Welcome to Elizabeth Reaser Fan, the first fansite dedicated to the talented and captivating Emmy-nominated actress
Elizabeth Reaser! You may remember her from her recurring role on the hit series Grey's Anatomy as Jane Doe/Ava or the short-lived CBS show The Ex List.
She is best known as Esme Cullen in The Twilight Saga which became very successful.
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Posted by Kim in 4 on Feb 7 2012 || Commenting is disabled ||
Another interview with Eizabeth talking about How I Learned to Drive has come out! Check it out:
A part in a Pulitzer Prize-winning play is usually reason to rejoice. So it might be surprising that Elizabeth Reaser was frightened when she first found out she had scored the starring role in “How I Learned to Drive.” “I got a call two months ago about it and I immediately was just terrified and freaked out,” says Reaser. “It’s such a hard play. And it’s a huge responsibility for the actress playing Li’l Bit.
“I have all these monologues where I talk to the audience,” she adds. “It’s really intimate. And then I have this huge love affair with my uncle to contend with. So it’s just a huge thing to step into.”
After the initial anxiety, Reaser, who most recently played Esme Cullen in the “Twilight” saga, embraced the role.
“The play is just amazing,” she says. “The character is probably the greatest character I’ll get to play. The amazing thing for me is to get to go back and play an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old and all these different ages, which obviously as an actress you don’t normally do.
“No one’s going to hire me to play a 13-year-old in a movie,” adds the 36-year-old stage, film and TV actress. “So I’m exploring these things in this fun, dangerous way, and I’m having a blast.”
Reaser, who was living in New York during the play’s original run while studying drama at Juilliard, did not see it then.
“I thought, ‘I don’t want to deal with this subject matter,’ ” she recalls. “I think that unconsciously was my take on it. I didn’t realize what it really was. I thought pedophilia. I didn’t know it was this love story, and that it was funny. I just didn’t get what it was at the time.”
“Because it’s a great play, it really takes care of you as an actor and carries you along,” says Reaser. “But I definitely am exhausted and haven’t really slept in a month. I’m feeling it for sure.”
To prepare for the part, she met with a survivor of sexual abuse.
“And I read a lot of accounts,” she says. “There’s so much going on in the news about this stuff all the time. And there are so many stories unfortunately of this everywhere you turn.”
Reaser hadn’t met Norbert Leo Butz, who stars as Uncle Peck, until they were both cast. But she says she was obsessed with him as an actor.
“He’s so brilliant and I couldn’t believe I was going to get to do this play with him,” she says.
But their first meeting was awkward. “We were just laughing about this the other day because we were both really shy and nervous,” Reaser reveals. “We got there first, so it was just me and him.
“It felt like a first date and it was super weird, but great,” she adds. “He’s so sweet and nice, but I was nervous and trying to act cool and wasn’t.”
The most uncomfortable scene for the audience comes towards the end of the play with a flashback to when Li’l Bit was 11, on a road trip with Uncle Peck. It’s the most graphic scene and is the start of the sexual abuse.
“We were working slowly through the play, so we ended up not getting to [this scene] right away and we knew that it was coming,” says Reaser. “And on the day when we actually were rehearsing it, we were all just wrecked, including the director.
“It’s one of those scenes where we don’t know how to even really approach it,” she says. “You just have to do it. We definitely don’t enjoy rehearsing it and it never got any easier, especially for Norbert.”
While Li’l Bit is away at college, she tries to distance herself from her uncle, who is counting down the days to her 18th birthday so that he can legally sleep with her. When she does turn 18, she cuts him off completely, and Uncle Peck ultimately drinks himself to death.
“I think it’s hard for Li’l Bit to muster up energy and joy and love of life,” Reaser says. “But I think that that’s her true nature and after everything that she’s been through, she says, ‘I know I’m lucky.’
“She got to love someone and it was f—ed up and wrong, but it was a real love of her life and a real loss when he died,” she adds. “She has a real survivor’s perspective and a sense of humor more than anything else. She really gets the humor of life. As dark as that may seem at times, I think that that’s part of what helps her survive.”
Posted by Kim in 4 on Feb 1 2012 || Commenting is disabled ||
Broadway.com has a interview with Elizabeth out! Check it out:
“Oh my God, yeah,” said Reaser, who plays vampire matriarch Esme Cullen in the film franchise, when asked about the idea of a Twilight tuner. “I definitely think [a musical adaptation would work]. It could be romantic and hilarious," she said. "Anything that people connect with in such a deep way could be fun,” explained the stage and screen vet. “It just depends on who is doing it, but I’m all for it."
Now, for the million dollar question: Would Reaser herself have any interest in reprising her role on stage ? “Oh hell no!” Reaser said with a laugh, admitting she does not consider herself a singer. Point taken, but what about her co-stars? ”I don’t know, I mean they’re all singers except me,” she said, before offering one interesting casting suggestion. “Maybe [How I Learned to Drive co-star] Norbert [Leo Butz]?” she mused. “I mean, he’s just such a star.”
A great thing about this is that the site says they will have a in-depth Q&A with Elizabeth posted on the 13th which is when the play opens (the play is in previews right now)!!!
Posted by Kim in 4 on Jan 31 2012 || Commenting is disabled ||
From what I've read online I think Liberal Arts is going to be released in the UK! Check this out:
Revolver Entertainment and Picturehouse Entertainment have jointly acquired all UK rights to Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts and Bart Layton’s feature documentary The Imposter. The Liberal Arts deal was struck between Revolver’s Dave Bishop, Picturehouse’s Clare Binns and Hyde Park International’s Ruzanna Kegeyan and Gersh’s Jennifer Dana and Jay Cohen.
Elizabeth Reaser is hell on wheels. "I started stealing my parents' car and my friends' parents' cars in the middle of the night when I was ten, and we would just joyride," she recalls. "I was such trouble. By the time I went to driver's ed, I already knew what I was doing."
Currently appearing opposite Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson in "Young Adult," she returns to the New York stage for the first time since The Winter's Tale at Classic Stage Company in 2003. "Being a theatre actress was always my dream, and I've really missed it," says Reaser, who studied drama at Juilliard. "When this opportunity came out of nowhere, it blew me away."
Due to the prevalence of pedophilia in the news, Reaser believes that the revival couldn't come at a better time. "It's a very taboo, complicated subject, and it's probably way more common than any of us realize," Reaser says. "This play captures something emotionally true about that experience, and it's a story worth telling." Worth hearing, too, especially by Twilight fans who want to see their beloved Esme Cullen in the flesh. "The play speaks safely to young girls; there are some horrible, heartbreaking elements to the story, but it's also funny and, as Paula Vogel might say, it never abuses the audience."
Although she's approaching How I Learned to Drive with one of the world's biggest film franchises in her rearview mirror, Reaser's long absence from the stage occasionally fuels her nerves. Co-star Norbert Leo Butz, who most recently brightened Broadway's Catch Me If You Can, helps her stay on course. "It's brilliant casting, because there's no one more charismatic and likable than Norbert, but I also knew from the beginning that he would take good care of me," she says. "The first time we hung out, we solemnly swore that we would always be there for each other, because that trust is so important. Besides, Li'l Bit is the role of a lifetime, and I'm excited and honored to be going on this amazing ride. No pun intended."
I'm happy Elizabeth is getting to do this play because she has really missed theatre! Nikki has even Tweeted about the play!
I really hope more from the play is released soon!
QUOTE AND LIBERAL ARTS
Posted by Kim in 4 on Jan 19 2012 || Commenting is disabled ||
Hollywood Hills has a quote from Elizabeth about what we can expect in Breaking Dawn - Part 2:
Also, Esme Cullen star Elizabeth Reaser revealed in a different interview,that we should expect to see exotic vampires from around the world,showing up on the scene. Stay tuned.
I'm excited for Part 2!!!
Date and times of when Liberal Arts is gonna play at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival has come out! You can go here for more information!
Also I wanted to let you know in case you're wondering I no longer have my other site Camilla Luddington Fan because I am now a co-webmiss on Camilla Luddington Daily so to continue to see Camilla updates from me go to the site!
SEE A SNEAK PEEK OF BREAKING DAWN - PART 2!
Posted by Kim in 4 on Jan 17 2012 || Commenting is disabled ||
On Feburary 10th at select Target stores you could be able to see a sneak peek of Breaking Dawn - Part 2 when you buy the DVD! For more information you can go here!
SHANE WEST TWEETS ABOUT YOUNG ADULT!
Posted by Kim in 4 on Jan 10 2012 || Commenting is disabled ||
Shane West who you may know from A Walk to Remember, Once & Again, and Nikita Tweeted about Young Adult and I thought I'd share with you what he said!
Just saw Young Adult in a near empty theater with assigned seating and was asked by a couple to move one seat over out of there's. Really?
Oh and by the way the movie was damn good. Check it out.
Also I added a 'Contact Elizabeth' page to the site and you can go to the page here! If the address turnes out to be wrong PLEASE let me know!
YOUNG ADULT SCREENING AND MORE!
Posted by Kim in 4 on Jan 5 2012 || Commenting is disabled ||
I've got some great Young Adult news tonight! The movie will be screening tonight through Tuesday with shows weekdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at The Sunrise Theater!!! For more information go here!
Another Young Adult press video has come out with Elizabeth! Check it out: