The gallery has been updated with 400+ screencaps of Miss Rose’s super fun appearance on E!’s Chelsea Lately yesterday (August 9). I went a little crazy with the amount of caps but simply because Rose is so lovely and animated and makes the cutest faces. I will try and bring you a video clip of the interview tomorrow so stay tuned for that!
- Talk Shows: Chelsea Lately – 2011
Being an actor is a dangerous business. Just ask Rose McGowan, who stars in the Conan the Barbarian reboot that opens Aug. 19. It’s her first film in years, despite the fact that at Comic-Con 2008 she was touted as the star of Simon West’s planned 2009 return to the Red Sonja tale. That one went by the wayside when McGowan trashed herself on the set of Planet Terror.
“Look at my elbow,” she said at the L.A. press junket for Conan. “I’ve had three surgeries on it and have had part of it taken out. That was from a stunt gone wrong, where I did a handspring backwards. So, during the course of that year it became basically paralyzed except for half of two of my fingers. After three surgeries with massive nerve damage and the bone being taken out and a year of rehab, they’re like, ‘You could go do a sword movie, but we can’t do anything more with your arm if you hurt it.’ As dope as it would’ve been, I would really rather not go through life with one arm that’s paralyzed and in constant pain.”
And that’s not even the end of it. When McGowan was finally ready to return to the job, she got injured yet again. She made it through Conan unscathed, but not for long.
I have very exciting news to bring you today… Be sure to mark your calendars because Miss McGowan will appear on Chelsea Lately on E! on Tuesday, August 9, to promote Conan the Barbarian!
If there’s anyone out there who would be able to help with a video clip of Rose’s appearance, please get in touch. It would be very much appreciated since we are unable to record footage ourselves at the moment. Thank you in advance.
Huge thanks to our friend Mariana for contributing these stunning photos.
- Photoshoots: BlackBook (2011)
She may be almost entirely unrecognizable, but yes, that is Rose McGowan rocking the porcelain skin, minimal leather outfit and, well, receding hairline in the trailer for Conan the Barbarian. She stars as the evil Marique, a powerful sorceress and the daughter of the ruthless Khalar Zym (Stephen Lang), Conan’s (Jason Momoa) archenemy.
With the film’s August 19th release on the horizon, McGowan hit San Diego Comic-Con to help spread the word. She dishes on all of the details including what it took to turn her into the character we see on screen, Marique’s weapon of choice, her daddy issues, as well as a moment between her and Lang that had to be cut from the film, for the fear of pushing a testy issue too far.
Before wrapping up, we revisit the much-discussed possibility of her playing Red Sonja on the big screen. The outlook’s been grim for quite a while and now McGowan 100% confirms it: She will not play Red Sonja. Hear all about that and, of course, McGowan’s experience working on Conan the Barbarian in the video interview below.