned to Once Upon a Time! This is something we have been eagerly awaiting for months now, after it was announced Rose would return for an episode. Unfortunately, we have to say we’re disappointed – all she got was a short scene, which was far from satisfying after waiting almost 3 years. Tinkerbell is one of the more interesting characters in our opinion, and Rose portrays her so well… We definitely wanted more! But it was still very nice to see her back in this role, as it was the one which really made her popular internationally.
HD Screen captures from her scene can now be found in our gallery, and we added the clip to our video archive as well. Some graphics will be added later! We hope you’ll enjoy it.
Rose kicked off her iZombie promotion day by visiting the Build Series Live, dishing about the upcoming iZombie season. Hopefully many of you caught her interview (which we shared on twitter – make sure to follow us if you aren’t already following!); but for those who missed it, we have added all available parts of her appearance to our video archive. To make it easier for you to find them all at the same place, we have added all the clips to THIS PAGE. We have also added a bunch of photos to our gallery, including some gorgeous shots from her portrait session – enjoy –
This afternoon, Rose was a guest on Yahoo TV Live to promote iZombie. We’ve added her interview to our video archive, and screen captures have been uploaded to our gallery! Make sure to check out her interview below.
It’s really starting to hit us that we’ll have our favorite show back on our TV screens next week, and we’re so excited to finally have new iZombie stuff to share with you! High quality episode stills and episode synopsis have been released for the second and third episode of the new season now, which you can find below.
3×02 “Zombie Knows Best”: When Liv, Clive and Ravi arrive at the scene to investigate a fatal car accident, they begin to suspect foul play was involved. Both starving, Liv and Major consume the brains of the accident victims, a well-meaning father and his angsty teenage daughter. Meanwhile, when Clive is brought in for questioning about a family that was murdered, he’s forced to reveal his past history with them. Lastly, Peyton extends an olive branch to Ravi, and Major hits a road block in his search for Natalie.
3×03 “Eat, Pray, Liv”: In episode three, to assist Clive on a new case, Liv will take on the personality of a recently murdered lifestyle guru, which turns her into the master of zen and helps her center her chi. Meanwhile, Ravi will have plenty to deal with on the homefront as Peyton & Blaine’s friendship continues to develop and his old boss Katty Kupps gets closer to discovering the truth about Team Z.
As we posted earlier, Rose is on a big iZombie promotion trip today. We keep getting words of places she’ll visit, so we’ll update this post with everything we find out! Posts for each event will be added, with photos and videos that become available. Keep checking this post, as it’ll be updated throughout the day…
1:30 pm ET / 10:30 am PT: Rose will be on YahooTV Facebook Live. Live chat online!
12:00 pm ET: Rose will be on AOL Build Series. Livestream
Source | Liv (Rose McIver) will lead Team Z with more confidence in Season 3 of “iZombie.”
During an interview at the set of the CW series in Vancouver, McIver told Screener that Liv will be able to head the team much better this season because everyone now knows her secret.
“I think Liv has been able to take on a leadership role with this group of people, primarily because now they all show [support],” McIver said. “I think you’re able to lead with much more confidence when you know that the people who you’re working with are all well-informed, they’re all on your team.”
As fans know, Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) was the last main character to discover that Liv is a zombie, and now that the secret is out, viewers could expect a different dynamic between the two when the new season kicks off next week.
“They’re on the same page. This is the first time in three seasons … that they’ve been on the same page, so it definitely brings them closer together,” Goodwin said. “It’s been fun and interesting to play.”
But Goodwin pointed out that Clive will need some time to completely wrap his head around the idea that there are actually zombies living among humans. “He’s shocked,” Goodwin said of Clive’s reaction to the big reveal in a featurette for Season 3 of the series. “Zombies don’t exist in the world, and now they do. So he’s still trying to process all of this.”
Meanwhile, according to the overview for the whole season, Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a zombie family that may just set off an all-out war between zombies and humans.
“iZombie” Season 3, episode 1, titled “Heaven Just Got a Little Smoother,” airs on Tuesday, April 4 at 9 p.m. EST on The CW.
Hello Rose fans! With the premiere of iZombie‘s new season only 5 days away (finally!!), the cast kicked off a promotion trip yesterday morning. Rose visited the SiriusXM Studios, appeared at PIX11 News and then went to the opening night of “The Hairy Ape” in the evening. We have some really pretty photos from yesterday in our gallery now, and I expect us to get more today. Stay tuned!
Hello Rose fans! Exciting news! As everyone who follow Rose (or us) on twitter knows, she’s been in Romania for quite some time this year. We’ve known she’s been working on a career related project, co-starring Sarah Douglas and Alice Krige. Thanks to Sarah’s official facebook, we now know that they have completed the project. We will update you as soon as more information is available!
“I am on my way back from Romania today after a great time filming in Bucharest for Netflix with the lovely Alice Krige & Rose McIver! Can’t say anything about the production at present but watch this space!”