On April 24, Rose McGowan unveiled the limited edition Apothic Rose rosé wine at the rooftop terrace of the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City.
Rose stunned in a jewel toned jumpsuit that she paired with black Sergio Rossi pumps (it was her first night back in heels after she injured her foot and had to wear a boot!). She styled her new blonde locks in a low bun with a pompadour for a bit of extra volume and confessed to Examiner that yes, she is having more fun as a blonde! Such a fun look to boot!
As you may have noticed, I added a handful of images from the Apothic Rose Wine Launch in the gallery a couple of days back.
- Public Appearances: Apothic Rose Wine Launch
- Photoshoots: Photoshoot #001 (2013)
The actress and Apothic Rose spokeswoman shares her entertaining secrets, how she became a social media sensation, and why kicking ass must be part of her job.
On why she’s thrilled to be wearing heels: “Today is my first day not wearing a boot. I broke my toes when my boyfriend picked me up to give me a kiss, and he let me go unexpectedly. It’s my third boot in four years. Before, I ran into a wall. Another time, I hit a doorframe. Usually I’m moving too quickly. My body’s still doing the last thing and I’m onto the next thing. I’ve shut my head in the car door. It’s really embarrassing and it hurts.”
On her next movie, Rise of the Lonestar Ranger: “I’ve always wanted to be the kick-ass, guy gunslinger, and unfortunately I had to be the saloon lady. But I did get to stab somebody in the leg, so that was cool. At least I got to kick some ass. It’s like a prerequisite for me. I have to kick some ass on some level.”
On what she serves guests: “I cook only pastas and cakes, so it’s pretty much exclusively carbs if you’re coming to my house. I grew up in Italy eating pasta — I probably eat it four to five times a week. I don’t like canned sauce, and the key to mine is putting in a balance of red wine and sugar. I also love aglio e ollo, garlic and olive oil, really simple. Pasta and a glass of wine is the best thing ever.”
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How the hell do you even describe Rose McGowan? She’s the girl you want to hang out with, even though you know she’s trouble. She’s mean and moody and almost certainly carrying a concealed weapon of some sort, but when she likes you, she makes you feel like the only other person in the world. “I guess I always thought of my characters as these little tough things who seemed strong, but if you pushed them, they would crack,” she says. This statement, it seems, describes McGowan herself as much as it does her roles.
Her big break came as a troubled teen on an inadvertent killing spree in Gregg Araki’s cult classic, The Doom Generation. Since then, she has suffered death by garage door in Scream, and taught a jock how to go down on a popsicle in Jawbreaker. She was a good witch onCharmed, and an evil queen in Conan The Barbarian. That’s to say nothing of the time she played a stripper with a machine gun leg in the splatter-fest that was Planet Terror.
Ahead of her appearance at the Supanova pop culture convention, we spoke to McGowan about these various iconic roles. We discussed her predilection for playing weirdos and outsiders, and the “trial by fire” that was her first big acting job. Most surprising of all was the revelation that, after two decades in the business, McGowan may be ready to give up acting all together.
Junkee: The characters you play are often dark, and even a little bit evil. What is it that draws you to those sorts of roles?
Rose McGowan: Well, I like things that are funny, actually, and I think I excel at comedy in a lot of ways. When you play evil, you often have the exact same beats as you would play in a comedy. When I’m doing a very over-the-top, evil character, I will often start laughing as soon as the director says ‘cut’, just laughing at myself.
There’s something really joyous about the idea of just being really, really evil.
Sometimes it’s so absurd, it’s hilarious. In Conan The Barbarian, I have these long, claw things, and I’m trying to find a virgin so I can slit her throat or something with these crazy nails. When I hear ‘cut’ in that situation, I just immediately start laughing because it’s ridiculous!
So I was a huge fan of The Doom Generation growing up…
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The trailer for John La Tier’s The Tell-Tale Heart, starring Rose McGowan, Patrick John Flueger and Peter Bogdanovich, has just been released. It looks very atmospheric, visually arresting and promises a great role for Rose. I, for one, cannot wait to see this one!
Tell Tale Heart Trailer from john La Tier on Vimeo.