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TV Guide Interview About Significant Others

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March 7, 1998

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The last time Elizabeth Mitchell watched herself on television, she had to keep jumping up to block the set from her father’s view. Not that she was ashamed of her work in January’s gritty HBO movie Gia, but it included several nude love scenes with actress Angelina Jolie. Happily, the 27-year-old can sit still for her new role, that of a “very organized, very funny” newlywed on the Fox comedy-drama Significant Others (premiere March 11, 9 PM/ET).

“It’s kind of thirtysomething about twentysomethings.” Mitchell says of the new series, which is from the producers of Party of Fie. “I’m married to my former boyfriend’s brother. There’s some tension between them” – a vast understatement. While the actress admits she does have sex scene in Others, “so far it’s just me in my underwear.” Laughing, she adds, “And even though everyone saw my breasts in Gia, I make them clear the set anyway.”


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GIA | Fort Worth Star-Telegram Interview

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EMFC_GIA_Elizabeth_Mitchell_M_00440.jpg“I don’t see why love scenes between two women should bother anyone,” says Jolie, who is married to Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting). “Sexuality shouldn’t be limited, either. I enjoyed doing the love scenes. Hopefully Elizabeth did, too. ”

She did, sort of. “It was work,” Mitchell admits. “I guess some people will find the scenes shocking. But we were all pretty comfortable with how things were on the set. I think it was executed quite tastefully. It’s a great film because of the way it’s told,” Mitchell continues. “Gia didn’t hold anything back. My character sort of fell under her spell, at least until she became a liability. But even after she pulled out of a relationship, she still cared for her. I guess Gia had that kind of effect on people. Come to think of it, so does Angie. “

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Gia | Variety Review

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EMFC_GIA_Elizabeth_Mitchell_M_00440.jpgUncompromisingly bleak, the artistically ambitious “Gia” is a “Boogie Nights” for the 1980s. The cautionary biopic, a mesmerizing tour de force for lead Angelina Jolie, achieves its goal of illustrating that a supermodel need not have an eating disorder to become wholly self-destructive. A needle in the arm proves just as effective as a finger down the throat.

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Elizabeth Mitchell Starring in “Significant Others”

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significant others stills (7).jpgSIGNIFICANT’ MOVES: “Party of Five” creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman have set Scott Bairstow, Eion Bailey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Weatherly and Elizabeth Mitchell as the stars of “Significant Others,” their new series creation produced by Columbia TriStar for the Fox Network.

The ensemble drama, which has a six-episode commitment, begins shooting Dec. 4. Fox will launch it in March.

The best known in the young cast is Bairstow, who starred in the Warner Bros. film “Wild America” and the “Lonesome Dove” syndie series. He will play one-third of a triangle of best friends, with two guys carrying a torch for their galpal. The other sides of the triangle are played by Bailey and Garner (she co-starred in the indie “Washington Square” and will be seen in the Woody Allen-directed “Deconstructing Harry”).

Weatherly, who just finished Whit Stillman’s “The Last Days of Disco,” plays Bailey’s brother, who in the pilot spontaneously marries Mitchell, the ex-girlfriend of his brother.

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L.A. Firefighters | Interview With Elizabeth

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LAFirefighters elizabeth mitchell.jpgElizabeth Mitchell (Loving) finds herself putting out fires on the home front in the new Fox series L.A. Firefighters. Her character, Laura Malloy, is a schoolteacher who is uneasy with her husband’s dangerous job as a fireman.

“She’s strong woman who is totally confused right now,” say Mitchell. “She’s crazy in love with her husband, Jack (Jarrod Emick), but he is constantly gone, and she is always afraid is going to die. She’s a mothering person who’s always wanted a mothering-type life and she doesn’t have one.”

The actress is used to the Sturm und Drang – she was on a soap, after all – but the on-location shooting schedule and single-camera technique have taken some getting used to.

“I enjoy it, but it is very hard. One day I had to burst into tears about 100 times, ” she recalls. “It was for three or four different shots of one scene, so that was really fascinating for me. On the soap you did the same scene once, maybe twice and only three times if you were really bad.”

“Being outside is weird, too,” Mitchell continues. “It’s physically a lot harder than soaps because you’re awake longer and on the set longer. All my stuff is done on location. We’ve shot on a beach and on a playground – even our bedroom is on locations!”

These bedroom scenes are pretty steamy, thanks to the hunky Emick, who made a name for himself on Broadway (including Miss Saigon and Damn Yankees, for which he won a Tony) before heading west.

According to Mitchell, “All the women on the set were saying ‘My god, where did he come from?’ Our first scene was a love scene, by the way. I had never met him before, but he is delightful. He’s a strong actor, and he’s right there with you in every scene.”

Mitchell keeps in touch with her former Loving co-stars “in a roundabout way, through different members of the crew.  Everyone is so spread out these days, but sometimes I’ll see someone and it’s great.”


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Elizabeth Mitchell leaving Loving

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April 11, 1995

sod 41195.jpgHow will Elizabeth Mitchell leave Loving behind?
Elizabeth Mitchell (Dinah Lee Mayberry)

When Trucker (Robert Tyler) went off in search of Trisha (Noelle Beck), sources on the set speculated that Dinah Lee’s days in Corinth were numbered. They were right. Mitchell will leave the show for storyline-dictated reasons, confirms a spokesperson for Loving. At press time, the rep could not provide Mitchell’s last air date.

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