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Rose is known for her roles in projects such as "Once Upon a Time", "Maddigan's Quest" and "Power Rangers R.P.M", and can currently be seen in the CW television show "iZombie" as the lead character Olivia 'Liv' Moore.

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Sara   /   Nov 18,2018   /   0 Comments / 2 views

With all the excitement around ‘A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding’, I completely forgot to update the site with the latest on one of Rose’s other upcoming films – Daffodils! Daffodils is New Zealand’s first ever movie-musical, and is a love-story told with beautiful re-imaginings of the most iconic New Zealand pop songs from artists like Crowded House and Bic Runga. I absolutely love this trailer (we get to hear Rose sing!), and it’s possibly the film of hers so far in her career that I look the most forward to – but sadly we’re up for a bit of waiting, as it won’t hit cinemas until March 2019. Make sure to check out the preview below, and afterwards head over to our gallery for some beautiful production stills in HQ…

The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody. This has been a stellar year for the movie musical, with the above quartet all looking set to be amongst the biggest earners of 2018 at the New Zealand box office. However, for Kiwi fans of the genre, there’s even more exciting news. In 2019, we’ll finally be getting our own homegrown big-screen musical. Based on the popular stage show of the same name, Daffodils is set to debut in New Zealand cinemas on March 21. Written by Rochelle Bright (the author of the original play, which was first staged in 2014), who was inspired by her own parents’ love story, it will feature some of Kiwi music’s most beloved songs, from artists like Crowded House, The Muttonbirds and Bic Runga. The cast includes iZombie’s Rose McIver, Home and Away’s George Mason and Kiwi popstar Kimbra.

Speaking after the release of the movie’s first trailer on Wednesday afternoon, Daffodils’ producer Richard Fletcher admits it was funny how “all the stars have aligned” for the movie, with viewer interest in cinematic musicals currently skyhigh. “It’s extraordinary, because when we started developing the stage show as a film [in 2016], we had no idea this would happen. La La Land hadn’t even come out.” Filming took place at Wellington’s Avalon Studios, in the Wairarapa and parts of the Waikato over eight weeks last summer, with Fletcher describing it as broadening, but in no way changing the essence of the much-loved play. “Obviously the stage show was essentially a two-hander, with the only other character the narrator – the one that Kimbra plays in the movie. We’ve added in a lot more characters, friends, the leads’ parents – to create a wider pool and wider storylines, but it’s still very true to the play.” (Read full story)

Sara   /   Nov 17,2018   /   0 Comments / 15 views

Last night, a special screening of ‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding’ was held at the NETFLIX Icon Building in Los Angeles, California. Rose was in attendance alongside Director John Schultz, Netflix Director of Content Acquisitions Christina Rogers and Producer Brad Krevoy, and she looked stunning! She has died her hair back to blonde, and showed off her beautiful new do at the red carpet. Our gallery has high quality photos for you – enjoy!

Sara   /   Nov 15,2018   /   0 Comments / 35 views

Hello Rose fans! We finally have the official trailer for the sequel to “A Christmas Prince”, “A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding” – and it delivers all we’ve come to expect following the beautiful original! Rose is back as Amber, who is now trying to come to terms with her new responsibilities, while planning her dream wedding at the same time. In addition to the new trailer, which you can watch below, I have updated our gallery with trailer screen captures and some stunning production stills (in very HQ). Thanks to my good friend Ashley for helping us with these!

FYI: Netflix tends to go a bit overboard with their trailers, so you should avoid watching it if you want to stay completely unspoiled about the plot. But whether you watch it now or not, definitely make sure to stream the film on Netflix on November 30th!


The wedding of the year is finally here! But will Amber and Richard make it past royal formalities and down the aisle? Find out when Rose McIver and Ben Lamb star in A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.


Sara   /   Oct 21,2018   /   0 Comments / 76 views

We’re being blessed with plenty new Rose content today! Allen Foster for Entertaining Options interviewed Rose about ‘Brampton’s Own’ recently, and you can now read the full article with her quotes below. And I’ll stress it one more time: if you haven’t purchased your own copy of the film yet, make sure to do so – Rose killed it! It’s now available on Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, DIRECTV, Dish Network, and other popular on-demand services.

Entertaining Options | Rose McIver is from a small beach town located just west of Auckland, New Zealand. She moved to the other side of the world to pursue her acting career. Between Season 3 and Season 4 of The CW’s iZombie, writer/director Michael Doneger (The Escort, This Thing With Sarah) asked Rose if she’d like to appear in a film called Brampton’s Own. The story follows a ballplayer who returns home after spending 12 years pursuing his dream of making it to the big leagues.

Brampton’s Own opened in select theaters on October 19. It is also available at Amazon, iTunes, GooglePlay, DIRECTV, Dish Network, and other popular on-demand services.

“The idea of ambition and balancing family and love and the people who matter to you is a really relevant topic for me,” Rose told Entertaining Options, “so the material connected quite well. The story is universal, it doesn’t matter where you are from, when you have chosen a career as your priority for a stretch of time, there are costs to pay.”

Dustin Kimmel, played by Alex Russell (Chronicle, Only The Brave), is the local sports hero, one of Brampton’s own. When he returns home after over a decade of minor league baseball, he feels out of place – everyone else has moved on, but for him, time has stood still. His ex-girlfriend, Rachel Kinley, played by Rose, is engaged to Eddie (Hart of Dixie, Speed Racer), the town’s most eligible bachelor.

“For some artists, your work is your baby. When you make it to the end of your life and you look back, it’s your work that will be your legacy not your children,” Rose noted. “I don’t want that to be myself at all, but playing ball is what gives Dustin great happiness.”

Besides looking at the sacrifices people make to chase a dream, the film explores the power of family, the importance of home, and making the choice to hold on or let go.

At a pivotal part in the story, Rachel is confronted with information that makes her question her life and her engagement to Eddie. She behaves in a way that, on the surface, seems selfish. But Rose defended her character’s actions.

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Sara   /   Oct 21,2018   /   0 Comments / 74 views

Since Rose is currently on the set of iZombie, where they are busy filming the fifth season of the show, she hasn’t been able to do a lot of press for the newly released “Brampton’s Own” (check out our previous post for screen captures and information!). However, Fred Topel from Monsters & Critics got to do an exclusive Q&A with her over the phone, and they have now shared the full interview! She talks about the film, iZombie, her time on Xena and Legends of The Seeker, how much she appreciate her fans on social media and much more. Check it out below!

Rose McIver first graced American television sets in episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. More recently she’s been on Master of Sex, Once Upon a Time and the lead of iZombie.

McIver got on the phone from the set of iZombie’s final season in Vancouver to talk about her new movie, Brampton’s Own, in theaters this weekend. Alex Russell stars as Dustin, a minor league baseball player who left his home town of Brampton behind.

When Dustin comes back to Brampton, his ex-girlfriend Rachel (McIver) is engaged to someone else. The two reconnect and make each other question what they really want out of life.

Brampton’s Own is in theaters and VOD services now. Since I’ve seen the film, McIver and I did discuss some spoilers about the movie, so if you’re already a Rose McIver fan you may want to just watch the film before you read this.

Monsters and Critics: Is that you singing in Brampton’s Own?

Rose McIver: No, unfortunately it’s not. It was hoping to be but I was on something else at that time, so I couldn’t get to the ADR session. I was very frustrated about that. I would love to sing but she did such a great job, the girl who did it.

M&C: Do you ever long for the smalltown life vs. Hollywood?

RM: Very much so. I’m from a small town. I’m from a little beach town outside of Aukland in New Zealand. So there’s a lot of me that connects to this film and the distance from family and from your old high school friends and what you knew. I moved to the other side of the world, but at the same time, I’m also aware of how much of that is actually nostalgia rather than the reality of what it would be like if you moved home. For me, these things were all things that I think about a lot. I think it is a very massive challenge to navigate as you move to a big city and try to pursue your dreams, is how to not overlook the people that you love and the things that will be there ultimately in the end.

M&C: That’s a good point that there’s a large nostalgia component. How important is it to move on and move forward, and balance that with looking back?

RM: I have a friend who says people and things are in your life for a reason to cease in their own lifetime. I think sometimes we feel when something has ended, part of the grief is thinking they never existed to begin with. You kind of let it go like it died. It’s actually allowed to have still had the impact that it had at that time. I think their relationship, even though over the course of this film it doesn’t work out, I think it doesn’t detract from the fact that they had something very special at a particular moment. That can still live on.

M&C: Was it refreshing that Rachel was right, she had a sense that Dustin would always choose baseball and she had to be responsible for her own desires?

RM: Yeah. I think that she wanted so badly obviously for it to work out, but you can’t control anybody else’s decisions. She had made an immediate kind of reactionary response and got engaged to the wrong person. So I’m glad that I think she does have a huge amount of growth in the film where she learns that that’s a band aid solution. That wasn’t working either. I hope for her that ultimately at the end of the story, she goes forward knowing that she’s not going to be able to change anybody else and she just has to stay open to the things that land in her life that are right for her. She can see that this wasn’t that thing at this present time. I’m impressed that she’s able to let that go. I know a lot of people who don’t and suffer a lot of pain because of it.

M&C: Do you get offered a lot of romantic comedies where it is about a woman who’s just looking for a man?

RM: Yeah, most of the time. So to me the fact that she actively decides to let this go was very important because I think it’s very easy to find material where the male character’s narrative is just projected onto the women around him. I think this was one where she has her own growth. She has her own vulnerability and story that changes. That was really important.

M&C: Or even where it’s a female protagonist but it’s all about finding a boyfriend or a husband. Those can be fun but it’s nice that there’s a movie like Brampton’s Own too.

RM: Yeah, exactly. I think that we’ve seen enough of the same story told the same way that it’s fun when it’s subverted or reimagined. In this particular instance, just being able to be another character in the story who isn’t just a prop for his own emotional journey is really fantastic.

M&C: How hard has it been to find movies that fit in your hiatus?

RM: Well, it’s not going to be anymore. I finish iZombie in February. Then I’m open to whatever happens next. It has been a bit of a game of trying to work out dates. Also, I like to spend time back in New Zealand when I’m not shooting so this one just came. It was very serendipitous. It was at the right time with the right people. Michael Doneger had so much heart and had a massive team of people who were going to really work because they loved the story, because they loved the simplicity and the lack of big shock factor/blockbuster vibes. That wasn’t what he was going for. It’s a small intimate story that you could watch and connect to. It came up just at the right time. He was such a lovely human so it just worked out great.

M&C: How did the film come your way?

RM: Michael approached me. I guess he knew some of my work and knew Alex Russell, and just pulled us together. It was very fast. We were able to meet up and get to know each other a little bit, but as is the nature of these films, it’s kind of go, go, go and the discoveries happen on camera. We met up and got to know each other. We went for a couple of coffees and to hang out a bit. Then we were shooting. It was great.

M&C: Is there a specific Brampton accent you were doing?

RM: No, no. I think what’s great about the film is it’s not localized. I felt like anybody can watch the film and feel like it’s a small town that they’ve come from. We tried to steer away from that.

M&C: Is it nice to play roles where you have natural hair and makeup?

RM: [Laughs] It is. It’s a shorter time in the chair. It was fun. I really liked it. I managed to steal a pair of jeans afterwards. They were really close to how I like to dress anyway. It was not too much of a distance to leap into a character.

M&C: What kind of jeans were they that you wanted to take them home?

RM: I don’t even know the brand. They had to cut the brand off because you’re not allowed to market anything.

M&C: What sort of fun did you and the cast and crew get up to off camera?

RM: We were filming in an ice cream store so that was just dangerous. There was lots of ice cream. There was a beautiful outdoor area with lights everywhere. You’re doing night shoots somewhere and there’s gorgeous lights, it almost feels like you’re at a bizarre party. It was just like a very mellow, nice social hangout, very, very social. Jean Smart was such a trooper. We got to hang out and have a glass of wine afterwards, it was lovely.

M&C: What town were you filming in?

RM: We were in Los Angeles. It couldn’t have been more convenient. It was down the street from home.

M&C: That’s so unusual to film movies in L.A.

RM: Yeah, yeah, crazy but it worked out. They did a great job of finding good locations in Los Angeles that were available. It was wonderful.

M&C: What sort of things are you looking for after iZombie?

RM: I’m not sure. I just did a musical back in New Zealand that will be coming out in February so I’m thinking about the music side of things again a little bit too. I’m just open.

M&C: Has it been bittersweet filming the final season of iZombie?

RM: Yeah, it has been. It’s great that we know it’s ending so we can tie up loose ends, but I love this cast and crew so much. I will miss them very, very much. Yeah, we’re halfway through today actually, halfway through the season.

M&C: Can it ultimately have a happy ending for Liv?

RM: Yes, for sure. I think you make your own happy endings. I think she’s got some great people in her life. I don’t know exactly how it’s being worked out but I can see where they’re heading. I’m a big champion of it. I think it will be a beautiful outcome.

M&C: Does the iZombie fan base come and support you for other projects like Brampton’s Own?

RM: Yeah, I’ve been so lucky. There’s a couple of really amazing social media accounts, these fan accounts that have just been incredibly supportive of my career. They’ve gone back through the archives and found films that I did back in the day. They always alert people to what’s coming out. They’ve just been amazing and they’ve supportive Brampton’s. That means a lot. It’s an independent film and you really appreciate people talking about it. It’s a word of mouth kind of story. It feels to me like the kind of film you watch at home on a date night while the kids are asleep. It’s not a film you have to see in the theater. You can really make a night of it and get the value of the film in your living room. It’s the kind of thing where when these fan accounts talk about the show, I know that really helps. It helps get the message out and helps people see it, so I’m very appreciative.

M&C: Do you ever go back and watch your old Xena episodes?

RM: I haven’t. Sometimes I’ve seen clips of them. New Zealand was like the sword and sandals capital. We had all of those shows shooting there. Any New Zealand actor that ends up having a career internationally, you’ll be able to dig through and find them on Spartacus or Legend of the Seeker which is one I did.

(Read the rest of the interview at the source here)

Sara   /   Oct 21,2018   /   0 Comments / 98 views

Hello Roses! Our girl’s latest film ‘Brampton’s Own’ was released in selected cinemas and on digital demand on Friday, and I finally got the chance to purchase my very own copy of the film. I have just finished uploading over 1000 blu-ray screen captures for you, of Rose as Rachel! For those who’ve missed it, the film is about a struggling minor league baseball player who retires and woefully returns to his small hometown, carefully dodging old wounds until confronted with the one that hurts the most – the girl that got away. The film is a must watch for all Rose fans, as she stole every scene she was in!

The film is currently available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube and several other streaming services – for a full list of available platforms for digital purchase, as well as all the cinemas currently showing the film, check out this poster in our gallery. I hope all of you will help support Rose and the rest of the cast and crew by purchasing your own copy of the film, and make sure to tell all your friends and family members about it as well! She was as incredible as always, and it’s great to see her in a film again. It’s a cute one, perfect for a cozy Sunday evening – make sure to check it out!


Sara   /   Oct 17,2018   /   0 Comments / 113 views

We have our first ‘Brampton’s Own’ review! Rick Bentley has reviewed the film for Norwalk Reflector, and his verdict is that the film is “a refreshing love story in a feature film world where this kind of sweetness isn’t always embraced.” He particularly praises Rose’s performance, stating “The secret weapon of ‘Brampton’s Own” is McIver, one of the most underrated performers working today”! We love to see Rose getting the recognition she deserves, and hopefully more people will be introduced to her talent with the release of the film later this week. ‘Brampton’s Own’ will be released in select theaters and digitally on October 19 (this Friday) – make sure you go see it if it’s showing in your area, or purchase your own copy online if it’s not!

Norwalk | It’s unusual outside the Hallmark and Lifetime cable channels to find a movie that embraces romance with intelligence. Too often, feature films start out with a romantic edge but either give way to deep psychological trauma or an overindulgence of sex.

“Brampton’s Own” never falls into those dark areas, but instead looks at love through the perspective of two likable people who should be together but must find a way to overcome a major obstacle. The script by writer/director Michael Doneger examines whether or not it’s possible for true love to be trumped by ambition.

The film looks at what happens when Dustin Kimmel (Alex Russell) faces the harsh reality that after 12 years of playing baseball at the minor league level, his chances of making it to the major leagues have become increasingly more fleeting. After another heartbreak, Kimmel decides to return to his small hometown of Brampton, where he was a sports hero.

He discovers that almost everyone he knows, including his mother (Jean Smart), have moved on with their own lives. His high school sweetheart, Rachel Kinley (Rose McIver), has made some monumental decisions that don’t include him. Kimmel faces a crossroad of whether it is his fate to continue to chase his baseball dream or shift his energies to winning back the heart of the woman he still loves.

The only way this kind of sweet romance can work is if the main players are so likable there’s an investment in what decisions they make. Both Russell and McIver prove up to the challenge, making the characters feel real.

The secret weapon of ‘Brampton’s Own” is McIver, one of the most underrated performers working today. Through her work on “iZombie,” she’s shown a chameleon-like ability to play anything from an old man to a magician. Here, McIver brings a sweetness and strength to Kinley.

At the heart is the romantic dance is the couple, but Doneger layers the film with other relationships, including the connection between a mother and her son. Smart finds a way to play a mom who has a great love for her son while also willing to be the voice of reason. Casting Smart was a smart move by Doneger.

Doneger’s writing gets a little scattered when the story shifts away from the star-crossed lovers. But when he brings the focus back to them, the story works. Doneger doesn’t give into the standard ways of thinking about love and the labors when it is lost. Doneger respects the audience enough to take some big chances.

“Brampton’s Own” is miles away from having the scope of a “Bull Durham,” but it is a refreshing love story in a feature film world where this kind of sweetness isn’t always embraced.

“Brampton’s Own” will be released theatrically in limited markets Friday but also will be available on digital platforms and through local cable providers.

Sara   /   Oct 17,2018   /   0 Comments / 93 views

Hello Rose fans! The sequel to Rose’s much talked about Christmas film “A Christmas Prince” from last year now has a release date. Entertainment Weekly exclusively announced earlier today that Netflix will release the film (titled “A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding”) on November 30, 2018. We also got the first production still of Rose, which is now available in our gallery! Read on to learn the synopsis of the much anticipated sequel.

EW | Hallmark and Lifetime aren’t the only networks in the Christmas TV movie business. Netflix, which first hung out its stocking last year, is upping its mistletoe-and-merriment quotient this year, and you can get a first look at its offerings below.

The streamer’s slate is highlighted with the sequel to last year’s buzzed-about A Christmas Prince. Airing Nov. 30, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding takes place a year after Amber (Rose McIver) helped Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) take the crown, and the two are preparing for a Christmas wedding… but everything is thrown into the air when Amber questions whether she’s ready to play queen, and Richard must deal with a “political crisis that threatens to tarnish not only the holiday season, but the future of the kingdom.”

Sara   /   Oct 15,2018   /   0 Comments / 100 views

Rose’s full panel from Fan Expo Canada has been uploaded to YouTube! Rose was there on September 1st, and it was held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (HQ pics from the convention can be found here). We’re very lucky to get this online, as Rose is an absolute delight as always. I love how comfortable she is at conventions, she really seems to love meeting her fans and talk about her projects. Enjoy the video!

Update: Found another video! It has been embedded into the post below.

The lovely Rose McIver — the star of “iZOMBiE” who’s also been featured in “Power Rangers RPM,” “Masters of Sex” and “Once Upon a Time” — enchants fans who gathered to see her at the 2018 Fan Expo Canada in Toronto by answering their questions and sharing funny behind-the-scenes stories.

Sara   /   Oct 12,2018   /   0 Comments / 101 views

I want to start today’s post by wishing a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our girl, who turned 30 years old this week!! Rose’s birthday was on October 10, and she celebrated it with all her closest friends. Her bestfriend (and old “Maddigan’s Quest”co-star) Fleur Seville and George Byrne put together a big surprise party for her, which you can find a video from on Rose’s official instagram here. Those who’ve been with us for a few years know that we always try to put together something special for her birthday, but time would not allow it this year. We will make up for it by putting together something extra big next birthday! Rose seemed to have an amazing day with her closest friends, and I hope the coming year will bring her lots of joy, new opportunities and experiences. She never stops to amaze me with her hard work, talent & kindness, and I can’t wait to see what’s up next for her – I know it’ll be something big!

Now over to the new update – Rose has began promoting Brampton’s Own! On Monday morning (October 8), she was a guest at KTLA Morning News, where she talked about her upcoming film. They also discussed actors and actresses from New Zealand in the US, and iZombie’s final season – you can find her interview in full below. Our gallery now also hold +200 screen captures from the clip for you!

“Brampton’s Own” is in select theaters and on Digital October 19. And catch iZombie sometime early next year. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning, News, Monday, October 8, 2018.