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Actress Rose McGowan On 'Red Sonja'

Will this movie ever actually happen?

Will we ever see Rose McGowan play 'Red Sonja'?


 


We haven't really heard a whole lot of buzz about this project lately other than rumors regarding it's production. The last we heard anything about it was about a month ago when it was revealed that work on the project ad been pushed back to next year. It's amazing though just how revealing someone's twitter feed can be!  Actress Rose McGowan attempted to quell those rumors via her twitter feed indicating that she is still attached to role of ' the she-devil with a sword,'

"To clarify press reports: Red Sonja is delayed," wrote McGowan on Friday. "I pulled out of doing it in '09. Not permanently. Hopefully will follow Conan...

"I am still contracted to do Red Sonja," she wrote. "Hopefully Filming in '10 not '09."


Perhaps the people behind this film got a little bit over-confident the movie, and released those teaser posters last year? Do you really think we will ever see Rose McGowan don Brigiette Nielson's old role?
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Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

I cant imagine her saying she is doing it not to be doing it, but im not in love with her doing it.... way to many doing its in that post..

Posted by Green ankh

I hope not.  I do not think she can pull it off.
Posted by dondasch

As much as I don't mind Rose McGowan, Briggite>Rose for at least this role if not entirely.  I don't see Rose being able to bring the energy to the screen that Briggite was able to for the role

Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

I think the best thing Rose can do for this role is re vamp it for a newer generation, the original role was bad a** but still sexualised, maybe Rose can make it kinda Kill Bill style.. just pure bad a**

Posted by dondasch

I don't exactly equate bad a** with Rose McGowan.  She simply doesn't strike me of being able to do that.  Brigitte was far more formidable in being the expressive character that Sonja is.

Posted by .Mistress Redhead.
@dondasch: we saw it in the Grindhouse films, i think she can pull it off
Edited by AngelFrost

Wooooo :D
As you can tell from my icon, I can't wait for this movie.
And I saw her talking about Red Sonja on Twitter last weeek.
 
I think Rose looks amazing as Red Sonja, and I can see this movie being a combination of 300 and Sin City. with it's gritty tone and colour splashes.
 
I can't wait.
 

Posted by Decept-O

When Brigitte (correct spelling) Nielsen donned the Red Sonja chain mail back in the day, she was quite a stunning lad and very hot.   We all know however any hotness she had  evaporated into whatever bottle she's been hitting.   
 
Rose is an attractive woman with a lithe frame, and while I wouldn't mind one bit seeing her as Red Sonja I would opt for someone a bit more "Amazon-esque" but it isn't necessary. 
  I'd like to see another Red Sonja movie, whomever is cast. 
Posted by DorianOtten

i agree with the general consensus. she just isn,t physically suitable for the part she's only about 5'4''. red sonja's meant to be tall and athletic
Posted by Nova`Prime`

I wouldn't mind seeing Rose McGowan on Red Sonja :)

Posted by AngelFrost

 Geeze people are so negative  ¬¬
 Woo, let's all get Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba. Maybe Megan Fox while we're at it.
 
Rose is a good actress, Not as well known which is perfect. As looks go, she's beautiful, sexy and suits red hair, which most actresses can't pull off.
 
She obviously needs more muscle on her, but that's not a huge problem and it can be fixed easily. Which I'm sure they will do. Bridgitte was good, but she didn't exactly  look like Red Sonja, with her strawberry blonde hair.  Atleast they are trying this time.

Posted by dondasch
@AngelFrost said:
"  Geeze people are so negative  ¬¬  Woo, let's all get Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba. Maybe Megan Fox while we're at it. Rose is a good actress, Not as well known which is perfect. As looks go, she's beautiful, sexy and suits red hair, which most actresses can't pull off.  She obviously needs more muscle on her, but that's not a huge problem and it can be fixed easily. Which I'm sure they will do. Bridgitte was good, but she didn't exactly  look like Red Sonja, with her strawberry blonde hair.  Atleast they are trying this time. "
It's not at all about being negative.  She simply isn't the right person to be Red Sonja.  I cannot, for the life of me, see her fill the role that Brigitte (thank you Decept O) Nielsen made famous. 
 
@MistressRedhead  She didn't have that physical a role in the movie you're referencing.  Red Sonja will have a lot more to do with physicality, that CGI simply can't gloss over.
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@dondasch said:

" I don't exactly equate bad a** with Rose McGowan.  She simply doesn't strike me of being able to do that.  Brigitte was far more formidable in being the expressive character that Sonja is. "

She's like 6 and a half feet tall, though. You'd have to go to the WWE or something to find a woman like that, and she'd probably act about as well as Brigitte did. Which is fine, I think this movie only works if its corny as hell. If they think they're gonna do femme fatale 300, well that's just not going to work out for them.
I mean, this woman here isn't even wiry. How am I supposed to believe she can even pick up a sword with arms like that?
Posted by Illuminarch

Someone actually thinks Rose McGowan is a good actress? Pray tell, what were some of her good roles? She's not even attractive anymore. There's a reason she's only ever attached to Robert Rodriguez projects, and she only gets to star in those because she's humping him.

Posted by .Mistress Redhead.
@dondasch: in Grindhouse? she had a fairly physical role
Posted by EdwardWindsor

its gotta be better than the original lol

Posted by RaptorFratBoy

I think Rose McGowan kinda looks like a big-eyed frog-person, albeit with a mighty fine body attached. She has the build, and maybe with the right make-up and lighting, she can pull it off...but that "teaser" poster of her licking the sword immediately turns me off, because those eyes of hers...Well, for D&D fans, I'd call her a Bullywug with boobies. That's all I got.

Posted by MrCipher

Gotta admit, Rose McGowan has become something of a PSD in the last few years. Had I not known she was in Grindhouse I wouldn't have reconginized her and would have though "wow that woman looks a lot like Rose McGowan". 
I'm curious if she can pull off Red Sonja; I would rather not see a woman with a guy's physique in the role, but neither do I want a little pixie with a sword thats as long as she is tall. 
I have my doubts, but the promo poster up top is intriguing... 
Posted by Bruce Vain

I never thought Rose McGowan was attractive until I saw her in Grindhouse : Planet Terror. For some reason she looked sexy to me. Maybe cause she toned up and was more fit looking. I don't know what it was but she just looked good to me. But I don't know if I see her as Red Sonja. She might be able to pull it off , but to me it's hard to put her in the same boat with Bridgitte Nielsen. Since Bridgitte had that amazon quality and beauty to go along with it when she played Sonja. NOW these days her face looks like a catcher's mitt. lol. So yea I wouldn't be against Rose being Red Sonja, but I would maybe like to see someone more amazonish to play her. If not I'll settle for Rose.
Posted by NightFang

I hope this move is made but it better be done right!

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Kick ass movie heroines have been getting more respect in movies. Angelina Jolie really helps with her role as Lara Croft. Further encouraged by Kate Beckinsale  in the Underworld series. Women can kick ass and look good doing it.
 
Sadly, there have also been movies that hurt that cause. Such as the litterbox of a movie Catwoman starring Halle Berry. That took what deserved to be an amazing movie and turned it into a camp-fest. Here's hoping that after the next Batman movie they will develop a good characterization of Catwoman and that will cause a good spin off. I always hated the idea that Catwoman is some sort of super powered person who is revived by cats.

Posted by stereonovapostfun

I really liked McGowan in Planet Terror.. She was kind of a superhero in that movie -having a machine gun instead of a leg !- 
Rodriguez is a crazy genious,perfect for shooting action movies. 
So...I really don't have a doubt,that this movie will be a good one..
Posted by jefprice

We'll se it. 

Posted by welshguy79

Ewww. I may be in the minority here but that promo poster of her licking the sword... eww. Puts me right off the whole flick. Mind you, seeing as how its directed by Robert Rodrigeuz is another thing that puts me off it.

Posted by warlock360

I read  rosie o'donnell

Posted by Media_Master

I bet she likes her steak rare

Posted by babynaka2001

am i willing to give rose a chance?... not really sorry but i think a tree stump could act better then her, her voice alone is irratating.... yea we all kno why she has the role, like someone posted before she's humping rod! 
 yea the posters look great, but lets break it down ppl... how far can rose really carry this movie? 
 
she's already hurt herself...    

Rose McGowan injured her elbow on set of Red Sonja 
    9 September 2009 4:18 PM    

According to Fox News, actress Rose McGowan lost part of her elbow whilst in-training for her new role as the title character in the Red Sonja remake.

"I had wrist and elbow surgery and they took part of my elbow out. I had really bad nerve damage from doing stunts - I do a lot of my own stunts," McGowan recently told Tarts. "I could no longer use my arm, but now I can hold a fork and drive so we're working our way up. It'll probably be another six months of rehab, but It's the price you pay for being really limber and being able to do back flips!"

The news site says that production was brought to a standstill, though principal photography has not yet started. The word is the shoot will be put back for at least six months. More here.    

Posted by grimreaper1980

i hope not

Posted by wickedwillow

I like Rose but i have doubts about her pulling this movie off. Bridgett was tough and a total kick ass babe. Rose doesn't have experience in tough female action roles. They should've picked Milla joviach. She kicks ass plus she looks good with red hair.

Posted by CaptHowdy

Sorry, I am really jazzed about Rose McGowan playing Sonja for many reasons.  Action hero-wise, she was phenomenal in that Grindhouse film.  People that dis her size, heck if they can make hobbits on screen they can make her look tall enough.  She also can play an outright crazed lunatic which suits Sonja's anger issues toward men and everything else just fine!
 
I am so glad they chose someone who can actually ACT instead of just eye candy, although McGowan is awesome eye candy too.  It would have been a tragedy if they got some bubbly idiot or erm, Megan Fox with a wig to play the role.

Edited by CaptHowdy