Actress Rose McIver, star of the new television show “iZombie”, was interviewed by Saoirse for Interview Magazine. The pair met during the making of the film “The Lovely Bones”, back in 2008, and have remained close friends ever since. The focus of the interview is Rose’s career, but since it gives us a very sweet interaction between the two of them, we thought you might want to read it anyway.
In Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, Rose McIver plays Lindsey Salmon, a young woman carrying the weight of the brutal rape and murder of her older sister Susie. Over the course of filming in her native New Zealand, McIver became friends with the actress playing the forever 14-year-old Susie, Saoirse Ronan. Seven years later, and the two remain close. They do, after all, have a lot in common: both McIver and Ronan began acting when they were still children in English-speaking countries with a much smaller entertainment industry than the U.S.
Now 26, McIver is an industry veteran with a résumé that includes everything from The Piano and Xena: Warrior Princess to Once Upon a Time, Masters of Sex, and indie films like Brightest Star. Tonight, McIver’s new show iZombie will debut on the CW. The premise might sound a little silly—McIver stars as a crime-solving zombie who works in a morgue and eats the brains of murder victims—but, helmed by Veronica Mars’ Rob Thomas, the series is clever and fun.
SAOIRSE RONAN: Rosiepops! Can you hear me? You sound really far away.
ROSE McIVER: Yeah, you sound like you’re talking through a hedge. It’s like that Louis C.K. thing—it’s a miracle we can even talk like this.