It's been a few years since the lovely Rose McGowan has appeared on screen. Known for her portrayals of tough, sexual, and sassy heroines in horror and/or supernatural properties McGowan took a hiatus from Hollywood over the past couple of years to recuperate from an accident and focus on personal/family matters.
Never one to act the dormouse McGowan marks her return to acting with the larger than life villainess Marique in this weekend's event film release Conan the Barbarian. The Charmed actress once again plays a woman endowed with magical abilities, though this time she uses them for strictly nefarious purposes.
In a role originally written for a man McGowan plays a sorceress committed to helping her father find the tools he needs to resurrect her dead mother - so they can (as a family) take over the world and rain a torrent of bloodshed and misery upon it. Marique is both ruthless and just a little bit creepy (to say she has "daddy issues" is a vast understatement).
We had the chance to sit down with McGowan at the Los Angeles press event for Conan to talk about whether she conferred with actor Stephen Lang (who plays her father in the film) about the odd Electra complex her character seems to have, the connection between broad comedy and playing a villain, as well as the sometimes lonely life of an actress on set.
Take a look at our interview and the synopsis for the film below.
Marcus Nispel directs a cast that includes Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui and Ron Perlman from a script by Thomas Dean Donnelly & Joshua Oppenheimer and Sean Hood.
Conan The Barbarian opens in theatres this Friday, August 19th.
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