This is amazing! I just can’t with her. One of the things I like about Liz is that she is a fan too, just like us. AWWW!
Even as Revolution wraps its first season tonight (NBC, 10 p.m. ET), Elizabeth Mitchell still can’t believe the reception to the show. “Stephen King loves Revolution. Who the heck does that happen to?” she says. “He came as a guest into the editing room, and I couldn’t believe it. I’m a huge fan of his. I’m always amazed at the people who watch what I’m doing.” She hopes he, like other viewers, will enjoy the season finale’s payoff. “I think it’s enormously gratifying,” she says. She starts to say more, then stops herself. We’ll let her off the spoiler hook this time because she was willing to reveal what TV show she thinks should be remade (it involves an island!), who she wrote a fan letter to when she was young, and what her most prized and geekiest pop culture possessions are in our latest EW Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch it below.Bonus questions!
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Since I bought an online version of Geek Magazine (I haven’t still got my issue yet è_é), I managed to get the photos in HQ. Enjoy! 🙂
Genuine Beauty – Elizabeth Mitchell on Rachel Matheson
Once upon a time, if you Googled the words “geek goddess,” Elizabeth Mitchell was the first subject to pop up, thanks to a 2009 article in EW. The actress laughs about the phone call she received from her father telling her she wasn’t supposed to “let her freak flag fly,” but that’s exactly what’s so great about her: An Emmy nomination for Lost, a lead role on the short-lived V and a love of both comic books and Joss Whedon make her pretty freaking awesome.
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This is an interview from TCA (January 2013) but they’ve just released that.
Elizabeth Mitchell fights the militia and Monroe
On NBC’s REVOLUTION, renewed for a second year and now coming to the end of its first season Monday nights at 10, electrical power has been gone from the world for fifteen years. In the series created by Eric Kripke, this means things are tough all over, but Elizabeth Mitchell’s character Rachel Matheson has had an especially hard time. Her family has believed her to be dead for over a decade, she’s just spent four years as a prisoner of would-be world conqueror Monroe (David Lyons), her son Danny (Graham Rogers) has been killed and she’s having a rocky relationship with daughter Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos).
In contrast, actress Mitchell – Juliet Burke on LOST, more recently human freedom fighter Erica Evans on V and Santa Claus’ spouse in THE SANTA CLAUSE 2 and 3 – says she’s having a blast enacting Rachel’s travails. At an event set up by ABC for the Television Critics Association, Mitchell, born in Los Angeles and raised in Texas, talks about playing an embattled woman in an era of crisis.
AX: Is there anything you do differently when you’re playing somebody who’s in a slightly altered world than somebody who’s in the reality that we’re living in now?
ELIZABETH MITCHELL: I try to always just be aware of what’s going on. I’m such a reactive actor – I just react to what’s around me. It’s an easy job for me if I have great people. I just listen and react. That’s pretty much my thing. So yeah, this world, it creates a completely different [environment] – you’re more protective of yourself, you’re more guarded.
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Remember the tweet posted by The Nature Conservancy? Now they published an interview with Elizabeth and Billy Burke. I don’t know why Liz’s Q&A is the smallest of all. 🙁 Anyway this’s her part:
Conservancy Talk: What’s your favorite movie set in nature?
Actor Elizabeth Mitchell: Probably Enchanted April. The awakening of the land so beautifully mirrored the awakening of the characters.
Conservancy Talk: What’s your favorite energy-saving tip?
Elizabeth Mitchell: Read. Talk to the ones you love. Play board games and marbles by candlelight.
Conservancy Talk: Why is protecting the planet important to you?
Elizabeth Mitchell: It’s all we have. It’s our boat. It my son’s future. Our children’s future.
Conservancy Talk: What was your most memorable experience in nature?
Elizabeth Mitchell: I was on a walk with my son and a tiny owl landed right in front of us. Magical.
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The Nature Conservancy posted this Elizabeth’s quote on twitter.
Why is protecting the planet so important? @nbcrevolution’s Elizabeth Mitchell: “It’s my son’s future. Our children’s future.” #EarthDay
— Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) April 22, 2013
They already released an interview with Zak Orth and Matt Pitts (writer) by Eric Kripke. We hope there will be an interview with Elizabeth soon. In the mean time Happy Earth Day and don’t miss Elizabeth on Revolution tonight. We posted a screencapture from the episode 1×14 “The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia” on facebook.
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