Things have been quite slow recently has Rose is getting ready to film The Good Fight Season 2, which, thanks to co-star Cush Jumbo who released the information on her Instagram, we know will start shooting on October 18th (until around February 2018), but I am bringing you some updates related to the site !
As you might have noticed (or know if you follow Rose Leslie Source on Twitter), I have started building a video archive on the site a few months ago and I’m glad to announced that it is now all done and ready for you ! You can find there all videos featuring Rose I found over the past four years, which represents currently 225 videos including about 100 videos at various public appearances (interviews and red carpet arrivals), about 70 videos from talk shows and press junkets, as well as many behind the scenes videos from Rose’s projects. Videos aren’t always easy to put into categories but hopefully it will be organized enough for you to enjoy ! It has been a lot of work to put all of this together but I hope that it will be useful to many of you, as a lot of videos have sadly been deleted from the internet and can’t be found anymore.
Besides the video archive I have also been working on a page gathering all the interviews Rose gave on the radio or as part of a podcast. They might be considered as less important but some of them are very interesting and fun to listen to (and Rose’s voice is always amazing).
I’m always looking for interviews I might have forgotten to make the archive as complete as possible, so don’t hesitate to send me a message on social media or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think I missed something ! Thank you for reading, visiting the site, and I hope you will enjoy !
It has just been announced that Rose is voicing the protagonist of the game ECHO, coming to PC on September 19th and a bit later on PS4 ! A trailer of the third-person sci-fi-inspired action game where you can see Rose at work can be found below.
The developers of ECHO have announced that Rose Leslie, also known as Game of Thrones’ Ygritte, will provide the voice for the game’s protagonist. A new trailer introduces ECHO’s characters, including protagonist En, who is voiced by the actress.
Rose Leslie provides the voice of En, alongside Nick Boulton, who worked as a voice actor on Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, as well as the Mass Effect series. While En is human, Boulton plays London, a sentient spaceship that takes an immediate dislike to En, in her role as passenger.
The game develops as En and London find a bizarre structure – The Palace – deep in space. En quickly discovers that The Palace is studying her, creating copies to use against her that learn from the way you play the game. A stealthy approach, for example, will see En’s copies learn to sneak around, while a more aggressive approach will see your enemies respond in kind.
You can see the new trailer, which shows En getting to grips with The Palace and talking with London, and features Leslie and Boulton’s dialogue. Be warned, however, Leslie might not sound quite like you remember her from Game of Thrones, having shed her wildling accent for something altogether more civilised. (source)
Indie Game Studio ‘Ultra Ultra’ also talked about casting Rose as the voice of their new game’s protagonist on their Facebook page and said some lovely things about her :
Yes, Rose Leslie voices ECHO’s protagonist En! Ever since our very first trailer people have been calling us out on this, which has been great – We wanted Rose for the part precisely because of her distinct voice. She is of course known for her roles in Game of Thrones, Luther and most recently The Good Fight. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with her on bringing this character to life. Rose’s energy and uncanny ability to be at once vulnerable and bulletproof really fit the character, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the result.
The Good Fight is currently airing in Australia on SBS and a new interview of Rose was released in The Chronicle to promote the show there. I have added the scans to the gallery and you can read the interview below :
THE CHRONICLE – While her real-life partner battles White Walkers on Game of Thrones, Rose Leslie is taking up the good fight in the courtroom. The Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones star, famous for her line ‘You know nothing Jon Snow’, joins the returning cast of The Good Wife in the new spin-off The Good Fight.
Picking up one year after the events of the final episode of The Good Wife, a financial scam has destroyed the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell (Rose), while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) savings.
« I was aware, certainly, of The Good Wife, » Rose tells The Guide. « It had been on for seven years. I came quite late to the party, but girlfriends of mine had been speaking about it for a while. I was really excited (about The Good Fight), mainly because it meant I could work with Christine, and because it’s a very familiar universe where we get to create new characters. »
In the show’s first episode, which premiered last night, Maia is navigating her first day as a lawyer at Christine’s law firm when her father is arrested. As the news of his investment fund’s crash and alleged fraud hits the news, it turns Maia’s world upside down. « When we first meet her she’s fighting to stay sane, » Rose says. « The name Rindell used to bring with it so much respect and clout; it’s all she’s ever known. Then to have this enormous turnaround and for it to be tarnished and disgraced is such a mortifying experience.
« That jarring reality of suddenly you wake up and your world is no longer what you’ve known for 26 years was one thing that piqued my interest when I read the pilot. It’s a fantastic premise. » Both she and Diane must forge new futures for themselves if they are going to weather the storm. « Maia has to dig deeper than she ever has within herself, and the passion she has for the law is possibly the last resort she has to hold her head up high, » she says.
« There’s a strong desire to carve her own way in the world… and a determination in this young woman that I was very much drawn to.
« There’s a resilience within her that builds up by the end of the first season.
« I had always wanted to work with the Kings (writers Robert and Michelle King). They are incredible at writing court dramas and they write so vividly. They make sure their characters are flawed and imperfect. » (source)
But Rose Leslie’s gripping turn in The Good Fight, a sassy and slightly edgier spin-off of the Emmy award- winning series The Good Wife, will see the Scottish- born, London-based actress well and truly step out of her famous boyfriend’s shadow.
The 30-year-old portrays Maia Rindell, the daughter of a well-known billionaire couple who also happens to be Diane Lockhart’s (Christine Baranski) goddaughter.
The 10-part series picks up a year on from where The Good Wife finished, with Diane eyeing a cushy retirement — until she becomes entwined in a financial scandal involving the Rindells.
With her retirement dreams up in flames, Diane’s reputation, as well as her financial status, is in ruins.
Fresh-faced law graduate Maia, who had been offered an internship at Diane’s firm, is thrust into the public spotlight and struggles to come to grips with her predicament as a result of her family’s tarnished name.
Growing up at Lickleyhead Castle in Aberdeenshire, Leslie also hails from a well-to-do family — her mother is a descendant of King Charles II while her father is the chieftain of Clan Leslie — but, much like her character, she remains incredibly grounded.
“That’s what piqued my interest,” explains Leslie, whose acting credits include Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey.
“Being aware of her background and being told that she is a daughter of billionaires prior to filming the pilot, I was surprised and also impressed by the idea that she wasn’t entitled and that she has this strong desire to prove her worth.
“She is determined . . . to make sure that she carves her own path in this world, and then of course before any of that can happen, her father is caught in this horrendous scandal.
“I loved the idea of being staged as a stable woman and then for that to be turned on its head and have the relationship with her parents begin to crumble . . . and also to test her financially, professionally and mentally. That was also something I enjoyed grappling with.”
As expected, Rose attended the season 7 premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ on June 12 in Los Angeles alongside Kit Harington. She wore an Erdem Pre-Fall 2017 dress. The gallery has been updated with hundreds of high quality photos from the event, be sure to check them here :
This past week-end Rose was at the Glastonbury Festival, a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton in England, where she was spotted having fun with Kit Harington and former Game of Thrones co-star Richard Madden. She was photographed with Richard at the EE VIP area, be sure to check the lovely pictures in the gallery :
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Much like how viewers met Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) at her lowest point in the series premiere of The Good Wife, viewers were first introduced to Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) just as her world was falling apart.
A bright law student who had just passed the bar and received a job offer at a large Chicago firm, Maia seemed to have the world at her fingertips, that is, until it came to light that her father (Paul Guilfoyle) had orchestrated an elaborate Ponzi scheme that robbed hundreds of thousands — including her godmother and mentor Diane (Christine Baranski) — of their life savings. Not exactly the best way to enter the working world.
However, Maia followed Diane to her new firm and slowly but surely built a solid reputation as a young but smart lawyer, even as she juggled the many stresses of her family’s scandal. At the end of the first season, Maia’s world appeared to come crashing down again when she was arrested for helping cover up the Ponzi scheme on the heels of her father skipping town.
After a turbulent first season for her alter-ego, THR jumped on the phone with Leslie to discuss how she channeled her own nerves for Maia’s big breakdown, how those flashbacks in the penultimate episode informed her portrayal and the « more resilient » Maia to come in season two.
Going back to the very beginning, how did you hear first hear about the role? How was the character of Maia first described to you?
It was a relatively quick turnaround from learning about a character and hopping onto a plane to New York a week later for the next five months. On the phone to [creators and showrunners Robert and Michelle King] and also Brooke Kennedy and some other producers, they were describing the role to me — obviously being a fan of The Good Wife — and very much assured me that we are within the same universe and now it’s with different characters and their own situations. As a result, they determined that Maia was somebody who was tarnished due to her father’s behavior with the revelation of her father’s scam. As a result, she would be forced to mentally and professionally struggle to stay afloat, as well as financially.
Learning more about Maia, and knowing what brilliant writers the Kings are, they fully delivered in terms of creating a rounded character with vulnerability in all the right ways. Often when playing a woman in a law firm, there is a temptation to be incredibly strong-willed and domineering and I thought that it was rather interesting to approach this new character as rather wounded and a real representation of someone… Because in my mind, with the character, what would you humanly do if this were to happen to you? You would put up all your barriers in every single aspect of your life and I feel there’s a lot of self-preservation with Maia and I felt that was true in their writing of her. She doesn’t scare easily, but the wind is knocked out of her after the current events with her father. Continue reading ‘The Good Fight’ Star Talks Relinquishing Control and a « Tougher » Maia in Season 2
On June 9 Rose has attended CBS’s London Screenings at the Ham Yard Hotel, where slate of upcoming programming from CBS Studios International were showed. Sadly only one photo from the event has been released so far, on which Rose poses with actor Michael Weatherly.
Two months ago Rose was photographed at the Vanity Fair & Asprey portrait studio during The Olivier Awards 2017. A behind the scene picture of Rose in the studio was published, and now photos from this session have finally been released in the latest issue of Vanity Fair UK. I have added the page on which Rose is featured as well as her portrait in the gallery (sadly in low quality for now).
On Monday night (May 22) Rose attended the after party of the Tory Burch Regent Street Store opening in London where she posed alongside Gemma Arterton and Cressida Bonas (Cressida and Rose have both worked on the play The Children’s Monologues back in October 2015). All the pictures from the event have now been added to the gallery, enjoy ! Credit to Gemma Arterton Online for some of the photos.