|the art of being rose|
|One of six children, McGowan was a citizen of the world at an early age. Raised in Italy, she spent her childhood traveling throughout Europe. She returned to the U.S. to attend high school in Seattle.
A chance trip to Los Angeles resulted in her being cast in the film The Doom Generation. Her performance in Gregg Araki's dark and stylish road movie earned her a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards. Also in 1996, Rose appeared in Wes Craven's smash hit Scream as Sydney's (Neve Campbell) doomed best friend who met with an unseemly death under a garage door
|Make Love, Not War : "I'm glad my character is finally starting to get some action. She's got a bit of a revolving door going with men. Now, I just need to make sure the guys are cute. Perhaps I should ask for casting approval?"
Killing Him Softly: "Killing Cole wasn't difficult. I had the support of my family. They wanted me to. And besides, I had to do it for the good of mankind."
Truth Or Dare? "I'm always up for a challenge. I like taking chances. I have jumped out of a plane. That was fun. I was the only one in the group who landed perfectly so I don't want to do it again. I don't want to tempt fate. Next I'd like to climb the pyramids."
On A Wing And A Prayer: "If I could have special powers, I would definitely want to have the ability to fly. I can entertain myself walking down the street, but flying down the street, now that would be fun!"
Seeing Red: "I don't know how much longer I'm going to keep this hair color. It granted me some anonymity for a while but that's over. The problem is, I am easily bored. I don't like looking at myself everyday."
Four Letter Words and Other Faux Pas: "I am notorious for being the retarded one on the set. I mess up constantly. I cuss too much and I am always calling myself Phoebe or Piper by mistake. I like to think I add some levity to the work situation."