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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   /   Oct 21,2018   /   0 Comments

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 15,2018   /   0 Comments

Rose’s full panel from Fan Expo Canada has been uploaded to YouTube! Rose was there on September 1st, and it was held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (HQ pics from the convention can be found here). We’re very lucky to get this online, as Rose is an absolute delight as always. I love how comfortable she is at conventions, she really seems to love meeting her fans and talk about her projects. Enjoy the video!

Update: Found another video! It has been embedded into the post below.

The lovely Rose McIver — the star of “iZOMBiE” who’s also been featured in “Power Rangers RPM,” “Masters of Sex” and “Once Upon a Time” — enchants fans who gathered to see her at the 2018 Fan Expo Canada in Toronto by answering their questions and sharing funny behind-the-scenes stories.

Sara   /   Sep 24,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello friends! I have now caught up on iZombie season 4, by adding screencaps from the missing episodes which aired after I closed the site in May. There’s 4 total, and you can find links to all below! My favorites are the caps from episode 12, “You’ve Got To Hide Your Liv Away” – Rose/Liv looked gorgeous in the scenes of her and Major on old, happy couple brains (who turned out to not be all that happy after all…). All in all I thought it was another great season, and Rose once again impressed with every episode! Enjoy the new additions to our site, and stay tuned for “Brampton’s Own” updates up next.


Sara   /   May 01,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello Brainies! How great was last night’s new iZombie episode? I really loved this episode, and Rose was amazing as a rapper. She keeps impressing every single week! The full episode page will be up eventually, but for now you can find HD screen captures in our gallery, and some gorgeous twitter avatars over at ¡PixieDust! here (our graphics archive). These were created by my very talented friend over at Tom Holland Fan – every one should pay her incredible site a visit! These are free for all of you to use, so spread some Rose love to your twitter followers. Enjoy the update!


Sara   /   May 01,2018   /   0 Comments

The official promo for next week’s iZombie episode, “Yipee Ki Brain, Motherscratcher“, are now up! You can check it out below. I have also added some information on the new episode, including the episode synopsis. Rose was not featured in any of the episode stills for this episode, but you can check out the ones of the rest of the cast here at Far Far Away Site if you are interested! It looks like yet another good episode.

RICO COLANTONI (“VERONICA MARS”) DIRECTS THE EPISODE — When Liv (Rose McIver) consumes the brain of a vice detective who doesn’t play by the rules, her newfound recklessness gets her into trouble. Meanwhile, Major (Robert Buckley) is coming really close to discovering Liv’s secret. Rahul Kohli, Malcolm Goodwin, David Anders, Aly Michalka and Robert Knepper also star. Rico Colantoni directed the episode written by Chelsea Catalanotto (#410). Original airdate 5/7/2018.

Sara   /   May 01,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello fellow brainies! Episode stills from the season finale of iZombie are now out, and it looks like we’re in for a fun (and a little weird?) episode. We don’t have an episode synopsis just yet, but the episode is titled “You’ve got to hide your Liv away“. Enjoy the new stills!

Sara   /   Apr 24,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello roses! I have now completed our page for last night’s iZombie episode, “4×08: Chivalry is Dead“. There you can find information, trivia, quotes, comic slides, Liv’s outfits, reviews, videos, and links to graphics, episode stills and newly added HD screen captures. The episode script is not yet available, but as soon as it, I will add that one as well! The page can be found in our career archive here. Below I’ve attached previews of the new screen captures, as well as the links to the gallery album which holds them. I hope you enjoy the new content!

The ratings were unfortunately not great this week either. The CW was down week to week, as both the previous show Supergirl (series low 0.4) and iZombie (0.2) lost a tenth of a point. Make sure to tell all your friends, co-workers and family members to tune in next week! The show has unfortunately not yet been renewed, but we are still hopeful. The final verdict will likely come in May ahead of the Upfronts, we will keep you updated on any new information.

iZombie episode 8, season 4: Liv consumes the brain of a murdered live-action role-playing knight to solve his murder; Peyton uncovers a truth about Liv, and tells her she wants to help; Major embarks on a mission.


Sara   /   Apr 24,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello brainies! I’m totally speechless after tonight’s amazing iZombie episode, so I’m just dropping by to share the promo and synopsis for next week. Episode stills can be found here. Stay tuned at Rose McIver Online tomorrow for screen captures and more from episode 8!

BUST A RHYME LIV — There’s a zombie serial killer on the loose and new Seattle is on lockdown. Liv (Rose McIver) is trapped in the morgue on white rapper brain and Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) are playing Dungeons & Dragons. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) concocts his most sinister plan to date. Lastly, Major (Robert Buckley) is on the hunt for the killer. Aly Michalka and Robert Knepper also star. LL Hayter directed the episode written by Talia Gonzalez & Bisanne Masoud (#409). Original airdate 4/30/2018.

Sara   /   Apr 23,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello brainies! It’s finally Monday, and a brand new iZombie episode is only hours away. This week’s episode is titled “Chivalry is dead“, and we now have the “inside the episode” clip for you below. It features Rahul and Robert this week, as well as a couple of clips from tonight’s episode. Make sure to tune in on The CW 9/8c, and join us live-tweeting if you’re on twitter!

Sara   /   Apr 22,2018   /   0 Comments

Hello brainies! I have just finished adding HD screen captures of Rose in this week’s iZombie episode, “Don’t hate the player, hate the brain” to our gallery. This was the 7th episode of season 4, and Liv took on the personality of a bachelor playboy. Rose killed it once again, and the episode was so much fun! Rose was out of her normal zombie costume for the majority of the episode, and since she looked so beautiful, I went a bit overboard when making the caps. There’s more than 1000 in total, but I’m sure none of you will mind 😉

Make sure to tune in on The CW tomorrow night for a brand new episode, “Chivalry Is Dead”. We will live-tweet on twitter during the episode, and we’ve got a brand new iZombie DVD give-away going on to celebrate the 4th season! Make sure you head over to our account, follow us (if you don’t already) and RT our pinned tweet to participate in the contest. We’ll once again be tweeting using the hashtag #RenewiZombie, and I’ve got a couple of fun games planned! So make sure you join us tomorrow night if you have the chance.