Five Favorite Films with Rose McGowan
The Conan the Barbarian star also talks about the new film and growing up watching old movies in Italy.
Over the course of her 19-year career, Rose McGowan has established quite an eclectic resume, working with notable directors across several genres and moving effortlessly between film and television. She landed her first movie role in the Pauly Shore comedy Encino Man and later garnered praise for her portrayal of a troubled teen fugitive in The Doom Generation. For the next decade, McGowan split her time mostly between smaller, independent movies and a career-defining role on the fantasy drama Charmed until her involvement in the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez project Grindhouse brought her front and center again.
This week, she continues her string of strong but flawed female characters as the evil sorceress Marique in Marcus Nispel's Conan the Barbarian, and we were happy to chat with her about the film. When asked about her Five Favorite Films, McGowan said, "I'll probably do five of my favorite films, because they're always different. I always have to go by genre, too, my tops in each genre. There are many more. Doris Day films, Preston Sturges films; I'm a total geek." She not only gave us her Five Favorite Films, but also talked about what it was like growing up and watching movies overseas, and how she influenced a rather taboo relationship in Conan. Read on for the full interview!
Night of the Hunter (1955, 98% Tomatometer)
Out of the Past (1947, 96% Tomatometer)
Some Like It Hot (1959, 98% Tomatometer)
Next, McGowan talks about growing up watching movies in Italian and how she made her Conan character slightly taboo.