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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 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 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!

Sara   /   Jul 21,2017   /   0 Comments

The iZombie panel is happening this very minute! Make sure to head over to our twitter page for live updates. They opened the panel by showing a season 3 highlight reel, which you can now catch below. Many more updates are coming…

Sara   /   Jul 16,2017   /   0 Comments

Continuing the tradition from last year, we’re warming up for next weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con! Our favorite event is just a couple of days away, and hopefully we will get a big amount of new photos, videos and interviews. This will be Rose’s 4th recurring year at the convention, and it’s a big one – their official mission statement reads as follows:

Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

Rose will be there to promote iZombie, but with the season once again not premiering before mid-season there will probably be limited new videos. But hopefully we’ll get a lot of information, so we can start getting hyped up for season 4! To warm up, we’ll take a look at the previous three years – the best interviews, the best outfits, the best photos – and you can vote for your favorites!

Check out posts from the previous conventions: SDCC 2014 | SDCC 2015 | SDCC 2016.

     

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Sara   /   Jul 14,2017   /   0 Comments

Next weekend (20. jul. 2017 – 23. jul. 2017), it’s time for the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con! Rose and her iZombie co-stars will be in attendance for the 4th recurring year, and we have a lot to look forward to. Just like last year, we will be doing a big warm up post before the main event kicks off, so stay tuned for that. It’s been announced that the iZombie Q&A will be held on Friday July 21, at 11:15 a.m. In addition to this, we can expect many new interviews, photos and videos. We’ll of course keep you updated on everything, so prepare for a fun weekend here at Rose McIver Online!

FRIDAY, JULY 21:
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Everyone’s favorite Zom-Com-Rom-Dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the iZOMBIE season finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season four. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka, as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, iZOMBIE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD this fall. Ballroom 20

Sara   /   Jul 14,2017   /   0 Comments

Source | Seattle is going to experience a shortage of brains in Season 4 of “iZombie.”

In an interview with TVLine, executive producer Rob Thomas revealed that the next installment of the CW series will start with a “story about corruption.” While Thomas didn’t offer additional details about the “corruption story,” he did reveal that “there are barely enough brains coming in to feed Seattle zombies” so they are “going hungry.”

It seems, however, that wealthy zombies won’t run out of brains because as Thomas pointed out, “there’s a black market for brains.” The executive producer previously revealed during a separate interview with TVLine last month that Blaine (David Anders) is going to run the black market. In fact, Blaine is going to open a new restaurant called Romeros.

“I will say that Blaine is like a pig in slop this [upcoming] season,” Thomas told TV Guide. “New Seattle is the perfect city for him. When there’s a thriving black market, odds are, Blaine is doing well. And the black market is alive and well in Seattle. Whole brains are worth their weight in gold, and Blaine has a pipeline to them and a handshake deal with Chase Graves (Jason Dohring) to leave him alone. He’s raking it in.”

Obviously, not every zombie can afford the brains from the black market, so it’s very likely that famished zombies would be left with no choice but to harvest brains from the living.

In the Season 3 finale, Chase assured the human populace of Seattle that Fillmore-Grave has no plans to get brains from the living. He, however, implied that if zombies get hungry, they may be forced to kill humans just to satisfy their cravings for brains.

“Rest assured there are no plans to harvest brains from the living. Rather, our brains will come to us from across America,” Chase said in his public message at the end of the episode. “The brains, supplied to us by willing donors upon their deaths, will be processed and distributed to Seattle’s zombie population. But here’s the promise we’re making to the rest of the country. Provide us the brains that we need to survive, and Seattle is where we’ll stay. In the United States, 7,000 people die every day. If just one person in 10 donates his brain, we will have enough that we won’t need to look elsewhere. Should zombies go hungry, however, It’s anybody’s guess where they might turn. Remember, a well-fed zombie is a happy zombie.”

“iZombie” Season 4 will premiere midseason on The CW.

Sara   /   Jul 14,2017   /   0 Comments

We’re all still reeling from the season finale of iZombie, and unfortunately season 4 is still months away. But Rob Thomas has teased the upcoming season, and we’ll be sharing a couple of articles with you guys tonight! They contain minor spoilers, so if you prefer being completely unspoiled once the show return, stop reading now.

Source | “iZombie” won’t return to The CW until next year, but executive producer Rob Thomas has already revealed some juicy details about what fans can expect from the show’s Season 4, episode 1.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly following the airing of the show’s Season 3 finale, Thomas said that next season, viewers will find Seattle as a zombie free city that had sort of declared its own independence.

“It’s like zombies and humans living together in West Berlin in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Thomas said of the show’s new world order in Season 4. “Because, in the three months between the end of Season 3 and Season 4 begins, the U.S. government is going to wall off Seattle so it’s going to have that Berlin feeling. It sort of turns Seattle into this independent quasi-nuclear power: If zombies go flooding out of Seattle, they have the power to end the world, essentially.”

Thomas also revealed that Season 4, episode 1 will open with a montage of how the whole brain system in Seattle works. “Episode 401, the first one back, because I want to illustrate it for the TV audience, we’re going to open with a montage of how the whole brain system works, starting with a guy dying, showing the brain harvesting, showing it going on a shipping container, showing it getting to Seattle, going to a brain processing plant, getting put into to a tube, going to a dispensary, going to a Zombie With a Brain card, and being consumed,” Thomas said. “I think it’s important that the audience knows how it’s supposed to work.”

When asked if they’ve already cast the star for that public service announcement montage, Thomas said: “We want Laura Linney. She is the perfect person to help ask America for brains.”

“iZombie” Season 4, episode 1 will also reveal Ravi’s (Rahul Kohli) fate after he took his newly-formulated zombie cure and asked Liv (Rose McIver) to make him one of the undead. “I’m not saying he is a zombie,” Thomas told TVLine. “That will be revealed right away [in the Season 4 premiere]. We will not make the audience wait for that, and we will promise that [the cure] did not kill him. [Laughs] Ravi will be around for Season 4. The results will be fun. We’re actually pretty excited about what happens to Ravi.”

“iZombie” Season 4 will premiere midseason on The CW.

Sara   /   Jun 26,2017   /   0 Comments

Hello our fellow brainies! Last Tuesday, the first part of the iZombie season finale “Looking For Mr. Goodbrain, part 1” aired on The CW. You can now find more than 900 beautiful HD screen captures up in our photo gallery, enjoy! Rose looked amazing in this one, finally able to sport her own, natural looks for almost an entire episode. The second part of the episode, which is the conclusion of season 3, will air tomorrow evening.

Tomorrow can’t come soon enough, although it also means we’ll go into another iZombie hiatus… So let’s make the most of it by having a big iZombie party on twitter tonight and tomorrow for the season finale! Join us and share all your favorite things about this season of the show, from your favorite scene to favorite new character and more. Use the #iZombieS3FinaleParty so we can find your tweets!