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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   /   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.

Sara   /   Aug 22,2016   /   0 Comments

Source | Aside from the purported zombie war happening in “iZombie” season 3, fans are also anticipating Liv Moore’s love story, who has never been lucky when it comes to her romantic relationships.

Loyal followers of the series know that Liv’s (Rose McIver) boyfriends always end up dead. Lowell (Bradley James) and Drake (Greg Finley) both died in seasons 1 and 2, respectively, leaving Liv alone. McIver even joked before that nobody wanted to be cast as her love interest because they know they would end biting the dust.

However, during last month’s San Diego Comic Con, executive producer Rob Thomas teased that Liv would have a new boyfriend in the third installment. “Liv will have a love interest this year who does not die,” he told TV Line.

He quickly added, though, that Liv still won’t have a happily ever after with her new boyfriend and that they would break up by season 3’s finale. However, Thomas notes that “whoever that is, the relationship will not end because of death.”

Thomas might have likewise teased that the romance between Liv and ex-fiancé Major (Robert Buckley) would be rekindled in season 3, something that fans have been speculating on. However, he didn’t offer any formal confirmation of that angle, so fans would have to wait until season 3 starts airing to find out for sure.

Meanwhile, The CW has confirmed that “iZombie” would see a shorter third season containing only 13 episodes. That is three episodes shorter than season 2’s offering. According to TV Insider, fans surmised that poor ratings have to do with the network’s decision to make season 3 shorter.

“iZombie” premiered with a whopping 2.29 million viewership in 2014, but it dropped to a measly 1.53 million viewers in the season 2 premiere based on 18-49 demographics, according to Nielsen, as reported by Zap2It’s TV by the Numbers.

Still, some fans say that a season with 13 episodes is normal for a show that premieres midseason. Neither the network nor Thomas has yet to speak out on this matter.

“iZombie” season 3 is expected to premiere sometime in January as part of The CW’s midseason roster. In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates about the series’ upcoming installment.

Sara   /   Jul 22,2016   /   0 Comments

Source | “iZombie” won’t be back on The CW until 2017, but with the show set to start production on Season 3 in mere days, there’s plenty to tease about what’s to come.

Speaking to Zap2it at San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright dropped a very fun hint at some of the brains they’ll be tackling this season — namely two that will cause a major shift in Liv (Rose McIver) and Major’s (Robert Buckley) relationship.

“In the second episode they’re on complimentary brains — not the same brain but brains that have a relationship together,” she says. “They eat the brains of a dad and daughter.”

Being that this is “iZombie” though, the former engaged lovers being a parent and child isn’t the only humorous little tilt being thrown at them in the episode. As Ruggiero-Wright continues, “Liv is the dad and Major is the belligerent teenager. It should be pretty fun.”

Just sit back and imagine Major as a teenage girl giving attitude to her dad — Liv. Season 3 cannot get here soon enough.

Sara   /   Jul 22,2016   /   0 Comments

Source | The cast and producers of The CW’s undead dramedy iZombie were in attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con for the third year in a row.

OMFGTV had the opportunity to sit down with the series’ lead star Rose McIver, where we asked her what brains we can expect for the Liv Moore to feast on.

“I learned today that I have to eat the brain of a dominatrix,” McIver tells us. “I’ll be doing a lot of research [for that]. It’ll be funny, it’ll be really good.”

Also in the works for early next season is a two-fer. Both Liv and Major (Rorbert Buckley) will be eating the brains of a father and daughter, but if you think it’ll be Liv who will be channeling the daughter, you’d be wrong.

“I’m the father, [Major]’s the angsty teenage daughter.,” she reveals. “That’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s the part Robert Buckley was born to play. He’ going to be great!”

iZombie Season 3 premiers mid-season on The CW.

Sara   /   Jul 18,2016   /   0 Comments

Source | The Complete Second Season of iZombie is now available on DVD – you can get your own copy here – and it all comes together in a 4-disc package with all 19 episodes and some extras. iZombie Season 2 is also apparently available on Blu-ray via the Warner Archive if that is something you’d prefer, but this review is covering the DVD version that we were provided with.

Here’s how Warner Bros. Home Entertainment describes the set:

Power up with your favorite brain food, and prepare for more fun and thrills! iZOMBIE stars Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. But Liv finds her calling — and an endless supply of food — working at the Seattle coroner’s office, helping to solve crimes with her “visions,” while her boss and sole confidante, Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, works on a cure for her unthinkable condition. As season two begins, Liv’s ex-fiancé and love, Major, is reeling from recent events and the knowledge that Liv is a zombie. Meanwhile, Blaine — now human — struggles to maintain his zombie world; Clive searches for Blaine and suspects Major’s involvement in the Meat Cute massacre; and Ravi remains devoted to finding an antidote to the zombie virus. Unlikely alliances will be struck, relationships will be challenged and the line between good and evil will blur for both zombies and the fully living.

So, what did we think?

The Episodes: iZombie is one of those shows where I admit I don’t always get to watch every week — I’m often on a high after watching The Flash — but after I do, I usually love it. Rose McIver’s Liv is, of course, the main reason to watch, especially with the different reactions she has after ingesting brains. The rest of the supporting cast is flanked by some really good guest stars who weave in and out throughout the season. Some characters like Major go down dark paths, and other characters face new situations and unfamiliar territory.

Season 2 even gives us a look at zombies who aren’t as good looking as Liv Moore, and it’s all wrapped in a well-written, well-produced package. I like that the show mixes procedural elements with drama, danger, and comedy. It’s hard to balance, but they usually pull it off.

The Extras: And here is where this set, like the Season 1 iZombie DVD set, kind of fails. This show has producers and a cast who engage fans often, at conventions and on Twitter and other mediums. So why the heck are there no behind-the-scenes videos or commentaries? The 2015 Comic-Con panel extra is great, but I really wanted more.

Deleted scenes are also available for the episodes “Grumpy Old Liv,” “Love & Basketball,” “Abra Cadaver,” “Cape Town,” “Method Head,” “Fifty Shades of Grey Matter,” “The Whopper,” and “Dead Beat,” so there are at least some reasons to pick up the DVD set rather than just waiting for Netflix.

The Final Verdict: I’ve already said that I wish there were more extras, but I’m also very disappointed that Blu-ray wasn’t the regular release plan for this. At least there, we could get a visual experience unlike anything we’d get on Netflix or watching on broadcast. Now, to be fair, I could go out and order that Blu-ray, but it’d be nicer if that had been the default thing to be available. Definitely worth getting if you love iZombie, and the episodes are absolutely worth seeing, even if you don’t bite the brain and pick up a set for yourself.

Sara   /   Jul 14,2016   /   0 Comments

Lead star Rose McIVer revealed that her character Liv Moore will not be the only zombie who will take on characteristics after eating the brian. She also shared some of what she knows about the upcoming season 3 of “iZombie.”

In an interview with DC Entertainment, she said fans should see what is in store for Liv and her gang now that everybody is in the know about the existence of zombies. She said “I’m really excited that that kind of dyamic shift will kind of open up a bunch of other humor … I think.”

She also revealed that while the brain of the week will still continue, “Other zombies will be taking on other characters as well. So that, that should change the playing field a bit.” She shared her excitement about seeing other cast members sing and dance and mentioned specifically wanting Major (Robert Buckley) to eat a ballerina’s brain. She also said that there will be a battle between zombies of her kind and the type that causes harm to living human beings.

Asked about characters she wants to see in the next season, she revealed to be a fan of Clive (Malcolm Goodwin) and Dale (Jessica Harmon). McIver shared that Clive and Dale are her OTP (One True Pairing) and she wanted Dale to go back to the show and be in the know as well. She also shared that she was sad upon receiving the script that contained the death of Liz’s boyfriend, but she was more devastated upon learning of the other pair’s breakup.
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A new villain will be introduced in season 3 after the deaths of Vaughn Du Clark and his daughter Rita. The new owner of Max Rager has made her appearance in the finale and she came with an army of zombies that kill uncontrollable undeads.

“iZombie” season 3 does not have a premiere date yet.(Source)

Sara   /   Jul 07,2016   /   0 Comments

Hello Rose fans! Earlier today, a new interview of Rose was published on NZ Herald, as a part of a series called “Sitting Room Only”. It’s a very different and fun interview, so make sure you check it out. You can do so by clicking the still image below, and screen captures will be added to the gallery as soon as possible.

Sitting Room Only is a new interview series airing on nzherald.co.nz, directed by Hannah Marshall and produced by Rose’s bestfriend and past co-star Fleur Saville. The intimate series will feature some of New Zealand’s best-known actors and musicians talking about life in Los Angeles and their journey to success. And as one of the most talked about kiwis at the moment, of course our Rose had to be included!

Rose McIver: My early acting was ‘horrific’

iZombie star Rose McIver has been acting since the age of two – featuring in everything from Shortland Street and Power Rangers to feature films like The Piano and The Lovely Bones.

But while film-makers were quick to embrace her young talent, the 26-year-old Kiwi wasn’t so sold on her early performances.

“I was told by somebody that I was prodigious with accents and I was so good at them. I went back and watched a clip… I’m horrific. I’m terrible,” she says in the latest episode of Sitting Room Only.

The actress, who now lives in LA, says people are often quick to assume her career was driven by her parents, but nothing is further from the truth.

“My mum was really hesitant. It was never a focus in our family.

“It was like other people did tennis or singing. I was just allowed to be in a movie.”

McIver’s most recent television credits include Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex and Play It Again, Dick.

Sara   /   Jun 15,2016   /   0 Comments

Source | Over the weekend, Oz Comic-Con was hosted in Melbourne, Australia. Among the many guests from TV shows was Rose McIver from CW Network’s iZombie. During her panel, she brought up some of the things she would like to see in upcoming episodes of iZombie — including an episode she dubbed “iceZombie.”

After it was confirmed iZombie would be renewed for a third season, it seems Rose McIver, who plays the lead role of Liv Moore, a mortician’s technician who also happens to be a zombie, has been on a hunt for new episode ideas. Considering every time Liv eats a brain she takes on the mannerisms of the deceased, each episode is like playing a new character. Some of Liv’s various brains have included that of a bigoted old man, a frat boy, a country singer and a stripper. It certainly must be a hard task coming up with new occupations and character types for Liv to take over in each episode. So Rose McIver has a plan for some upcoming brains Liv could eat in Season 3 of iZombie.

First up, Rose has a plan for an episode she likes to call “iceZombie.” Rose told fans as they attentively listened to her panel, that the iZombie version of Disney on Ice would include her character, Liv Moore, eating the brain of a hockey player and Major (played by Robert Buckley in the TV series) eating the brain of a figure skater. Could you imagine that? Major as an figure skater? Liv as a buff hockey player? It would be fabulous indeed. But, as yet, this episode is entirely Rose’s creation and not something the iZombie writers have considered.

So how can fans help Rose McIver get her iceZombie episode up and running? During her panel at Oz Comic Con, Rose McIver implored fans to get behind her cause and asked them to reach out to the iZombie writers on Twitter. So, if you want to help Rose get her “iceZombie” episode of iZombie up and running, now is the time to let the writers know this is something you would like to see.

Other suggestions from Rose McIver for future iZombie episodes included wanting an episode that involved the circus. The reason behind this request is not because Rose McIver wants to run away and join the circus, but because she once got circus training in a previous TV show role in her native homeland of New Zealand. The program, Maddigan’s Quest, and was a fantasy-based TV series based in a post-apocalyptic world. McIver played the lead role of Garland, a character who was a member of the circus troupe ‘Maddigan’s Fantasia.’ This circus troupe traveled around in search of new Solar Converters to help fix the only power source in the city of Solis. During her time on this show Rose learned, among other circus tricks, how to walk the trapeze. It is a skill Rose McIver is yet to use again, so thinks it would be an interesting brain choice in iZombie.

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Sara   /   Jun 08,2016   /   0 Comments

Source | Spending recent years toying with morbid humour, New Zealand iZombie lead and Oz Comic-Con guest Rose McIver tells Daniel Cribb why it’s important to laugh when bad things happen.

“I’m currently lying on my parents’ sofa in Auckland,” McIver begins from her hometown. “I’m home visiting for a week and have regressed to behaving like a difficult teenager and demanding coffee from dad and lounging around,” she laughs.

It’s the first time she’s been home for a full week in several years, with an increasingly busy schedule that’s seen stints on show like Once Upon A Time and Masters Of Sex, as well as playing Liv Moore on The CW hit iZombie, so some down time is well earned, especially considering McIver put the final touches on a screenplay a week earlier. “I’m very excited — it’s with a director who actually lives in Australia now, Peter Salmon so it’s sitting in his inbox, waiting to be read,” she reveals.

“Some of the funniest things are borne out of situations that could be quite traumatic or quite morbid and being able to see the light and the dark in those situations is a skill set.”

“It’s a fairly different tone to iZombie; it’s very dark, gritty — there’s definitely some comedic elements, but I wouldn’t call it a comedy. It’s something that I’ve written as a writer, it’s not something for me to act in. It’s been a really good exercise, I hope it gets to come to life soon.”

It could have been quite easy for iZombie to take a similar dark path, with the inevitable element of death a prerequisite for the undead supernatural creature the show utilises, but McIver doesn’t see it as a zombie show, and after only a few episodes it’s easy to see why; you can almost forget that the lead is a zombie with everything else that’s going on. “It’s about a girl who went through an identity crisis and is trying to make sense of the way her life is unfolding and the way her relationships are changing,” McIver explains. “So it’s very relationship and character driven; I think that’s what keep it somewhat grounded and allows us to have some humour, and also high stakes, but also make it accessible and personable.”

It’s a style she attributes to showrunners Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero, who have given a completely original spin to the comic book-based series. “It’s almost like [Thomas] in his own life is quite comfortable with the darker side of things, and that can be a lovely balance. Some of the funniest things are borne out of situations that could be quite traumatic or quite morbid and being able to see the light and the dark in those situations is a skill set, and it’s really accessible for an audience.

“We’re working with a morgue consultant, who we put past every single question about how we would deal with a body in certain situations and she has such a dark sense of humour herself; she’s so, so funny and I find that very appealing that, you wouldn’t want it to be borne out of disrespect or anything, but bad stuff happens — that’s life and how things go and if you can’t find a way to laugh about it, then what a miserable way to exist.”