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We’re overjoyed to report that Rose’s directorial debut, a short film titled Dawn, will premiere in the US Narrative Short Films category at the Sundance Film Festival next month!
Dawn / U.S.A. (Director: Rose McGowan, Screenwriters: M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller) — Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.
The upcoming 30th anniversary of Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 16 to 26, 2014, sees 66 short films to be screened from a record-breaking total of 8,161 submissions.
Rose McGowan moves intuitively around her LA home in this tender portrait by Marlene Marino, shot earlier this year when the photographer captured the American actress for the latest issue of lifestyle title Apartamento. The Brian De Palma and Quentin Tarantino favorite made her name in tongue-in-cheek slasher Scream and supernatural series Charmed, and established her cult status in director Gregg Araki’s 1995 comedy thriller The Doom Generation, which saw the pin-up entangled in a sordid ménage à trois. Yet shooting today’s short was a strict case of ‘Two’s company.’ Having met through director Ridley Scott’s Black Dog Films—set to release McGowan’s directorial debut Dawn—the actress and Marino bonded over a shared attitude towards beauty. “Marlene and I were just celebrating femininity,” she says of the visceral short that is soundtracked by Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, who previously scored Shane Meadows’ This Is England. “I think people can rise higher than the consensus of what is considered sexy; our only objective was to do something natural. I didn’t act, I just flowed into it.”
Rose McGowan Dances Au Naturel in the Privacy of Her Californian Hideaway
What was it like to see yourself in this completely uninhibited state?
Rose McGowan: It was really transformative: it actually made me cry. It was born out of reclaiming my own ideas of what beauty is. I have realized that I don’t have to be bound by the “rules” here in Los Angeles or Hollywood. It is me, but not an artificial version.
What’s next for you?
RM: I’m going to direct my first feature film, taking things I borrowed from Marlene. I’m also making a show about art and pornography. It will be custom-made porn but not in the kind of way that you’ve seen or that you think of it.
Is that in production?
RM: I just shot the teaser for it and in it I’m wearing a strap-on. It’s pretty balls-out, I’m not gonna lie—it’s going to look insane.
What’s your experience of pornography?
RM: I have never liked it and don’t find it sexually interesting: I don’t like their hair, makeup, or acting. How am I supposed to get excited by something that I think is cornball and not beautiful?
So what would you consider to be sexy?
RM: Oh I don’t know, maybe two people in a lovely field on a farm, shot like Terence Malick.
Though Rose McGowan is known for her flashy style on the red carpet, the actress wowed in a very traditional white wedding gown when she tied the knot on Saturday in a romantic and ethereal ceremony.
The actress, 40, and artist Davey Detail were married on the lawn of the Paramour Mansion Saturday, her rep confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively. The ceremony was performed by a rabbi outdoors under a chuppah of McGowan’s design in front of 60 guests.
McGowan’s strapless A-line silk Monique Lhuillier creation featured a corset and Chantilly lace draped with a fine tulle overlay, and the waistline of the dress was accented with a knot detail cascading into the skirt.
She finished her bridal look with a raw edge chapel-length tulle veil and Jimmy Choo shoes and walked down the aisle solo to “The Song to the Siren” by This Mortal Coil.
After the ceremony, guests flowed into the intimate garden of the Paramour Mansion for the dinner reception, where DJ Madison Stewart spun tunes.
Inside the bash – planned by Amber Gustafson – miniature custom terrariums with name tags served as both seating assignments and party favors, and a dinner buffet included Southern comfort food staples such as fried chicken and waffles, ribeye steak and cajun creamed corn.
The table florals dripped with maiden hair fern and amaranthus in vintage brass vases and guests were seated on mismatched dark wood tables and chairs.
A custom cake by Fantasy Frosting that was a replicate of McGowan’s parents’ wedding cake added a sweet touch. One final surprise at the very end of the night? A bouncy house!
Hell to the yeah! I’m a Mrs.! What?!AWESOME! Love to you all!!!!! – Rose McGowan via Twitter
That’s right! Our Rose married her love, artist Davey Detail last night in Los Angeles. We wish the insanely gorgeous and equally talented couple all the best as they embark on their life together. ➡
E! News has some details regarding Rose and Davey’s wedding:
Rose McGowan is officially off the market!
The 40-year-old former Charmed star tied the knot with artist Davey Detail outdoors at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles Saturday, E! News has confirmed.
A source tells E! News, the ceremony was “enchanting and magical,” adding that the couple wed in front of about 60 people–all close friends and immediate family of the bride and groom.
The wedding took place on a lawn underneath a chuppah, with McGowan walking down the aisle with her hair up, looking stunning in a Monique Lhullier gown. Detail, meanwhile, wore a black suit.
McGowan gave a big hint that she might wear a dress from the famed designer on her big day, when she was spotted stopping by Monique Lhuillier’s boutique the day before her nuptials.
Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails by the pool while the husband and wife duo posed for wedding pictures.
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In support of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) are teaming up to raise awareness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a progressive and fatal disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, difficulty breathing, and prevents oxygen from getting to the body. This collaboration also features actress Rose McGowan, who is best known for her leading role in the hit television series Charmed. Rose knows first-hand the devastating effects of IPF, as a result of her father’s diagnosis with the disease a few years ago.
“My dad was always a very active, healthy man who enjoyed long hikes, so I knew that something was wrong when he couldn’t take three steps across the room without becoming breathless,” Rose McGowan, actress and advocate for IPF awareness, said. “Despite how hard I pushed, it took almost a year for my father to receive a diagnosis of IPF. I felt so helpless as I watched his health rapidly decline. I believe that if there had been more awareness about IPF, my dad may have been diagnosed sooner and would not have suffered so much so quickly.”
IPF affects as many as 132,000 Americans. Although recognizing the disease is the first step to a timely diagnosis, misdiagnoses often occur because IPF symptoms are similar to other respiratory diseases like COPD and asthma, and to congestive heart failure.
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Rose McGowan faced a difficult challenge several years ago when she sat at her father Daniel’s bedside while he was dying from a rare lung disease.
The actress, best known for her role on the TV show Charmed and subsequent movies, was her father’s support person, sharing his passion for art books and watching Little Rascal episodes with him from his hospital bed.
Now, McGowan is using her celebrity as an actress to put a face on a rare fatal disease as a way to help patients and their families on this difficult road.
She said in a recent exclusive telephone chat last week that she has made it her mission to raise awareness about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the disease that took her father’s life in 2008 at age 61, and to help people recognize the signs and symptoms, receive sorely needed emotional support.
It is especially timely that she is speaking out about the disease and her advocacy now because September is Pulmonary Fibrosis month.
The raven-haired McGowan, 40, who portrayed Paige Matthews in the supernatural drama Charmed, made her film debut in the 1992 comedy Encino Man.
Her upcoming projects include a film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart which opens on Oct. 15, and she is making a movie in Texas called The Last Duane, a western due out in the fall of 2014, also starring Jason Patric.
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That was fast! Rose McGowan has been engaged for less than two months, and now, the 39-year-old actress is in full-on wedding planning mode. After getting engaged to boyfriend Davey Detail in July, the star already has her wedding date, honeymoon destination and more all set.
“We’re getting married October 12th at a mansion,” the actress revealed to Us Weekly at the premiere of Mademoiselle C in New York City Friday, Sept. 6. “It used to be a nunnery, so it’s perfect for me. As everyone knows, I am a nun!” she joked.
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A modern-day B-movie queen, Rose McGowan is well-known for her definitive role in Gregg Araki’s ’90s teen-angst thriller The Doom Generation.
Her irresistible venom has also landed her roles in movies like Encino Man, Bio-Dome, Scream, Nowhere, Jawbreaker, Grindhouse, Machete, and Conan the Barbarian. She will next appear in the fittingly dark big-screen adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, with Peter Bogdanovich.
First big break: The Doom Generation. Since then I’ve: gone up and down and all around.
My favorite character that I’ve played to date is: Cherry Darling in Planet Terror.
My next project is: A short film I directed called Dawn. It’s produced by RSA/Blackdog and is super legit. Not a vanity piece. I’ve also found a feature to direct. I have no desire to act in any movie I direct.
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On behalf of all the visitors of Rose-McGowan.com, we would like to extend our most heartfelt well-wishes to our favorite leading lady, Rose McGowan, on her fantastic birthday milestone! Rose, we hope you have a lovely birthday filled with love, laughter, Laffy Taffy (in Grape!) and doggie kisses! May all your wishes come true – and with the forthcoming nuptials and a directing debut under your belt, we have a feeling that they already have. 😉
We are especially proud of the fact that together us fans managed to raise over $500 for the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF). With Rose having positively affected so many peoples’ lives throughout the world, we wanted to take this opportunity to give something back in honor of her birthday. Our goal was – and still is – to help in inform as many people as possible about the symptoms of the disease that tragically took Rose’s father, and to help raise awareness in an effort to eventually find a cure. We are happy to say that we will continue working with the CPF to spread the word on this important cause.
Without further ados – happy birthday, Rose!