The Hollywood Reporter has released a new very interesting article in which Rose speaks about what’s coming for her character Maia Rindell in The Good Fight’s second season, coming on CBS All Access in early 2018 :
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER –[…] Diane won’t be the only facing tough questions in season two. After she was arrested in the final moments of the season one finale, Maia (Rose Leslie) will have a lot to think about when she faces trial in season two for her connection to her parents’ Ponzi scheme.
“There needed to be a point, I felt, thereby Maia was no longer going to continue victimizing herself. There had to be a point of her confronting everything that was in front of her and realizing that… her father is never going to change,” Leslie says. “Either she cuts him out of her life or is she forever going to be beholden to the Rindell name, to the scandal and never move on from it. I felt it was a very positive, healthy move for Maia to have this trial happen.”
Maia will have already spent time behind bars when season two picks up, but unlike Cary Agos’ jail stint during season six of The Good Wife, Maia won’t appear in an orange jumpsuit. “It is just me in my office clothes which once again are incredibly fitted and flattering so no complaints from me,” Leslie says with a laugh.
However, Maia (and subsequently Leslie) will be sporting an electronic ankle monitor. Leslie called wearing the monitor an “incredibly sobering” experience. “Knowing that I can feel that weight on my leg every day is a very nice constant reminder for me as an actress,” she says.
On the bright side for Maia, however, “there is a strengthening to her,” Leslie explains. “It’s given way to a hardening of sorts and we see that reflected in her body language.”
Cush Jumbo, whose character Lucca Quinn serves as Maia’s attorney, is also excited to see what’s to come for Maia as she emerges from the shadow of the scandal. “The storyline of Maia being dragged into her parents’ scandal is going to be wrapped up in a really brilliant way which I think is going to enable us to start to see her as her own person and not just an extended version of her family,” Jumbo says.
Robert promises “no one will be disappointed or left hanging” when it comes to the Rindell family saga, “but we also were aware of wanting other stories to dominate too so you’ll see it answered in what we think is a very satisfying way. It will not be dramatically thrown aside. It is there, it’s part of Maia’s makeup.”
You can read the whole article which also includes interviews from Cush Jumbo, Christine Baranski and the creators of the show here.
As you may know, The Good Fight Season 1 has been released on DVD a few weeks ago on November 13th. On it you can find the 10 episodes of the first’s season but also a fun gag reel and a few deleted scenes which I’m sharing with you today ! I have put together the deleted scenes involving Rose as well as the whole gag reel in two videos which you can watch below :
Screencaptures have also been added to the gallery. I hope you’ll enjoy !
Still in NYC to shoot the second season of The Good Fight after a break for Thanksgiving, Rose had the opportunity to attend a basketball game yesterday. She was among the many celebrities who were sitting at the front row of a Miami Heat vs New York Knicks game last night in Madison Square Garden and came to the event with her younger brother, John. High quality pictures have now been added to the gallery, enjoy !
As you may know, Rose is currently filming the second season of ‘The Good Fight’ in NYC and The Hollywood Reporter was able to spend a day on set ! Today they shared some amazing pictures taken of the cast and crew at work as well as a few words from the actors. You can find the scans from The Hollywood Reporter Awards Special 3 November Issue as well as some of the pictures taken by photographer Roger Kisby in the gallery below:
As the BBC Children in Need Appeal night approaches (Friday 17th November 2017), Rose is amongst the latest stars encouraging people to ‘get their ears on’ and support the 2017 Appeal. Other stars backing the campaign this year include Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield, among others.
They have come together to encourage the Great British public to join them and help make a lasting, positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK by purchasing a pair of Pudsey ears and getting their ears on for BBC Children in Need.
The Super Furry Pudsey ears can be purchased BBC Children in Need’s website here or from one of the charity’s high street partners. They’re priced at £4 with at least 46% from the sale of the Pudsey ears going to benefit the charity. (source)
You can now find in the gallery an adorable picture of Rose wearing these furry ears to support the ‘Get Your Ears On’ campaign and below a promotional video :
As you already know, Rose & her partner Kit Harington officially announced their engagement in The Times three weeks ago (yay !). Kit had spoken about it on The Jonathan Ross show recently (and showed a funny video of Rose reacting to a very scary April Fools’ prank which you can watch here), and today it is Rose’s version of the proposal which has been released :
NOW TO LOVE – Our favourite Game of Thrones couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are going to tie the knot, and we’re sure it’s going to be nothing like the Red Wedding. But while we’ve all heard Kit’s side of the story of how the proposal actually happened, we haven’t heard it from Rose.
Speaking exclusively to TV WEEK, the actress assumed Kit would propose in Iceland during a holiday next month.
“For Thanksgiving we happen to be going to Iceland, which is obviously a country we have many memories from and we both independently love,” she revealed. “I felt sure that was when it was going to be. I was confident to the max.” So when Kit popped the question well before their trip, Rose was shocked. “I was blissfully surprised when he dropped to a knee and asked me to marry him,” she said. “We happened to be in the English countryside, which is kind of an area that I don’t know that well. It was at night time under a beautiful blanket of stars … The man did well. It was highly romantic.”
According to Kit AKA Jon Snow, he fumbled his way through the romantic moment. Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, he said his grand plans didn’t get carried out the way he’d hoped.
“I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff, but we were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine and I blew my load early,” he said before laughing at what he’d insinuated. “Sorry that’s a really bad expression!” he continued. “I was meant to do it the day after with the lights. What I meant to say was, I popped my question a bit early.”
While Rose’s GoT character Ygritte was killed (by her real-life fiancé, no less) in season four, Rose tells TV WEEK she’s still heavily involved with the cast and community. “Yes, I still very much consider myself a part of the family. I love experiencing that world again and going to see them on the sets.”
Rose plays lawyer Maia Rindell on the drama series The Good Fight and will soon be filming season two. (source)
“The Good Fight” Season 2 starts filming this week in NYC, but before stepping back into the shoes of Maia Rindell, Rose went to Los Angeles four days ago to attend a Press Conference dedicated to the show and posed after the interview (looking absolutely beautiful). You can find the high quality pictures in the gallery below :
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)