Elizabeth did a interview with Theater Mania.Com about The Money Shot! She also talks about her love of theater and other plays she would like to do.
What was it like to come into a brand-new play like The Money Shot two weeks into rehearsals?
It was very, very intimidating coming in under those circumstances. I’ve never done that. It’s hard to even describe what missing two weeks of rehearsal is like. It sounds like “only two weeks,” but it’s in dog years. I missed all the table work, the beginning stages of blocking, the talking to the playwright and director, and the bonding. The work of those first two weeks is so important. And also, just memorizing all those words…it’s very crazy.
How did you get through it?
I love to rehearse. I don’t know if it would have been possible without a perfect piece of writing and our director, Terry Kinney. I came in, we had one table read, and then we immediately got onto our feet and started blocking. They were giving me a map of what had been the blocking and what they wanted the blocking to be, and we went from there. The more we did that, the more we started finding things. That’s what’s incredible about Terry: It still felt like I was getting to explore, and he made me feel like we had time, even though I had a clock ticking. And it was desperate and scary, but he made it really fun. It’s such an incredible group of people. At this point, it has settled down a bit. I think I’ve caught up.
What interested you most about the play and your character, Karen?
I’m a big fan of Neil LaBute. I’ve always been a huge fan and I’ve known him for a long, long time. I just love his voice and I just thought it was hilarious. And also, it’s different in some ways [from his other plays]. I always think he’s hilarious; [his plays] can be very dark, but very, very funny. This play is more of a comedy than anything else. That’s what he’s billing it as. It’s different than some of his other works, but it’s still very LaButian.
You recently tweeted that at your childhood home in Michigan, you had a license plate on your wall that says “NY-ACTRESS.” Is doing theater in New York your dream come true?
It really is. That’s where that tweet came from. This is what I’ve always wanted to do… I remember being in New York with my dad and my little sister and seeing that license plate, one of those knickknacks that they sell in one of those shops, and I made my dad buy it for me. It’s still on the wall in my old bedroom at my dad’s house.
Do you have any bucket-list stage roles you’d like to play?
I do. Some of them I’ve outgrown. One is Abigail from The Crucible, and that’s not gonna happen. I’d love to do Much Ado About Nothing, The Scottish Play, any of the Chekhovs. Long Day’s Journey Into Night… I think I have some time.
Don’t rush playing Mary Tyrone.
[laughs] I don’t want to rush that one. I read that, I think, in high school and from that moment on I was dying to play that role.
Is there more theater in your future, or are you going from this to more screen projects?
Hopefully, more theater. I don’t have any commitments when this ends. I’m gonna relax a little bit. I had just come from another job, so I’ve been running around, which is really great. It’s good not to have time to think about it sometimes. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.
Production shots of Elizabeth in The Money Shot have been released and Elizabeth looks beautiful! Be sure to look at the pictures in the gallery!
The Money Shot schedule has been extended through October 19 which is awesome because you will have more chances to see the show! You can get tickets here!
Elizabeth is going to be in two new projects! They are Hello, My Name Is Dorris and One and Two! I read previously that Elizabeth was going to be a part of these projects but didn’t know it was official until now.
A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
One & Two follows a family of four who live peacefully in purposeful isolation in a mysterious farmhouse, where siblings Zac and Eva begin to explore unusual abilities and dark family secrets when their mother falls ill.
I am not sure who Elizabeth is playing in these new movies but hopefully more news will be released soon! Congratulations on these new movies Elizabeth!
I have also added new pictures from Elizabeth’s Instagram and Twitter and you can see them here in the gallery!
Art from The Money Shot has been released and I have added it all to the gallery! It kind of reminds me of The Ex List! Are you doing to see the play?
Elizabeth is going to be in the play The Money Shot! You can read a synopsis of the play below!
In The Money Shot, Karen (Reaser) and Steve (Weller) are glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It’s been years since either one’s had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that. The night before filming a big scene (that seems destined to assure them a spot back on the pop culture radar), Karen, her partner Bev (Thorne), Steve, and his aspiring actress wife Missy (Crovatin) meet in order to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain?
The official play opening is set for September 22 and it is scheduled to continue until October 12! You can buy your tickets now at MCC Theater’s website!
Today is another special day because today (July 22) is the fansites 6th birthday!
I remember first starting to work on the fansite all those years ago and it doesn’t seem like it has been 6 years! My website skills have got a lot better over the years and I have also learned more!
In honor of the fansites birthday here is a old Breaking Dawn – Part 2 interview with Nikki and Elizabeth that I don’t think was never posted!
Hi everyone! I wanted to make a post to let you know about a great website that I am a staff member on: It is called If I Stay Movie Network!
The site is very special to me since If I Stay has been a movie I’ve been looking forward to since I found out it was happening (I read the book sometime after Christmas 2010)!
Please visit the site by clicking the picture and watch the trailer below!
Elizabeth I hope you have a fantastic birthday today (July 2nd) with family and friends! It has been a pleasure to run this fansite and I hope if you’ve seen it you like it! Have a great one!
By the way: I hope you liked the flowers from me and my friend Claudia (@Claudysp) that were sent to the theater!
This year I decided to get fellow fans involved in sending you birthday messages and you can read them all below! Be sure to double click the images to see them in full size! I hope you enjoy all the messages!
Elizabeth went to The Public Theater’s Opening Night of Much Ado About Nothing and you can see pictures in the gallery!
Elizabeth’s birthday is coming up on July 2 and I have decided to do a little birthday project for her! I have decided to get birthday messages from fans to put together and post on the site! (No pictures or videos will go with it just messages)!
Once it’s Elizabeth’s birthday I will Tweet a link to the birthday messages to her. You can also Tweet the link to her to spread the word! If I do not get at least 10 messages I will end up not doing this though!
1. You have until Saturday June, 28 (Central time) to send your message.
2. You can either send me your message in the comments of this post or email it to me.
3. Be sure to include your name and state/country you’re in.