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The golden girl of summer! | Interview with Elizabeth Mitchell

This is a new and very interesting interview with Elizabeth by Huffingtonpost. It’s about Dead of Summer and The Purge: Election Year.

She wants to work with Steven Spielberg and on Game Of Thrones. We have two more seasons of that show (just watched last week’s finale and it was so great!) we need to get Liz on there and in anything that involves Spielberg! 😛

The author of the article loves Liz so much, he wrote really AMAZING things. Don’t miss his introduction, it’s so great!!!! 🙂 Click on “read more” to read the full interviews and some nice comments about Elizabeth he posted on twitter!


By Andrew Cristi

Just in case there’s a chance you’re unfamiliar with the name Elizabeth Mitchell, you’re definitely familiar with her credits. The striking blond, blue-eyed beauty got her start in what was easily the best television movie (and maybe even the best movie) of all time, starring opposite Angelina Jolie in HBO’s Gia. For an actress to be able to hold her own, let alone shine so bright next to Angelina Jolie- especially in such a tour de force- is an accomplishment worthy of genuflection. But, Mitchell wasn’t just there for support, she lent a special touch to the film that made it one of the best love stories in modern cinema. And she has been bringing that talent and passion to every role she has graced ever since. From Lost, to V, to Revolution, to Once Upon a Time, fans have fallen in love with the dynamic actress time and time again as she always manages to resonate with their heart and souls. There is a certain power in Mitchell’s performances that can never be ignored.
Now, Mitchell has landed herself on Freeform’s new spooky coming of age campfire tale; Dead Of Summer. The series, which blends Nightmare on Elm Street and John Hughes teen movies, finds a rag-tag bunch of teenagers finding their way through life and mystery at a potentially haunted summer camp in 1989. If the plot already sounds too youthful for your tastes? So will the first ten minutes. But, the minute Mitchell comes on screen she glows like a reassuring beacon of light, reminding audiences just how captivating she can be- which was most likely the ploy of producers Edward Kitsis, Ian Goldberg, and Adam Horowitz, who had worked with Mitchell on both Lost and Once Upon a Time, realizing anything the actress touches turns to watchable gold. She is the Heather Locklear to their Aaron Spelling, their go-to golden girl, and for audiences that might feel alienated by the subject matter or the ages on Dead Of Summer, Mitchell’s familiar face and strong acting will suck them right back in.
And when she’s not stealing the small screen, she will be making waves on the big screen as well with the ever-pertinent horror flick The Purge; Election Year. As if the timing couldn’t be more perfect, the film comes out during our own wild election year which makes for a pretty meta experience. Mitchell plays presidential front runner Charlene Roan, a strong-willed woman who is trying to put an end to the madness.
But, strong female characters are no rarity on Mitchell’s impressive resume. The roles she plays and the films she chooses really help give women an important voice and tell more valuable stories for women- and these characters are no exception. So extremely beloved among fans for the amazing women she’s portrayed, there is no doubt that both of her new characters will become just as iconic.
Here, she took some time to talk about these characters, playing such strong roles, and what else she would love to do!

So, you are now on Dead Of Summer  which is by executive producers Edward Kitsis, Ian Goldberg, and Adam Horowitz- a team you’ve worked with on Lost and Once Upon A Time. Talk about this working relationship a bit, and what can be expected from Dead Of Summer.
I love those guys, Eddie, Ian and Adam- and I always have such faith in them that they will give me a great character to work with. People originally asked me why I might want to do a “teen show” and I just shrugged it off because I knew that I was in such wonderful, capable hands and that they had never let me or audiences down in the past. The character that I play, Deb, is a really great character because she worked really hard to rebuild this camp and she sees that something could be getting in the way of what she reconstructed and that worries her, so she is doing everything she can to keep this vision safe.

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The Purge: Election Year | More Reviews And Box Office Update

The_Purge_Election_Year_Box_Office_Elizabeth_MitchellFinishing strong in second position was WB’s The Legend of Tarzan while Universal’s The Purge: Election Year also over-performed, tripling its budget in its first three days of release.

Coming in third is Universal’s The Purge: Election Year with a very strong $30.8 million three-day, heading toward a four-day weekend that could top $35 million. The three-day performance is just a hair over the $29.8 million brought in by The Purge: Anarchy two years ago as the franchise is showing zero signs of decay now that it has three films under its belt. Given the $10 million production budget and the fact Election Year scored the highest CinemaScore of all three Purge films it almost goes without saying a fourth film is likely in the works.


This massive change in direction majorly helps with the watch-ability of the film immensely as does the game and ever so badass, Frank Grillo, who proves himself to be a formidable action star as does his co-star, Elizabeth Mitchell.

Source: movieinsider | More reviews

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The Purge: Election Year | Reviews And Box Office

We wish we could see this movie so badly but it’s not been released here yet, so we keep reading what people think and how it is going, trying not to get spoilered. We found a few more nice things. 🙂


‘The Purge: Election Year’ Review: The Race For President Just Got Even More Horrifying

After the success of 2013’s low-budget horror thriller The Purge, followed the next year by The Purge: Anarchy, it was inevitable that there would be more in this clever, diabolically cynical and violent series of films that are made for modest cost, but produce big returns.
The Purge: Election Year, a timely title if ever there was one, is the most entertaining of the bunch, and with voter dissatisfaction at an all-time high, you have to think that moviegoers just may be in the mood for a different kind of presidential race than the one that is heating up right now. Who would have guessed that The Purge would provide some of the most exciting political fireworks of the year?
Writer/director James DeMonaco has this formula down pat, but the currency of this edition gives it an added value in addition to sharp production quality that belies the low $10 million budget. Grillo is a terrific leading man, making a credible action hero but not overdoing it. Mitchell is just fine as the Senator, as is Williamson. Ultimately the star of this is really the concept and it makes for a very watchable and durable franchise. Hopefully it doesn’t give the GOP or Democrats any ideas though of purging each other. Things are bad enough.

Source: deadline

You can read more reviews at this page. We also watched this video of people interviewed after seeing the movie and they were very happy about it. 🙂


The_Purge_Election_Year_Box_Office_Elizabeth_MitchellThursday preview results are coming in and The Purge: Election Year got off to a great start, pulling in $3.64 million from 2,343 theaters. This is an improvement over both of the previous films which saw 2013’s The Purge bring in $3.44 million and 2014’s The Purge: Anarchy bring in $2.64 million. This is also ahead of the $3.4 million The Conjuring 2 brought in just a few weeks ago before it went on to open with $40.4 million over the three-day. The big test will be in the Election Year‘s overall Friday number, which will include Thursday’s previews. Should it bring in a little over $16 million we’re definitely looking at a weekend that could hit $30+ million for the three day and perhaps top $40 million for the four-day holiday. As of right now Mojo’s forecast below for the film is looking light.

Source: boxofficemojo

The Purge is doing even better than other movies which have more theaters that are showing them. Pretty awesome! HAHA!

The BFG:  3,357 theaters
The Legend of Tarzan: 3,561 theaters
The Purge 3:  2,796 theaters

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Box Office Prediction | The Purge: Election Year

Following Elizabeth for so many years, we know that box office, ratings, money and being famous are not why she decided to be an actress and why she keeps doing it after all these years. One of the reasons why we admire her so much is her true love for this art and the fact that she is always true to herself. Being true to herself means being true to the people who follow her, admire her and love her so much. That doesn’t mean that we are not extremely happy and incredibly proud when we read articles like the one below. We don’t want to repeat what we said a few weeks ago about how we feel about Elizabeth, but these past few weeks with the new show (Dead Of Summer) and a new movie in theaters have been pretty special. So guys, go to see The Purge this weekend.
This woman has an extraordinary talent and an amazingly huge heart that can inspire us all.

UPDATE: New article added. WOOOOW!


‘Purge: Election Year’ Sets Off Fireworks On Thursday Night, Beating ‘BFG’ & ‘Tarzan’

Universal’s/Blumhouse/Platinum Dunes threequel Purge: Election Year scored the most dough last night with $3.64M at 2,343 theaters; the biggest preview night for any Purge movie. This blew away Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s The Legend of Tarzan which made $2.55M and Disney/Walden Media’s The BFG which grossed $775K.

Even though tracking has both Tarzan and The BFG with an opening in the low $30Ms, some are expecting Purge: Election Year to surprise, and to be the best of the wide entries, despite the fact that it has been tracking in the mid to high $20Ms for four-days. The first two Purge movies have grossed over $201M worldwide. Believe it or not, the fact that it has been a wild election year; that’s one of the touchstones here in regards to the third title’s appeal. The first Purge made $3.44M in previews before surprising June 2013 moviegoers and the industry with a $34M opening (final domestic $64M). The Purge: Anarchy in July 2014 made $2.64M in previews, a slightly smaller opening weekend of $29.8M and more in the end stateside with $72M.

Election Year has the best reviews at 57% rotten out of the horror trilogy, but let’s face it, that genre is the last vestige of critic-proof movies.

Source: deadline

The_Purge_Box_Office_Prediction_Elizabeth_MitchellThree new wide releases are wiggling their way into an already-crowded market, each gunning for big business across the traditionally lucrative Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Finding Dory, however, is setting its sights on a third straight No. 1 finish, likely edging out stiff competition from The Purge: Election Year, the latest entry in Universal’s wildly popular genre series. Warner Bros. is opening its expensive Legend of Tarzan in wide release, while Disney sets The BFG loose after a well received Cannes debut in May.

Can the week’s new releases finally dethrone Dory? Here’s how the July 1–4 holiday weekend box office battle could play out:

2. The Purge: Election Year – $30 million
The third film in Universal and Blumhouse’s increasingly popular series, The Purge: Election Year looks to continue the upward trend of inexpensive, R-rated horror films making a killing at the domestic box office, following The Conjuring 2’s impressive $40.4 million start earlier in June.

With a small budget ($10 million) and a compelling premise (to reduce annual crime rates, the government makes all crime legal for one day, allowing citizens to “purge” their frustrations), The Purge: Election Year is primed to match the profitable success of its predecessors as it opens on 2,787 theaters this weekend. Defying expectations, The Purge: Election Year also managed to impress critics, a rare feat for a horror film sequel, as it currently stands at 61 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film’s large, built-in fanbase (the previous Purge titles grossed $64.5 million and $72 million in 2013 and 2014, respectively) waited two years for the third film to arrive, and their anticipation is manifesting itself in strong social media activity for Election Year, with Box Office Pro reporting that nearly 10,000 tweets about the film were posted over the last three days. Election Year is also a timely entry as it hits theaters at a moment when the U.S. presidential election is kicking into high gear.

Tracking around 15 percent higher than the second Purge film in terms of online activity, The Purge: Election Year should wind up with around $27 million to $32 million for the 4-day weekend.

Source: EW

Oh and this is cool because they called her “the queen of sci-fi” 😛

What has Elizabeth Mitchell been doing since she finished Once Upon a Time?  

The queen of sci-fi—Lost, V and Revolution—is hot right now with two new projects. In Dead of Summer, airing Tuesday nights on TV’s Disney-owned Freeform network, Mitchell, 46, plays the owner of a summer camp where something is not right—cue the scary music! And she’s a U.S. senator who wants to eliminate deadly Purge Night in The Purge: Election Year, the third chapter of the popular horror franchise, now in theaters.

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The Purge: Election Year | 3 Trailers

We found this nice comment on a blog.

As always, Mitchell brings a certain class to the proceedings.  She simply exudes poise and intelligence and plays her role perfectly.  Her Senator Roan represents the voice of reason that is sorely needed in a society that is plagued by fear and insecurity.  It’s a voice that is speaking to the characters and to the audience.  The role is important and carries a responsibility with it that Mitchell carries effortlessly.

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Dead Of Summer | Reviews

We collected a bunch of nice reviews of Dead Of Summer here or nice reviews about Elizabeth.

“You can find out who you are here. You can be who you want to be,” Deb tells her young charges in that wonderfully warm voice Mitchell can use so well.

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TONIGHT’S MIGHT-SEE: “Dead of Summer” debut, 9 p.m., Freeform.

In our overcrowded world, this is what we dream of – a lakeside summer camp, dark and quiet and … well, ominous. “No cars, no phones, no weapons, no lock on the doors …. They wouldn’t find the bodies for days,” one guy says helpfully. Clearly, it’s “Friday the 13th” turf.

“Dead” has the terrific Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) as the owner, surrounded by newcomers. Some are appealing – especially Elizabeth Lail, who was Anna (the “Frozen” princess) in “Once Upon a Time” — as troubled ingenue Amy. Some characters (especially the workman) ring false, but it’s a solid start.

Source: rgj

And the “adult” characters range from the eerily creepy, but charming head of the camp, played wonderfully by Elizabeth Mitchell, to the young, eye candy cop, played by Alberto Frezza.

Source: Beautiful Ballard

DEAD OF SUMMER 9 p.m. on Freeform. It’s the late 1980s, and seven counselors are plotting the best summer of their lives at Camp Stillwater, which has just reopened after being closed for years. Elizabeth Mitchell plays Deb, the new owner, who has poured everything she has into resurrecting the place she loved as a child and hired six former campers to work there. But — and you knew it was inevitable — something wicked this way comes.

Source: NY Times

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Dead Of Summer | On-Set Photos and Reviews

We are only 2 days away from Dead Of Summer premiere and 5 days from The Purge: Election Year. 😀 This is going to be a great week for Liz’s fandom!!!

The official site of the show posted this two caps of Liz from the interview session.

Since they uploaded the interview where she says “It’s really fun and scary, and it’s nice to be scared. And you cuddle more with the people that you love!” they also wrote:

Aaaawwww Elizabeth Mitchell is a romantic at heart! We’re all about cuddles.

We also found these reviews:

We also picked three characters from the list for you to start rooting. Based on their past success, it can be assumed that these stars might prove to be the major attractions of “Dead of Summer.”

#1 Elizabeth Mitchell– She is an Emmy-nominated American actress known for her role as Doctor Juliet Burke on the ABC series Lost. Other than that, she wowed her fans as the female lead Charlene Roan in “The Purge.” In “Dead of Summer” viewers will see Mitchell as Deb, the owner of Camp Stillwater.

Source: australianetworknews

Elizabeth Mitchell, while not a very big part in the pilot, entertains as always, proving why I still love her after all these years. She plays Deb, who has poured everything she has into re-opening this camp.

Source: spoilertv

BTW we don’t think she is not a big part of the pilot. The show has a huge main cast and a few recurring characters and the first episode is Amy-centric so it’s not like they didn’t give so much attention to Elizabeth. Don’t get discourage by that and watch Dead Of Summer. She has 7 scenes in the first episode and they are all wonderful. 🙂

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The Summer’s Most Terryfying Films | The Purge: Election Year

The Purge: Election Year is on the list of the 4 most terryfying films of the Summer by Access Hollywood. This is a small video with the trailer and the plot of the movie:


The Summer’s Most Terrifying Films

Some movies may be leaving you screaming in fear this summer! Here’s a look at “The Conjuring 2,” “The Shallows,” “The Purge: Election Year” and “Lights Out.”

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