The gallery has been updated with additional stills of Rose as Mary Winkler in The Pastor’s Wife. Many thanks to Laura for a handful of these! Don’t forget that the movie premieres on Lifetime tomorrow; Saturday, November 5, at 8 pm ET/PT. Be sure to tune in!
– The Pastor’s Wife: Production Stills
I’m kind of at this strange crossroads in my life. I’m trying to figure out where I want to be. And I love Los Angeles in the sense that I love my friends there and I love my life there, but the business 24-7 just grinds on you. There’s no escape for you. I notice that my self-esteem and my general sense of well-being is much higher when I’m not there, and it’s sort of sad to live your life somewhere that makes you sad.
From the pre-opening credit moment when authorities roll out a shrouded body as concerned neighbors look on, it’s clear The Pastor’s Wife is a Lifetime movie like momma used to make ’em: Fact-based, trashy and featuring an imperiled young woman. Still, this is an eminently watchable take on the old formula, anchored by Rose McGowan, whose pained expressions each time someone calls her handsome husband a treasure pretty much speak volumes. Mostly, it’s a reminder of what amounts to TV movie law: Slap your wife around in the Deep South, and someone’s gonna wind up on Nancy Grace.
Promoted from a berth on Lifetime‘s movie channel to the flagship network, the pic stars McGowan as Mary Winkler, the mother of three who shook up her Tennessee town in 2006 by shooting husband Matthew (Michael Shanks), the popular local pastor, in their bedroom.
At Halloween time, however, it feels like a match made in — well, made somewhere. Which explains just about everything you need to know about the tone of the indie production of Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart that crept quietly into town almost two weeks ago and which will continue shooting through Nov. 10.
For star Rose McGowan (Charmed, Grindhouse) that kind of instant atmosphere is an actor’s dream. “Basically, if I could liken this movie to anything,” McGowan said, “it would be a dark moonlit night, (seen) through the Spanish moss.”
In other words, although Poe’s original Gothic tale doesn’t specify a location, the specter of New Orleans can’t help but float in and out of writer-director John La Tier’s feature-length adaptation. In fact, La Tier, who moved to an apartment near the Algiers ferry during the script’s early development, couldn’t resist but to incorporate the city’s textures into his film.
On October 29, Rose attended the Los Angeles Confidential Men’s Event With Cover Star Gerard Butler party in West Hollywood. Rose brought a feminine elegance to simple black pants, navy top and black crop jacket ensemble. Pictures are in our gallery.
– Public Events: Los Angeles Confidential Men’s Event With Cover Star Gerard Butler