SuperHeroHype.com sat down with Rose McGowan a few days into Comic-Con to learn what she brought to the world of Conan the Barbarian and how working on Planet Terror nearly put her out of the action game for good. Watch the video interview below!
Conan the Barbarian will be among the films that will be featured at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011, held July 21-24. Rose herself will be making an appearance on Saturday. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area – and report back to us!
SATURDAY, JULY 23
– WHAT: Meet Conan star Rose McGowan!
– WHERE: Dark Horse Booth #2615
– WHEN: 2:00 – 3:00pm
Source: Conan Movie Blog (click for further details!)
McGowaniacs have been speculating over Rose’s next project after she tweeted that she was working in Vancouver, BC and posted a photo of herself wearing a wedding dress earlier this month. Now details have emerged that McGowan is currently filming a TV movie titled The Pastor’s Wife, in which Rose plays a real-life woman named Mary Winkler. The real Winkler was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the 2006 shooting death of her husband, Matthew Winkler, the pulpit minister at the Fourth Street Church of Christ in the small town of Selmer, Tennessee. Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) plays Matthew Winkler in the movie. Says Shanks:
“Doing a TV movie with Rose McGowan (Conan the Barbarian, Charmed) called The Pastor’s Wife. Based on a book, true life story etc.. I play pastor Matthew Winkler. Rose will play my character’s wife, Mary Winkler. If you read about the story, the synopsis becomes self evident.”
The film began production on July 11, based out of 1950 Franklin Street Vancouver, home of Front Street Pictures.
Sounds like an intriguing project! Many thanks to maxpower03 for the detective work. Further details on the case and the real Mary Winkler are available on Wikipedia.
A brand new poster featuring all the characters of Conan the Barbarian has been unveiled. While MTV has debuted a new TV spot. View the trailer right here!
Expect more promotion as the August 19th release date nears!
– Conan: Posters & Covers
Rose McGowan is featured inside Blackbook‘s July issue (with Nicholas Hoult on the cover.) The piece is a two page feature, a stunning photo and article about Rose’s current playlist where she reveals little bits of herself with each song. Really interesting and especially if you are curious about Rose listens too! We will try to get a larger version soon but enjoy these nonetheless. Thanks to the lovely Laura for scans!
– Magazine Scans: Blackbook (US) – July 2011
A UK trailer for Conan has been released. Watch it in our media archives.
Speaking of videos, our McGowan Media section is still acting a bit wonky. We’re not entirely sure of the issue but the quality of videos might not be of past quality and we’d like to apologize. We’re hoping to have it fixed soon.
The fan archives have been updated with a batch of stunning new 100 x 100 sized created by the very talented Brandon aka mcgowanfan. Click on the previews for a closer look at these beauties.
“If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.” – Joan Crawford
If a portal ever opened up between ’40s Hollywood and the present day, Rose McGowan surely stepped through it. “I got somehow stuck in the wrong stitch of time,” she sighs. Just look at the homepage of her approved fan site, Dedicated to a Rose. Pictured sitting on a sofa underneath the poster for Jacques Tourneur’s classic noir Out of the Past says it all. “While I’m happy, there’s this undercurrent of wrongness about my life,” she says. “I do think I would have done much better – or differently – in the studio system.”
What a wonderful surprise! Rose McGowan – and Rose-McGowan.com, yep, this very website – are featured in the August 2011 issue of Total Film! The magazine features a truly wonderful article on Rose and uses our site as an example of Rose’s Old Hollywood demeanor. It means a lot to us that the layout was directly mentioned because we always felt it was a special design and representative of Rose, something that not everyone would get unless they caught the little fan touches. So it is a huge honor to us that it was recognized by a magazine, especially one as awesome as Total Film! Huge thanks to our friend Katie for brightening our day and sending in the scans from the magazine!
– Magazine Scans: Total Film (UK) – August 2011
Please come and check out the Rose McGowan bubble that we have created over at Bublaa, a fun new social networking site, as an extension of Rose-McGowan.com. You can find the latest news and photos on Rose (and upload your own contributions!) as well as discuss the actress and her career with us. Please consider joining up, we’d love to have you with us!
Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @rosemcgowancom, if you aren’t already doing so.
The gallery has been updated with two brand new, absolutely amazing stills of Rose McGowan as Marique in Conan the Barbarian. Huge thanks to our forum member c-h-a-r-l-o-t-t-e for sharing these with all the fans!
Speaking of the film, Conan has been added to the line-up of Empire’s Big Screen event, which will take place between August 12 and 14, in London. No word whether or not Rose herself will be in attendance yet – but we’ll keep you posted!
– Conan the Barbarian: Production Stills