Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Rose McIver Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
There’s no use beating yourself up about what you can’t change.
I work with a stylist called Devon Nuszer and a makeup artist called Aaron Barry, and between those two, I trust them implicitly. I have the things I do over and over again and that I feel safe with, but they inspire me to take risks, and I trust them so much.
The reason I feel like I act is because you get to live a million different lives in one. I don’t have to go about my life, just being easy-going New Zealander Rose. Sometimes I can inhabit a feisty, vicious character. Sometimes I can inhabit a painfully shy British girl, or whatever it might be.
When I was about five, I could do a vaguely decent American accent – straight through kind of decent – and ‘Hercules’ needed some kids. I definitely wasn’t a good actor.
I had to do a Northern England accent once, and I didn’t have much time, so I went and pored through YouTube. There are all sorts of resources out there. The Internet has made that much more affordable. Don’t break your neck to spend your money.
Say a piece of pottery is broken, and it’s fixed, and they use gold in the adhesive and in the sealant. It becomes more precious than it was before it was broken in the first place.
What I love about my work is the variety and not knowing what’s coming next, and being able to embrace something for a period of time and know something new is going to follow.
I bring ideas to set, and I’m more than willing for those to be affected and be malleable based on what the other person gives me. I don’t know what another actor is going to give me, on the day, and I don’t want to be so hard and fast in my technique that I’m not open to what’s coming.
My most vivid memory – it’s actually one of my first memories – I was three, and I was the youngest angel in the show production. And I remember being absolutely desperate for the toilet. I needed to wee really badly. So I was crossing my legs when I was walking down.
Tinker Bell is a great wing woman. And as somebody pointed out to me, she is also a winged woman.
My brother was scouted for a commercial when he was three, and it was just because he could speak clearly and was well behaved, basically. I don’t think he had any amazing acting ability at that age – although he is actually a great actor.
Tinker Bell needs a Tinker Bell. She needs someone plotting for her. I certainly think that it’s something she wants.
I don’t ever want to feel like my whole life is laid out before me and I know exactly what’s gonna happen. That would be so boring.
My mom used cold cream her whole life, and she’s got great skin!
My school of thought with going into a character is that you have to understand where they come from, and you have to empathize with them.
Allison Janney, I’m such a big fan of. Especially the way she conducts herself on a personal level, it’s so beautiful. She’s this fun, gracious person.
When I look at jobs, one of the most relevant questions I ask is, ‘Is this something I’ve done before, or is it a chance to experience a new context, tone and relationship?’ I also ask if it’s a story worth telling and a character with a reason to exist… someone who reflects the human condition.
My motivation is to get a deeper understanding and exploration of something that I want to know about the human condition. So, that’s what I look for in the material I read: if it’s asking a genuine question about a concept of the world that interests me. And also, it helps if it’s a context that I find interesting.
The great thing about being an actor in a film is that you’re able to start knowing exactly where you’re going to finish and really paint something in between. You can work to know the arc you need to build. Whereas in television, it is open-ended, and you’re constantly guessing. There are pros and cons to both.
I also have a role model back in New Zealand, a woman called Miranda Harcourt. She’s an actress and a writer. Her willingness to stay open to material is really great. I read a lot, and I try to watch and listen to diverse material.
The best way to study to be an actor is to interact genuinely with the people around you and observe and listen.
I do think of myself very strongly as a New Zealander, but when I moved out to the States, I was aware that I didn’t want to just live in a satellite community of only other New Zealanders.
I don’t really have a drive toward being a director at all. Not that I wouldn’t rule it out, but I just don’t think my instincts lie necessarily in a very visual way. But I am very interested in storytelling, narrative and character development, so writing is something that I absolutely want to do.
I’ve done a lot of drama, and as a lifestyle, going to work and laughing every day is just great. It’s great for your mental health, and it’s great for setting up a nice year.
There is humor in the darkest of moments – People who I have loved and passed away, and very high stake situations where you can’t help but laugh. I think that’s very human.