Category: Colleagues About Liz
I (Adry) interviewed Alberto Frezza (who plays the Deputy Garrett Sykes on Dead of Summer) for Voice of TV. I also asked him a question about Elizabeth, I couldn’t resist! He said very lovely things about her:
VoTV: How’s working with Elizabeth Mitchell?
AF: Working with Elizabeth Mitchell has been an experience of a lifetime. Lost is one of my favourite TV shows and I spent hours watching her on TV. Elizabeth is a real professional, and since the first day she makes everyone feel at home. She’s sweet, very down to earth and sincere. She is a role model for any actor, also looking at her career and her values which I respect very much.
Yesterday someone on twitter asked him what he remembered from his first day on Dead Of Summer set and he answered:
meeting Elizabeth Mitchell for the first time!
He is a very nice guy and he is one of my favorite characters on the show. 🙂
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Aside from both Elizabeths, any chance to see any other Once or Lost alums coming on?
KITSIS: Charles Mesure plays the Sheriff, who played Black Beard. Did we have any Losties or Oncers?
HOROWITZ: There’s a storytelling spirit that is shared in the basis with working on all those shows.
KITSIS: When you have great working relationships with people, both collaborative and creatively, everybody will always want to work together. Again, this is our third show with Elizabeth Mitchell. We wrote the role for her. It’s our second show with Elizabeth Lail. We literally wrote the role for her.
HOROWITZ: The genesis of this show is an idea we were talking about, and then we had both Elizabeths on Once and we started to see them in those parts, and then we really started to write them, and thank god they both said yes to doing it.
Will the first season span the summer? What is your plan for future seasons?
KITSIS: Yeah, so every year will be a new year. So season one is 1989, season 2 could potentially be 1970. We could do a year that’s 2004 and then go back to 1948, but you will see touchstones, because sometimes it could be the kid of the counselors you saw or we could go back. In episode 6, which is Elizabeth Mitchell’s [big episode], we flashback to her summer in 1970, so we’re going to see other times of camp.
GOLDBERG: It’s mentioned in the episode, or at least in the signage on the camp, that the camp was founded in 1924. You also see that the history of the lake goes back even further than that. We would love, if successful, to jump around to different eras. We have a plan for how they can all tie together to wrap up to a conclusion that I think would be a lot of fun to do.
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So many of your projects involve some of the same actors, and Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail, who worked with you on Once Upon A Time, are back for this. What’s it like to work with them again?
HOROWITZ: It’s fantastic. I mean, this is the third show we’ve done with Elizabeth Mitchell and the second with Elizabeth Lail. When we were crafting these characters, they were who we were thinking of as we did it, and we were so thrilled they said yes and agreed to do it.
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This is not a big spoiler, but just in case… Tiera Skovbye will play 20 years old Deb in the episode 1×06 of Dead Of Summer. She’s very pretty, don’t you think? 🙂 Thanks so much Dead of Summer Wiki for the headup!
Spoiler TV wrote that the title of the episode is “The Dharma Burns” even tho from the call sheet posted by Dylan Neal we knew it was “The Dharma Bums”. Not sure which one is correct or if they changed it, but it’s “Dharma material” 😉 and well it’s pretty sure it is a Deb-centric episode. 😀
Yesterday there was a screening in LA of the pilot and there’s just been one today at ATXFestival. The promotion of this show looks cool!
During today’s panel Adam Horowitz and Ed Kitsis said they wrote Dead of Summer with Elizabeth and Elizabeth Lail in mind. 🙂
They also said every season will be a different year. The same actors will play different roles. WOW! This is so interesting! (Source)
They also said that Once Upon A Time is a show about hope. Dead of Summer is a show about identity.
“Every year’s going to be a different year, so season 2 might be 1970, season 3 might be 2004. If we did 1970, that might be the year of Deb. In 2004, it might be someone’s child. They’ll be linked through the history of the show, but every year will be different. Mark [Indelicato] is Blair, but next year, he could be a completely different character in 1970. He could be Blair’s dad.”
Kitsis elaborates: “If you just start killing everybody in every episode, you will actually find yourself detached, because who wants to befriend somebody that’s only going to leave them? My favorite TV shows are the ones that, when somebody dies, it really… evokes some emotion, and that’s what the John Hughes side of the characters is for. You really get to know these characters and fall in love with them so that if they get axe-murdered, you’re going to cry.”
Horowitz adds: “We want you to fall in love with the characters before we kill them.”
Well don’t even think to kill more Elizabeth Mitchell’s characters, please! *crying*
Click on “read more” for the full report by EW:
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Lana said that if she had to be another character on “Once Upon A Time”, she would like to be the Snow Queen. This is amazing also because Elizabeth said that Regina is one of her favorite characters and she loves watching her.
And Giancarlo Esposito said: “After Lana, Elizabeth Mitchell is my favourite person to work with. She’s lovely and wonderful and charismatic.”
We updated the page about what Liz’s costars say about her with the lastest quotes. The ones with word “NEW” in red are the new additions.
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Major Dodson, the kid who played young Danny on “Revolution” wrote this lovely thing about Liz:
Three years ago today I was on NBCs show Revolution. My “mom” Elizabeth Mitchell was seriously one of the nicest ladies I’ve ever met! #memories
Thanks so much Riley for the headup!
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There’s a new interview with Elizabeth about how she chooses her characters. 🙂 And we love your choices! Can’t wait to see Deb and Charlie Raon!
We also added the part of the interview with Mark and Zelda because Mark has very nice things to say about Liz. The reporter too. 🙂 LOVE IT! <3
And here’s also a picture from the interview:
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