Rose McGowan is preparing to embark on her second USO tour visiting U.S. troops in Afghanistan. And while the Grindhouse star was a big hit on hertrip last year, she said it has nothing to do with her star power.
“The last time I was in Afghanistan, it was my favorite trip I’ve ever had, and I’ve had some amazing trips in my life. But it’s bizarre to me that it would make anyone happy that I’m there. But I think I represent home. That’s all, it’s not about me,” McGowan told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column at the “Do Something” Awards Show in Los Angeles over the weekend. “They get really sad and forget because they feel like people have forgotten them, so I’m just a representative, a vessel, showing that people are thinking of them.”
McGowan, also a long-standing champion for gay marriage, is urging fellow Americans to keep pushing for the federal legalization of gay marriage ahead of next year’s election.
“It should be across the board. It’s really absurd that it’s not a right and the idea that it takes away from people’s sanctity of marriage, I think we should just watch Jerry Springer and see how those people feel about the sanctity about their marriage,” she continued. “If people rise up, the government follows. You have to put pressure on your local representatives, your city council, then your congressmen, then your senators. You have to understand all this is a phone call away, even an email away, and they really respond to that.”
Rose McGowan plays evil sorceress Marique in the new Conan the Barbarian film, but her exaggerated forehead – aka her “10-head,” as she called her character’s look, was simply down to movie magic.
“The studio asked if I would shave my eyebrows and my hairline back to here, and I said, ‘Sure, if you give me $5 million,” Rose laughed as she visited Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday.
Instead, the look of Marique was crafted in a makeup room.
“I sat from around 2 in the morning until about 7 in the morning,” she explained.
In Conan, which opens this Friday, Rose stars alongside Jason Momoa in the title role, and the former Game of Thrones actor impressed her on set.
“He’s a doll,” she said of the actor. “I call him like, the sweetest barbarian there ever was.
“He’s so amazing in this part,” she added. “He’s what [original Conan creator] Robert E. Howard [imagined]… Jason looks like he just stepped out of the pages of the comic book. Jason looks like he was born to battle with a big sword.”
Source: Access Hollywood
“It’s the ultimate mullet. That could be the most punk-rock haircut a girl could have.” – on her Conan hairstyle
From Hollywood Reporter:
Stephen Lang personifies badass evil as Conan’s chief opponent while Rose McGowan’s snakelike witch is pure villainy.
From Den of Geek:
Meanwhile, Rose McGowan, as Lang’s demented witch of a daughter, Marique, takes the scenery chewing route, licking blood from her Freddy Krueger-esque finger blades, seemingly having the time of her life portraying a monstrous lunatic, which all adds to the films’ unashamed craziness.
From Today Online:
Leave your brain at the door, enjoy Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan hamming it up as part of the supporting cast, and have a ball of a boorish time.
The Conan the Barbarian World Premiere album has been updated with plenty of new photos these past few days and it currently houses a total of 214 breathtakingly gorgeous pictures of Miss McGowan at the event. Special thanks to Mariana for sharing her stunning high quality finds with us!
Here’s the designer information for Rose’s look, courtesy of Red Carpet Fashion Awards:
Rose dazzled wearing a Blumarine Spring 2012 halter sequin gown which is yet to take the runway. Her aquamarine ombre gown made her look like a beautiful mermaid with pretty pink lips.
With her wavy hair swept to one side to show off her Neil Lane earrings, she also accessorized with a Neil Lane large cocktail ring completed her look.
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