Last week Robert Rodriguez said the following about his fiancée Rose McGowan:
“Rose is a pistol. She’s whip-smart, has attitude to burn, is sexy, extremely strong, yet has a vulnerable side that would surprise her closest friends. That description also fits Red Sonja.”
He said that in an article by Variety who broke the news that he would be producing a remake of Red Sonja, with Rose McGowan playing the lead.
Cut to today and the pair have apparently split. Now, Filmonic is not a gossip site and couldn’t give a crap who is bonking who, but this shocking revelation could affect Red Sonja and the Barbarella remake. Robert had just managed to get Red Sonja green light and filming was expected to begin in October. Does this mean Rose McGown will be replaced? Or will they be ‘professional’ and carry on regardless?
The gossip sites say the sources believe the split it due to McGowan not being famous enough, therefore Robert cannot get financing for movies such as Barbarella. If this is true then I think Robert Rodriquez should actually hire a casting director and stop using his penis to cast roles. We know Tim Burton does it by casting Helena Bonham Carter in everything, but he has a famous actor who goes by the name of ‘Johnny Depp’ in the movies as well, so they have no problem getting greenlight.
However, I think there are other reasons for the split. You don’t compare your fiancée to the Virgin Mary one week and then split the next. You also don’t split because your partner isn’t famous enough to get movies green light, a week after a movie with your partner in the lead gets green light.