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Stephanie – May 27, 2017 – Paris (France)

When rosemciversource.net meets Rose McIver…

On May 27, 2017, I had the immense pleasure and the incredible chance to meet Rose McIver.

To begin with, I had the chance to participate in Rose McIver‘s ‘Meet and Greet’ (private session of questions/answers with 10 to 20 people maximum). At first, Rose tried to make us feel comfortable, not stressed. She asked us where we came from, if we were all talking French or other languages. To continue, we went around the table and everyone was able to ask the question he wanted. Here is what we learned.

  • She finished filming ‘Brampton’s Own’ 2 weeks before the fanmeet.
  • She told us the Netflix movie is a family movie. Its also a Christmas movie. It was very cold to film as there was snow.
  • She is actually learning FRENCH, and she actually understand it well! She wants to practice a lot this weekend.
  • She told us than the brains taste is very bad. One time, she eated the pizza all around the piece of brains and they tell her, ‘eat the part with the brain’. ahah
  • She said that Jennifer Morrison is an awesome director. When, they filmed ‘Demon Days’, it was the first time Jennifer directed something.
  • She was sad that Jennifer Morrison’s play opened stage 1 week after she was leaving the US.

The second part of my meeting with Rose McIver was the photoshoot one. What an adorable person is she! I told her in french that I had two  pictures with her. I said that I would like a hug for the first one and she was like ‘Oh yeah, of course!’. For the second picture, we took a ‘zombie’ one, it was very funny. She was really, really so sweet.

Now, I will talk to you about this magical moment who happened during the afternoon. I had the immense honor of being part of the second edition of the ‘Fandom United‘. We raised money for a few charities supported by the ‘Once Upon a Time‘ actors, thanks to amazing & very generous donators. We were lucky, during the group photos, to give the check to all the actors. When we waited for the green light, to give them the check, Rose McIver immediately noticed it and told Colin O’Donoghue ‘Oh! What is this check ?!’. When it was time to give them, Rose immediately grabbed it on her hands and said, ‘Woow, it’s amazing!!’ She was really surprised and delighted to see what we had been able to pick up. She added that she wanted to keep it. All the actors were really delighted and it was a very beautiful moment.

The best time for me is the one that will follow. After having done the autograph with Sam Witwer (who is also an incredibly kind & funny person!), It was Rose McIver‘s turn. I was very stressed about giving her the great ‘iZombie Cookbook‘ I had made several weeks ago. The first thing I wanted to do, was to give her this book before asking her for the autograph. I gave it to her and she was like ‘Wooooooow’. I told her ‘I don’t know if you remember it on Twitter’, and she said ‘Yeeeeah, I remember!! You made it? I looooove it, it’s amazing.’. She turned all pages, looked inside and was really delighted and surprised that I offer it to her.

I then asked her if it was possible that she would make an autograph for the site, showing her “rosemciversource.net” which appears at the bottom of iZombie’s recipe book. She then said ‘Oh! Is that you too ?! I’ve heard people saying great things about it.’ and she added something like ‘It’s really nice. It’s amazing!’.

Before meeting her, I heard all the fans say that she was adorable, very nice, listening. And now, I can only approve that. She is an incredably natural, funny person, very attentive, patient. I’ve done a lot of conventions and met a great number of actors and I can tell you that shee’s one of the most amazing actresses I’ve ever met. She is really very grateful, she takes time for all her fans. Actually, I can’t believe I met her and, I can’t believe how generous she was. And all that, is very objective! (ahah) I have seen people have a real heart stroke for her, without being a fan before. If one day, you have the opportunity to meet her. DO IT. You won’t regret it.

Stephanie – February 28, 2021 (Worldwide, Virtual)

After having missed her several times (in Los Angeles, in Paris) these past years, in February 2021 I finally had the opportunity to see Rose McIver again, virtually this time through “Zoom“. It was an exceptional event, I was able to participate in various small virtual meeting sessions with her and other fans.

I participated in a meeting also called “Q&A” where we were only a handful of fans, where I was able to see fans that I already knew thanks to social networks, it was very intimate. The organizer gave enough time to everyone and we could ask all the questions we wanted. We also played a kind of Pictionary online, it was really fun.

I then had a session called “1 and 1(it’s like a video call between you and the actor). I was really stressed & was afraid of expressing myself badly and not understanding everything because English is not my mother tongue. But I have to say that I’m used to hearing Rose‘s voice and accent in all her interviews so I think it was easier for me. It was absolutely amazing, the wait for all these years was definitely worth it. Rose was amazing and we were able to discuss a lot of things, the time went by way too fast (note to myself, next time I’ll order more call time!). She is really attentive, she’s down to earth and so so kind.

Finally, I had ordered a souvenir video (the actor record himself using the information you sent him; for example, it can be advice for such and such a thing, a message of support, anything). I’ve ordered a video were I introduced myself, my fansite. In addition, I received a second Happy Birthday video, in fact, my husband ordered another video as a surprise for me (the event took place on February 28 and my birthday is on March 13, it was the perfect timing! I received it just in time!).

This was such a memorable experience.

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