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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 15,2017   /   0 Comments

Rose is openly proud about being a Kiwi, and has nothing but praise for her home country. It seems to go both ways! We’ve shared a couple of similar articles with you earlier this year, but they’re such cute reads that I wanted to share this one as well. This one’s from the NZ Herald. The photo they’ve used is from the “What We Do In The Shadows” Premiere in 2014.

Jay Ryan, Keisha Castle-Hughes, KJ Apa and Rose McIver are among the Kiwis nailing it overseas.

As countless think-pieces would have you believe, we’re in the midst of an era of peak TV – a second golden age of television brought on by advances in the technology and distribution of television, resulting in an increase in the sheer number of original shows.

Its growth has seen a number of A-list stars make the once-embarrassing jump to TV, but the medium’s rise also heralds an exciting time for new actors seeking a breakthrough, with more opportunities than ever. And in the past few years, many Kiwis have had their breakthrough moments on American screens. Here’s a look at some of our favourite homegrown actors who have found success on the small screen.

ROSE MCIVER IN IZOMBIE
After a star turn as Tinker Bell in modern fairytale epic Once Upon A Time, the golden child of New Zealand TV landed the lead role in The CW’s iZombie, a cop procedural with a twist from the mind of Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars).

McIver plays Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident who eats the brains of her autopsy subjects, enabling her to temporarily inherit their personality traits and memories and use the information to aid police with murder investigations.

If it sounds mad, that’s because it is — but the show’s immense success in the States has propelled McIver to stardom. Kiwi viewers can stream iZombie on TVNZ OnDemand.

Read the full list here.

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 18,2017   /   0 Comments

We’ve all been frustrated by the lack of recognition for Rose and her outstanding performances in iZombie week in and out – but she’s starting to receive more these days! During season 2, we managed to get the hashtag #RoseForAnEmmy pretty active on twitter, and it was clear a lot of people agree with us. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that she’ll receive her much deserved Emmy nomination this year as well, but lets get the hashtag active again, as Rose deserves it for her incredible work on the show! And make sure you vote, vote, vote. Even if she won’t make it this year, it could definitely help her for the next one.

Sean Stangland from Daily Herald has made an article on some actors and actresses he feels the Emmy voters should really consider, and Rose made his list. You can view the full article at their website here, and I’ve posted the parts including Rose below!

The long buildup to Sept. 17’s Emmy awards began this week as online voting opened to members of the Television Academy. Between now and June 26, 22,000 industry professionals will decide the nominees in more than 100 categories, and you can see every entity submitted for nomination this year at emmys.com/ballots/2017.

The PDF file listing all eligible actors is 438 pages long, and if you look at them all — and I did — you learn some interesting things, like the fact that “Bates Motel” co-star Vera Farmiga will compete in the supporting actress category this year. Here are some long, long, long shots on the submission document whom I’d love to see get nominated on July 13:

— Rose McIver, “iZombie” (The CW): As I said in this column a few weeks ago, this season has been a tour de force for McIver as Olivia Moore, an undead medical examiner-turned-detective who takes on the personality traits of the people whose brains she consumes. In May 30’s “Twenty Sided, Die,” Liv becomes the most animated, committed Dungeon Master in the history of “Dungeons & Dragons,” to hilarious effect. McIver competes in the drama category, but hers is one of the funniest performances on TV. (Source)

Emily   /   May 06,2017   /   0 Comments

As we posted earlier this week, Rose is starring in a new film titled Brampton’s Own. Deadline has reported that Rose will star in the film with Alex Russell. We have also learned a little more about Rose’s character! She will be playing the former girlfriend of Alex Russell’s character, a minor-league baseball player and is now engaged to Scott Porter’s character, a dentist. Read more below and hopefully we’ll get some more news about the project soon.

Source | Chronicle‘s Alex Russell and iZombie‘s Rose McIver are set to star in Brampton’s Own, the sophomore directorial effort from This Thing With Sarah writer-director Michael Doneger. Scott Porter, Spencer Grammer, John Getz and Jean Smart are also in the pic, which starts shooting this week in Los Angeles. Russell stars as a recently retired minor-league baseball player who returns to his small hometown in hopes of repairing the strained relationships between him, his family and old friends including a former girlfriend (McIver) now engaged to the town’s popular dentist (Porter). Doneger is producing via Cloverhill Pictures with Perspective Pictures’ Mark DiCristofaro. Sammy Aaron, Glenn Edwards, Morris Goldfarb, Jonathan Marcus, Andrew Schaeffer and Ari Spar are executive producing. Russell is repped by UTA and Mosaic, McIver by UTA and Principato-Young, Smart by WME and Untitled Entertainment, Porter by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Grammer by UTA and Untitled, and Getz by SMS Talent and The Beddingfield Co. Doneger is repped by APA.

Sara   /   Apr 11,2017   /   0 Comments

Source | “iZombie” Season 3 has released two episodes in which fans have been treated to more zombies and eating-brains moments including worst car accidents. However, recent spoilers suggested that the cast will be having a new addition to make the story more interesting.

Rose McIver, who plays the role of Liv Moore shared that a new mystery character is set to join the series. However, it is really still a mystery not just to the fans but as well as to the other casts.

“Every time [showrunners] Rob Thomas and Diane [Ruggiero-Wright] bring back characters they’ve worked with before we know it’s because they really love the experience of working with those actors and, so it’s always a gift when they arrive on set,” McIver said. “He’s got some great ideas for his character. I can say it’s not something you’ve seen him do before, and you’ll be very interested, and Liv is still trying to wrap her head around quite where he fits in into the bigger picture.”

The 28-year-old actress also teased fans that the brains she will be eating this season will include more complicated characters. She revealed that Liv will be eating a “dominatrix brain,” adding that it was one of the funny episodes.

Moreover, the actress revealed about her views on Blaine (David Anders) saying that it was an opportunity for Blaine to change after all the things he has done before when he was a zombie but she felt like Liv doesn’t trust her even if his memories were all deleted and that he is ready to commit with her best friend, Peyton.

Meanwhile, “iZombie” Season 3 episode 3 titled “Eat, Pray, Liv” which was directed by Mairzee Almas is scheduled to air on The CW on April 18. It will show Clive getting into questioning after a murder of a family and his past connections and history will be revealed.

Sara   /   Apr 03,2017   /   0 Comments

(SOURCE) LOS ANGELES

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.

Sara   /   Mar 31,2017   /   0 Comments

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.

Sara   /   Aug 22,2016   /   0 Comments

Source | The fierce star of iZombie, Rose McIver dropped by Wizard World Chicago to chat with her fans and it was great! (If you aren’t watching, check out these 14 reasons to watch iZombie RIGHT NOW!) iZombie is going into it’s third season in 2017 on the CW and after one of the BEST finales ever, fans couldn’t wait to ask Rose their burning questions. Our very own Lindi moderated her panel and here is what we learned:
1. Rose hates the taste of the yucky gelatin brain substance, so she uses a spit bucket!
2. In Season 3, we will get to see Liv as a dominatrix and a hippie.
3. It takes about 1.5 hours for Rose to get into full zombie makeup.
4. It takes about 1.5 hours for the makeup crew to tame Rahul Kohli’s hair.
5. Her favorite “brain” was the magician, mostly because she got to learn the magic tricks and loved it.
6. Season 3 will start about 3 minutes after the ending of the Season 2 finale.
7. Brain she would most want to eat? Steven Avery, so she could finally learn the truth.
8. She would love to do a crossover with The Flash or the other CW superhero shows, because Liv is a hero too!
9. Her favorite shows growing up were Full House, Simpsons, The Nanny and Friends.
10. She is delightful. (That was our observation, but still. FACT!)
We can’t flippin’ wait for Season 3 of iZombie and now we are even more pumped! What was your favorite brain that Liv ate? Hit the comments and tell us!
iZombie returns to the CW in 2017.