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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.

We aim to bring you all the latest news and images relating to Rose's acting career, and strive to remain 100% gossip-and-paparazzi-free. - Sara, Neide & Emily
Sara   /   Aug 16,2014   /   0 Comments

(SOURCE) iZombie ended up not screening its full pilot at Warner Brothers TV’s Preview Night because it’s not complete. Some re-casting has been done since showrunner Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) shot the pilot in Vancouver and three days of re-shoots will be scheduled. Instead, fans saw a 15-minute preview of iZombie, showing 25-year-old medical resident Olivia “Liv” Moore (Once Upon a Time’s Rose McIver) turned into zombie and struggle to find a way to feed on BRAAAINS without killing people. She breaks her engagement to Major Lilywhite (Robert Buckley) and takes a job at the Seattle Coroner’s office where she eats the BRAAAINS of murder victims, gains their memories and assists medical examiner Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli) and homicide detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) to solve their deaths.

At the iZombie panel on Thursday, July 24th, showrunners Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright said their comic zombie-procedural will have an overarching storyline about Liv being key to the prevention of a zombie apocalypse, no doubt involving evil zombie Blaine (David Anders).

Producers said Rose McIver was the last actress of about 100 to audition for the role and the one they chose.

iZombie is back filming n Vancouver on August 25th. Wonder if the cast will lurch down Robson Street in our annual ZombieWalk on September 6th.

Sara   /   Aug 12,2014   /   0 Comments

Exclusive: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, and a dozen other Veronica Mars alums will co-star in Play It Again, Dick.

When Play It Again, Dick — a web series revolving around Ryan Hansen’s fan favorite Veronica Mars character, Dick Casablancas — was announced in January 2014, creator Rob Thomas described the project like this: “The web series will have more in common with Party Down tonally, but it will be about Ryan Hansen, or at least a version of Ryan Hansen, deciding to capitalize on the current Veronica Mars heat to get his own series on the air. He’ll try to pull his actor pals into the venture with varying degrees of success.”

In the subsequent seven months, Thomas has been silent on the series. But with filming on the eight-episode series recently completed, BuzzFeed can now reveal the actors who will join Ryan Hansen — who plays Dick Casablancas and a fictionalized version of himself — in the super-meta series.

To read the full article, follow this link. There is at least one other familar name on the list of celebrities set to star in it for us Rose fans…

Sara   /   Aug 08,2014   /   0 Comments

(SOURCE) iZombie ended up not screening its full pilot at Warner Brothers TV’s Preview Night because it’s not complete. Some re-casting has been done since showrunner Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) shot the pilot in Vancouver and three days of re-shoots will be scheduled. Instead, fans saw a 15-minute preview of iZombie, showing 25-year-old medical resident Olivia “Liv” Moore (Once Upon a Time’s Rose McIver) turned into zombie and struggle to find a way to feed on BRAAAINS without killing people. She breaks her engagement to Major Lilywhite (Robert Buckley) and takes a job at the Seattle Coroner’s office where she eats the BRAAAINS of murder victims, gains their memories and assists medical examiner Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti (Rahul Kohli) and homicide detective Clive Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) to solve their deaths.

At the iZombie panel on Thursday, July 24th, showrunners Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright said their comic zombie-procedural will have an overarching storyline about Liv being key to the prevention of a zombie apocalypse, no doubt involving evil zombie Blaine (David Anders).

Producers said Rose McIver was the last actress of about 100 to audition for the role and the one they chose.

iZombie is back filming n Vancouver on August 25th. Wonder if the cast will lurch down Robson Street in our annual ZombieWalk on September 6th.

Sara   /   Aug 01,2014   /   0 Comments

(SOURCE) It’s everything you never knew you wanted: Veronica Mars with zombies. Hypable got the chance to check out the iZombie panel at SDCC this weekend, and Rob Thomas’ anticipated new pilot didn’t disappoint. Here are seven reasons why you should get excited to check out iZombie this fall.

Rob Thomas

Rob Thomas is probably best known as the showrunner and creator of the indie darling turned Kickstarter-hit Veronica Mars. His penchant for turning out intelligent, well-written leading ladies is what got him the iZombie gig in the first place. The studio pitched the iZombie property to Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero with the full intention of getting back to the network’s old-school roots with a show centered around a strong, fascinating woman.

And from the moment the trailer starts rolling, this show feels like a Rob Thomas show. His signature witty, pop-culture influenced dialogue pops off the screen, and several Veronica Mars and Party Down alumni have already made guest appearances. So let’s just say if you’re feeling a little nostalgic for the loveable lying lawyer Cliff, you better turn on the weather channel.

A sassy heroine

No more taser needed; this badass chick has superhero zombie powers.

The best thing about our new leading lady might be the fact that she totally Hulks-out when provoked, but that’s not the only difference this little blonde has from our other favorite petite detective. Liv has a less misanthropic view of the world than Veronica does; she sees and appreciates the beauty of being human. She believes in love. She believes in the goodness of humanity.

And of course, her powers are pretty cool too. When Liv does eat a dead person’s brains, she picks up their talents and personality traits– for better and worse. She’s thrifty: to disguise her zombie condition, she pretends to be psychic. And her zombie powers are pretty epic to behold; they’re adrenaline-triggered, which means she doesn’t have the ability to turn them on and off. So yes, they do occasionally appear at the most inopportune moments.

At her heart though, Liv is just another woman in her twenties whose life of purpose has just been stripped of meaning. And though she’s lost her sense of self, she’s still a fighter. And yes, she can throw out a sassy quip with the best of them.

Quirky friends

Veronica Mars was beloved for it’s quirky set of supporting characters, and from the looks of iZombie, we’re in for a few treats. From a pragmatic detective to a kooky medical examiner who’s all too ready to embrace Liv’s zombie nature, her friends are sure to keep us clambering for next week.

Deliciously evil enemies

David Anders plays a drug-dealing evil zombie named Blaine DeBeers. Needless to say, he’s a little extravagant.

A sexy soulmate

Rob Thomas knows how to make a room swoon. And though Liv’s perfect fiance Major Lilywhite is a far cry from badboy heartthrob Logan Echolls, our hope in the sweet, gorgeous doctor was redeemed when Robert Buckley stole the SDCC panel spotlight with his hilarious and self-deprecating sense of humor.

Fun, ‘Veronica Mars’-style mysteries

iZombie is a TV drama with a sense of humor, and though it’s similar to Veronica Mars in tone, it promises to be more action-packed, like Warner Brothers’ beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The show will be borrowing the comic book’s big ideas regarding zombies, but from the start, it’s already adding its own twists to make it a unique, stand-alone television show. Like in the comics, the zombie heroine eats human brains to survive and therefore receives the deceased person’s memories, but in the show she works in a morgue instead of as a gravedigger. And though in the comic books the heroine is motivated to solve the dead’s leftover problems, to make the television show’s story sustainable in a weekly format, she will be working to solve the mysteries of the deceased’s murders.

Epic season-long arcs

Everyone knows that the best part of Rob Thomas’ Veronica Mars wasn’t the weekly procedurals though, it was the horrifying, captivating season-long mysteries. And though Rob Thomas promised us that iZombie will be a straight zombie procedural in that no other monsters will be introduced (sorry were-terriers!), it is not a straight procedural in the traditional sense. Continuity is important on iZombie, and the zombie plotlines of Liv discovering why she contracted her disease and searching for the zombie cure will drive the story arcs for each season.

Sara   /   Jul 31,2014   /   0 Comments

Rose is doing yet another short film tomorrow, this time directed by her friend Karen Gillian! As most of you know, Karen and Rose did a short film together earlier this year, and become good friends while filming. We will keep you posted on any updates..


Update at night: Rose made a tweet about the short film!


Sara   /   Jul 29,2014   /   0 Comments

On July 20, Rose was a guest at the Young Actors Theatre Camp. You can watch a video of her class below, and we have added photos to our gallery!

The Young Actors’ Theatre Camp (YATC) is a multiple award-winning overnight theatre camp where kids of all ages and experience levels from across the country and around the world have the opportunity to explore a life in the performing arts in a safe and supportive peer environment. Since 2002, YATC has brought industry professionals from Hollywood and Broadway to teach students daily classes in acting, singing, dancing and filmmaking. Consistently voted a Gold Medal Winner and Family Favorite as the Bay Area’s “Best Overnight Camp” by Bay Area Parent magazine, YATC was inducted into the magazine’s “Hall of Fame” in 2011. Celebrity master class teachers this summer include: Jonathan Groff, Thomas Sadoski, Sutton Foster, Skylar Astin, Jim O’Heir & many more. “Discover and develop the Artist Within!”

Gallery Link:
Appearances > Appearances 2014 > Jul 20 | The Young Actors Theatre Camp

Sara   /   Jul 26,2014   /   0 Comments

Once again thanks to my friend Lora, we have more photos for you! Four high quality photos of Rose arriving at the San Diego comic con have been uploaded to the gallery. The first of many, we hope!

Sara   /   Jul 25,2014   /   0 Comments

Rose is busy, busy today! After finishing up her “iZombie” press work, Rose and her co-stars went to the ‘Star Wars: Rebels” Press Line. She looked really pretty -I love her bold choice of outfits this comic con!

I have added some of the amazing images to the gallery, so be sure to check them out…

UPDATE: Thanks to my friend Marica from our family sites Lana Parrilla Daily and Sean Maguire Daily, I have added 12 more HQ’s. Enjoy!

Sara   /   Jul 25,2014   /   0 Comments

Before the “iZombie” panel (which you can read all about in our mega-post over here – it’s still being updated), Rose attented the Batman 75th Anniversary And ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Unveil ‘Cape/Cowl/Create’ Art Exhibit At the SDCC. At the event, Rose was wearing an AQ/AQ top, Sans Souci skirt, and Carlo Pazolini shoes and clutch. She looked amazing! I really love her short hair. We only have 4 images so far, but I’m sure we’ll get more later…

I have also uploaded photos from both the iZombie fan signing and the panel. I’m sure we will have many more soon, but there’s already added some really gorgeous shots of Rose!

Edit by Sara: Thanks to my friend Lora, I have replaced the four images from the Art Exhibit with high quality versions. Enjoy!

Sara   /   Jul 25,2014   /   0 Comments

SDCC 14: An Extended Look at iZombie

i: Zombie is headed to The CW for a midseason premiere, and executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright and cast members Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and David Anders brought an extended look of the series to Comic-Con. There were initially going to air the pilot, but recent casting changes altered their plans. The 10-15 minutes of footage introduced the basics of the series and showed it’s a zombie show unlike any other.

Since Veronica Mars alums are involved, let’s address the elephant in the room. iZombie definitely has similarities to Thomas’ previous series about a sarcastic teenage detective. Rose McIvers plays Liv Moore, a med student who became a zombie during a wild party on a boat. The preview showcased the character’s humor, how she’s dealing with the changes, and how she develops psychic-ish powers. When she eats a corpse’s brains, she channels that person’s memories and even physical abilities. She uses her skills to help catch murderers. She’s so charming that I already want to be her best friend.

The dialogue was snappy, smart, and reminiscent of Mars, but Liv is clearly a different person. She’s surrounded by a pal and co-worker in the morgue who figures out her secret and wants to help cure her (Rahul Kohli), a detective who seems to believe and put stock in her psychic skills early on (Malcolm Goodwin, who channeled Shaft for the role), an ex-fiancé she still loves (Robert Buckley), and of course, there’s a villainous zombie (David Anders). Liv will be solving a mystery of the week, but the series has bigger arcs.

Rob Thomas said “People often put Veronica Mars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the same category, and I would say that iZombie falls closer to Buffy.” He stated there will be more action in iZombie than in Veronica Mars, but that they definitely will be living in a dramatic world with a sense of humor.

The television show is similar to the comic it’s based on, but it’s by no means a straight adaptation. They took the general idea from the iZombie comic and added more. They had Liv work in the police morgue so she has a constant supply of cases to solve and brains to eat. Thomas confirmed that iZombie will be a straight zombie show without incorporating other monsters seen in the comics.

While Liv is dealing with her zombie problems, her humanity is still there. One scene featured Liz weighing a brain and mixing it with noodles and hot sauce for lunch. It’s one of many moments that showed the endearing side of the character. McIver says, “What’s fun about this character is that she’s still trying to be a human.” She added playing the zombie side of Liv is easier than portraying the medical student part.

As far as the powers she gains when she eats the brains, Thomas said both personality and physical traits from the corpse transfer. “If she ate the brain of a concert pianist, she’s going to be able to do that. She also picks up some negative traits. She becomes a kleptomaniac in the pilot. She’s always inheriting some qualities of the deceased.” He stressed that the memories and powers she receives from any given brain never completely takes over Liv’s free will, and that she’ll retain everything from a given brain for as long as she keeps eating it.

Liv doesn’t have it easy. She will have to fight to keep her zombie desires under control. We saw a peek at her going full zombie in the preview, but she’s able to pull back. Thomas said the change is triggered by adrenaline, and she won’t be able to turn it on and off. He made compared the effect to what the Bruce Banner goes through with Hulk. Apparently, the line “Liv Smash” got cut from the pilot episode.

As mentioned, the series does have a mystery of the week vibe, but that’s not all. Thomas emphasized there will be cases to investigate but that they want to deliver on the zombie premise. There will be big zombie plotlines like finding the survivors of the party massacre when Liv turned and Liv figuring out she might be the lynchpin in preventing the zombie apocalypse.

And if blood and guts isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry. Thomas said, “We’re never going to be The Walking Dead in terms of gore. It will not be shotgun blast to the head after shotgun blast to the head.”

The Source.