Rose McGowan, best known for her wicked roles in Jawbreaker, Scream, Charmed, Grindhouse, and, most recently, Conan the Barbarian, has a lot of gay pride. The actress claims that she makes even her gay friends seem not as gay when she’s around and campaigned against Proposition 8, which sought to ban same sex marriage in the state of California.
Up next, the 39 year old actress will star in the spooky The Tell Tale Heart, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story. McGowan was tight-lipped about details of her return to television this fall for a new series on ABC.
Fresh off a plane, McGowan granted Watermark an exclusive interview before her appearance at Spooky Empire – The Ultimate Horror Weekend in Orlando.
Tell me about what you’ll be doing at Spooky Empire in Orlando this weekend.
I’ll be there promoting Scream, Charmed, and Grindhouse.
Is this your first time doing one of these?
Yes. It’s fun to be able to meet people one on one. Generally, you’re kept back from people, so this will be a completely different experience to see the people that are your fans. It’s special.
I have to warn you though; you’re going to encounter quite a few gay nerds.
That’s ok. They’re my favorite! If you have to be a nerd, you might as well be gay. It’ll just make me happier.
Apologies for the delay in updates, guys. October went by in a whirl for me so here’s a bit of a catch up of what Rose was up to, events wise, last month.
As per McGowan tradition, Rose dressed up to the nines on Halloween and headed to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Halloween Party on Wednesday (October 31). This year she was a majorette dancer – and wow, what an awesome costume it was!
On October 11, Rose and boyfriend Davey Detail attended the amfAR 3rd Annual Inspiration Gala in Hollywood. I love her look here; her freshly cut bangs, sequin blazer, red flower, shorts, black tights, killer shoes, Piaget rose earrings and ring. Some awesome accessorising right there!
Rose also attended the 2012 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 6 in Pacific Palisades, California. Rose wore a Philip Lim jumpsuit, Brian Atwood shoes and a Bruno Magli clutch. “The only image I have in my head when I think of polo is Pretty Woman,” Rose told The Wallstreet Journal. “I wanted to change that.”
Photos from all of the aforementioned events have now been added to the gallery.
Rose McGowan stopped by on Studio11LA this morning to discuss pulmonary fibrosis and her role as the Ambassador to build awareness to fight the disease with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Be sure to watch the video below as it is a very important cause, one that she is incredibly passionate about! Screencaptures are also now available in our gallery.
– Talk Shows: Studio11LA – 2012
Rose’s black and green floral print bustier dress with a full gathered skirt and oversized pockets was styled with gold earrings and matching strappy sandals. A black clutch and a pink lip colour completed her lovely look.
– Public Events: 3rd Annual Land Benefit Gala
Miss McGowan is currently out and about at the Milan Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2013. “I prefer the Milan Fashion Week to New York Fashion Week. There’s just more art to it, I think, and less commerce,” Rose told WWD.com. The gallery has been updated with photos of Rose at various shows and events these past couple of days. Do check out a lovely photo of the actress and her sister Eva at the Dolce & Gabbana Store Opening Party last night.
Furthermore, Rose revealed that she will soon star on a new TV show on ABC! “I can’t say what it is yet,” she teased. Can’t wait to hear more about this project!
She also spoke about shooting in New Orleans on The Tell-Tale Heart, in which she plays a ghostly apparition. “She turns out to be a figment of somebody else’s imagination, so the outfits and the costumes got to be really elaborate and totally nonreality based, which was great fun. And I had an amazing rental house in the French Quarter with all the ivy and the Spanish moss hanging all around, so that added to the atmosphere.”
– Public Events: Dolce & Gabbana Store Opening Party
– Public Events: Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 – W Magazine Dance Party
– Public Events: Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 – Fendi
– Public Events: Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 – Etro
– Public Events: Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 – Blumarine
– Public Events: Lucky Magazine Celebrates Italian Fashion
The gallery has been updated with a bunch of smokin’ hot photoshoot additions from earlier this year.
Each year around the world, as many as 48,000 people are diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and 40,000 people die – the same number of people who are lost to breast cancer annually. Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating disease that robs people of their ability to breathe. To help raise awareness about this unknown deadly disease, the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is kicking off “Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month” this September.
Actress Rose McGowan, Honorary Chair of the ‘Daughters of PF’ program, which calls on women to fundraise and generate awareness of PF, joins in the CPF’s call for increased investment in research to find a cure.
McGowan lost her father to PF. “When I learned PF is 100 percent fatal and that my father was going to die, I was utterly hopeless and broken-hearted,” said McGowan, best known for her role on TV’s long-running show ‘Charmed.’ “I can’t begin to describe how PF wreaks destruction on the patient and their loved ones. Many illnesses, including breast cancer, are better known than PF, but PF is claiming just as many lives as these illnesses. Even worse, the investment in research for PF is minimal. It’s time for a change.”
“We are proud to stand with Rose and the patients and their families to kick off this month to draw attention to this horrible disease. We have expanded our reach to communities and cities nationwide for a truly grassroots effort driven by those who desperately need help,” said CPF Chief Executive Officer Mishka Michon. “We cannot stand by as upwards of 128,000 people suffer every year, with no cure on the horizon and are deeply grateful for those who step forward to help in this campaign,” added Michon.
Late last month Rose McGowan sat down for a lengthy Q&A at Toronto’s Fan Expo, during which she touched upon several projects that she currently has in the pipeline.
• Rose shared that she recently signed with Dolly Parton’s manager and hopes to record an album in Nashville in the next few months!
• We learned earlier this year of Rose’s plans to direct a short film. Now she said that she is about to direct a film starring Piper Laurie (Carrie) and Joshua Close (The Master). We don’t know if this is perhaps the short film that she talked about earlier or a full length feature – but, as always, we’ll keep you posted!
I’ll leave you with a video of Rose singing part of Fever for the lucky Expo audience.
Last month Rose McGowan filmed a role for a western titled Last of the Duanes, based on the novel of the same title by Zane Grey and directed by Christopher Ekstein. The film was adapted by Ekstein, Jason Chase Tyrrell and Stacy Ownes Ekstein. Apart from the fact that she plays a madam, we know very little about Rose’s character and the size of her role in this production. Last of the Duanes stars Scott Eastwood (son of Clint Eastwood), Danny Trejo (Machete co-star) and Jason Patric. We’ll keep you posted with any further details as they come!
Meanwhile, you can view a video interview with Rose under the cut, in which she mentions the project, and check out a few behind the scenes images in the gallery. Furthermore, here is a synopsis for the novel on which the movie is based on:
Western legend Grey (Lorna Doone, Riders of the Purple Sage) wrote this novel in 1913, but it was rejected by his early publishers, who believed it contained too much gunplay and not enough sentimentality. Buck Duane is the son of an infamous gunfighter. Although Buck is warned by his family to avoid the outlaw trail, his quick temper, steady nerve and lightning-quick hand promptly get him into trouble. After killing a bully, Buck flees the law and heads off into the harsh badlands of southwest Texas, where outlaw gangs roam the Mexican border. Buck falls in with a bad crowd, but an exaggerated reputation and a couple of nifty shootings keep him alive among the ornery rustlers and robbers. He grows into a steely-eyed gunfighter with a conscience and a saddlebag full of regrets. Despite the notches multiplying on his gun, however, Buck is a decent fellow. He rescues a young girl, Jennie Lee, from the abusive clutches of the Bland gang, only to see her abducted again. In despair, Buck hides out for several more years, dodging the law and the bushwhackers, all the while searching for Jennie Lee. When the Texas Rangers finally catch up with Buck, it’s not to kill him but to make him an offer he can’t refuse. This may have been too bloody a story for 1913, but it follows formula in the end, as the outlaw settles down, albeit with a haunted mind, to a life of humble domesticity.
– Last of the Duanes: On the Set
To wrap up the Rose McGowan Birthday Week, the gallery has been updated with a mixed bag of images, which range from photoshoots to movie stills to red carpet images. Be sure to regiser/log in and head to the Last additions page to view several pages of newly uploaded goodies!
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