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May 19

Thank you to Josh Dallas for the heads up! Be sure to tune into CBS!



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Apr 19

Parade did a feature on Ginnifer and her new film I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story. As a foster parent myself I am so excited to see this film!

In keeping with its ongoing programming platform of making movies based on the lives of real women, this Saturday Lifetime shines a light into the foster care system in I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story.

The film stars Angela Fairley — herself a foster child — as Regina Louise and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jeanne Kerr, a counselor from one of the shelters where Louise lived as a child, and the one who had a major effect on her life.

Before age 18, Louise lived in more than 30 foster homes, group homes and psychiatric facilities, and the film is based on her memoir of the horrors she experienced during this time.

“The real Regina Louise is an amazing person to talk to about the state of the foster system, because she’s quite the activist,” Goodwin tells Parade.com in this exclusive interview. “I knew nothing about the foster system, I knew nothing about racism in the foster system. This seemed like a period piece to me in being set in the late ’70s, well, not much has changed and there are horrific statistics, so I think that this is a wonderful educational jumping off point for people.”

Were you able to meet the real Jeanne Kerr or Regina Louise?

I did not. I know that that was an option because I was asked when I signed on if I would like to be taken to her home in northern California. I considered it, because I’ve played a lot of characters based on source material, and I have also played several real-life people, and I never had an opportunity in the past to meet the person I was playing. So, at first I was giddy about the prospect, and then quickly realized that my job was to tell this story from the very specific angle of supporting the actress playing Regina Louise.

I felt that Jeanne’s story is gorgeous and complicated enough that one could base another movie on Jeanne, but my job was to help tell Regina Louise’s story as cleanly as possible.

I don’t know if that’s also because I executive produced, and so I was looking at it from a different perspective than I usually look at how I’m approaching my characters, but I, therefore, did fictionalize my interpretation because I felt that that was important in telling the story the way that we were telling it.

As a mom, was there one thing that horrified you more than others? For me, it was the fact that they could put her into a mental facility where they were drugging her.

Yes. I’m with you 100 percent. Talk about vulnerability, all control over herself was taken away from her. There’s a song that I accidentally found recently called, “I Am the Boss of My Body,” and it’s amazing. It’s a song for children. It’s a radical song, but the message is: I’m not the boss of anything. I’m not the boss of my bedtime, I’m not the boss of how mom drives the car, I’m not the boss of what I eat, but I am the boss of my body.

I was so blown away by this song that I shared it with my kids and now they’re addicted to it, but I just think it’s so important that they always remember that. There’s something about what happens to Regina in those mental institutions where she has lost even that control. There’s nothing and no one to keep her safe, and I can’t imagine anything worse, because as a parent, my daily goal is I keep these kids alive, I make them feel loved, and I give them tools to survive when I’m not there. That’s my entire job, so to tell the story of a little girl who didn’t have anyone doing that for her once she was separated from Jeanne is horrific.

And, yet, it’s a story about the power of love, because it is that little bit that Jeanne was able to give Regina that carried her through the tough times and helped her turn out to be the caring woman that she became.

Yes, and the truth is, Jeanne did everything in her power at the time. She fought the legal battle, and did everything she could to win mothership — I don’t even know what else you would call it, and she frankly failed. Everything was against her, and Regina Louise is the one who, using that love, then fought the fight and she’s the one who was able to bring them together in the end.

So, you’re also going to be joining the cast of Twilight Zone. Were you a fan of the original?

Yes. They were marathoning it the other day, and I was beside myself. I got that call and the only words I heard were Jordan Peele and The Twilight Zone and I started screaming.

Do you have a favorite episode? Because you’re probably not allowed to talk about what you’re doing.

I have never signed so many nondisclosures in my life. I’ve never been on a set like this. I guess this is what it’s like for those actors who do Marvel movies and things like that.

My favorite old episodes, they’re probably everybody’s favorite old episodes. I love the one about the last man on earth, actually it might be called that, where he finds himself in a library. I thought about that a lot, and the one where the woman is getting a phone call from, is it her deceased husband who keeps calling on the phone? Or how about the land of pig faces and the mannequins that come to life?

Any chance that you might pop in for a Manifest cameo?

If they will hire me, I’m in. I would love to work with my husband again.

I didn’t know if you and Josh felt like been there done that.

Oh, no. I’d love to. I’d absolutely love to, and our schedules are such that we could actually make that happen. I’d kill to work with him again. We’ve even talked to other people about the possibility in his downtime of collaborating and guesting on something together, because we’re each other’s favorite scene partner.

Once Upon a Time fans were so rabid. What do you hear from them now?

I’m not on social media, so I’m a bit disconnected from that. I’m going to attend two conventions this summer in Europe. They are the last two Once Upon a Time conventions, and I’ve never done a convention, so it was important to Josh and me that we participate in the finale tour, so we’re going to visit fans in Paris and in Birmingham, England. It’ll be a real blast to relive that part of our lives, but also to connect with the fans again, because when we were making it we would run into the fans all the time, and we would do Comic-Con and things like that, and we would have masses of people who would visit the sets.

I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story premieres Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.


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Mar 19
Ali Twilight Zone Comments Off on ‘The Twilight Zone’: Everything We Know About Jordan Peele’s Reboot

This October will mark 60 years since The Twilight Zone first premiered and introduced the world to a groundbreaking storytelling format. Rod Serling’s iconic sci-fi anthology series helped usher in a golden age of television and became an essential building block of contemporary pop culture.

On April 1, Jordan Peele’s reinterpretation of The Twilight Zone will debut on CBS All Access with two episodes — Kumail Nanjiani’s “The Comedian” and Adam Scott’s “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.” And it’s looking to shatter the windows into our imagination all over again.

Before the series premiere on Monday, ET has created the ultimate guide with everything there is to know about the reboot and its connections to the original series.

A Quick History Lesson on the Original Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964, with 156 total episodes. Serling narrated the intro and closing sequence for each episode, but it wasn’t until the second season that he began filming the show’s trademark wraparound on-camera appearances.

In its anthology format, where each episode was a standalone story, the series was allowed to become a showcase for thought-provoking ideas, timely questions and social commentary, as well as talented actors and writers. While the show was known for having a shortlist of similar endings and themes, TV marathons and streaming have given audiences the freedom to curate their Twilight Zone experience. Not in the mood to contemplate your mortality or the futility of trying to alter past events? Just keep browsing. Not a fan of toys that are planning your demise? Then skip “Living Doll.”

The original series ended in 1964, but we’ve been feeling its impact on entertainment and pop culture ever since. It made genre television mainstream and illuminated diverse audience demographics who appreciated the show’s combination of fantasy with highbrow themes. The Twilight Zone inspired multiple variations of its format, such as The Outer Limits, Black Mirror and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. Episodic one-hour dramas like The X-Files and Star Trek also benefited from Serling’s template for high-concept mysteries (often with a twist ending), in their “monster of the week” episodes.

While considering his participation in the reboot, Peele acknowledged at PaleyFest earlier this month that the series, which has transformed into a universal adjective for situations that seem beyond the edges of reality, has become a go-to phrase for modern times.

This also isn’t the first time The Twilight Zone has made a resurgence. A revival premiered in 1985 and ran for three seasons on CBS, followed by another reboot in 2002 on the now-defunct network, UPN, which lasted just a single season. In 1983, Twilight Zone: The Movie featured four individual reimaginings of episodes from the original series. And, of course, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has been reversing gravity on Disney World guests since 1994.

What Can You Expect From the New Series?
In late 2017, it was announced that Jordan Peele — following his box-office and critically acclaimed success Get Out (he’d win the Oscar for Original Screenplay months later) — would be in charge of a reboot of The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access. The 10-episode season premieres Monday, April 1 on CBS All Access; the first two installments debut that night, titled “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” and “The Comedian.” The remaining entries will appear on the streaming platform on Thursday nights starting April 11.

Peele will also be taking up Serling’s role as an on-camera narrator. Reinstituting this iconic aspect from the original series came after some initial hesitancy from the Us director that his presence could be a distraction and might remind people too much of Key and Peele, his Comedy Central sketch series with Keegan-Michael Key that also implemented wraparounds for each comedy segment.

“They’ve seen me be puppy dog Ice-T and all this. How does that translate to one of the most iconic, prestigious roles of hosting The Twilight Zone?” Peele told ET at the show’s premiere Tuesday. “At the end of the day, if you can host The Twilight Zone, why do you not host The Twilight Zone. Do it! You’ve got to do it.”

After watching the show’s first official trailer, people began to notice an emphasis on particular numbers throughout the footage. Ginnifer Goodwin, who appears in an episode called “Point of Origin,” admitted at the premiere that numbers do play a role, but that was all she could say. When Peele was specifically asked about it, he replied, “No comment. It hasn’t even started yet. I can neither confirm nor deny any sort of thread, but I think you’ll be pleased when you see the entire season.”

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Mar 19
Ali Events, Images, Josh Dallas Comments Off on The Twilight Zone Premiere

Ginnifer & Josh attended the premiere of Ginnifer’s new series The Twilight Zone in Hollywood this week.

Gallery Links:
Ginnifer Goodwin Online > 2019 > March 26 | The Twilight Zone Premiere in Hollywood


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Mar 19
Ali Articles & Interviews, Twilight Zone, Video Comments Off on The Twilight Zone – The Serling Wink

PaleyFest has released this clip from the Twilight Zone panel from earlier in the week.The Twilight Zone – The Serling Wink

At PaleyFest LA on March 24, 2019, executive producer/narrator Jordan Peele tells how the subversive humor of Rod Serling’s work reveals that he had quite a sense of humor, a notion confirmed to executive producer Simon Kinberg by Serling’s widow.


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Mar 19
Ali Events, Images Comments Off on The Twilight Zone at the PaleyFest

Promotion has started for Ginny’s newest project The Twilight Zone on CBS All-Access. She and her cast mates & crew participated in PaleyFest this past week! Ginnifer looked stunning in a red lace detailed jumpsuit

Gallery Links:
Ginnifer Goodwin Online > 2019 > March 24 | PaleyFest – The Twilight Zone
Ginnifer Goodwin Online > 2019 > March 24 | PaleyFest – The Twilight Zone – Panel


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Feb 19
Ali Events, Images, Josh Dallas Comments Off on Academy Awards Vanity Fair Party

Last night Ginny & Josh attended the Vanity Fair Party after the Academy Awards. Ginnifer looked stunning in Lela Rose!

Gallery Links:
Ginnifer Goodwin Online > 2019 > February 24 | Academy Awards – Vanity Fair Party


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Feb 19
Ali Why Women Kill Comments Off on Ginnifer Goodwin to Star in ‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator’s CBS All Access Series

Thank you to the Hollywood Reporter for this exciting news!

In her first series regular role since ‘Once Upon a Time’ wrapped, the actress will join Lycy Liu in Marc Cherry’s ‘Why Women Kill.’

Ginnifer Goodwin has booked her TV follow-up role to ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

The actress has been tapped to topline CBS All Access’ straight-to-series darkly comedic drama Why Women Kill, from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

The project revolves around three women living in different decades: a housewife in the 1960s, a socialite in the 1980s and a lawyer in 2018, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but how their reaction to betrayal has not.

Goodwin will star as Beth Ann. Set in 1963, she wants to be the ideal ’60s housewife. She is kind, cheerful and warm. But if you get too close, you start to see that she wears a mask to hide her pain. Beth Ann’s whole world revolves around her husband, Rob, and so she is understandably defensive and immediately in denial when told he is having an affair. Determined to learn the sordid details for herself, Beth Ann is in for a life-changing shift of perspective.

Goodwin joins the previously announced Lucy Liu (Elementary) in the series. Liu will play Simone, an elegant, stylish woman who is the picture of urbane confidence and moves through the world as if it were a delightful movie starring her. Smugly superior, a woman for whom appearances mean everything, she’s seemingly happily married to her indulgent husband, Karl, who thinks she’s simply fabulous. Despite nagging premonitions, Simone is devastated and her world upended when she learns Karl is cheating on her.

Cherry will executive produce alongside Imagine’s Brian Grazer (Empire, Genius) and Francie Calfo. Acme Productions’ Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis will also exec produce the series and reteam with Cherry after they previously collaborated on an ABC soap starring Reba McEntire that was passed over in 2016. Cherry reunites on Why Women Kill with CBS All Access executive vp originals Julie McNamara, who served as ABC’s head of drama and developed Desperate Housewives.

The role expands Goodwin’s relationship with CBS All Access after thee actress recently signed on to star in an episode of its Twilight Zone anthology. Her credits include Big Love and an episode of Netflix’s Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. She is repped by WME, John Carrabino Management and Gendler & Kelly.




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