Exclusive: One Tree Hill’s Lisa Goldstein Says Millie Should Be Mrs. McFadden

13 09 2009

In just two seasons, Lisa Goldstein went from new girl on the block to a full-fledged member of One Tree Hill. Now, as she embarks on her third season, Goldstein discusses adjusting to fame, what she has in common with the quirky yet lovable Millicent Huxtable and why she’s in agreement with co-star Lee Norris.

TeenDramaWhore: Pre-One Tree Hill, you primarily appeared in musicals. What made you switch to TV?

Lisa Goldstein: I never really decided to “make the switch.” I have a degree in musical theatre and that is the genre I kept getting cast in. I freelanced with television and film agents when I lived in both New York and Orlando. I was constantly auditioning for TV and film while performing in professional theatre.  My agent in Orlando called and told me there was an audition for One Tree Hill, and told me I could either audition for the receptionist or the quirky fashion assistant, “Millicent”. I jumped at the chance to audition for the “quirky assistant”, I thought it would be fun. I put myself on tape and a week later heard that I had booked the role. I had my friend Nicole listen to the voicemail my agent left because I didn’t believe it. It seemed too easy!!

TDW: What are some of the biggest differences between working in theater and working on a weekly television show?

Goldstein: There are so many!! But, two of the biggest are rehearsal time and the size of your performance. I was used to having weeks of rehearsal, and on a TV set you have about five minutes. It was quite a shock to not be able to rehearse the scenes over and over before performing them. Also, in front of an audience you have to project your voice and performance to the back of the theatre, but in front of a camera everything is so much more subtle. I’d look like a total idiot if I performed in front of a camera the way I do in front of an audience. Being too big in front of the camera is actually a big fear of mine. A lot of directors come on set and tell me to be bigger and to do more.

TDW: What is it like working in Wilmington when fans are such a constant presence?

Goldstein: It is both flattering and overwhelming. I’m pretty shy in front of new people, so to have have all these people around who know my name is a lot for me. But it’s also wonderful to know that people have taken to Millie.

TDW: How do you think Millicent has changed over the 2 seasons we’ve seen her?

Goldstein: She is much more confident and I think she has Mouth [Lee Norris] to thank for that. She found someone to love her quirks and all, which made her perfectly OK with being exactly who she is. She has also become more accomplished at work and gained more responsibility which helps with the confidence as well.

TDW: What was your reaction last season when you found out Millie slept with Joe Manganiello’s Owen? (Episode 6.13: Things A Mama Don’t Know)

Goldstein: I pretty much had a heart attack. Just kidding! I honestly thought it was kind of a weird choice it seemed to come out of nowhere, but I trust Mark [Schwahn]. I know it made the season much more interesting for Lee and me. Things were getting a little stagnant and Millie and Mouth needed something big to happen, and that is exactly what did it.

TDW: What can you tell us about Millie’s story this season?

Goldstein: Ooooooooooooh! I can tell you it’s good….reeeeeeeeallly good!!

TDW: Do you have a favorite scene, storyline or memory from the set?

Goldstein: My favorite storyline is this year’s, and I’m SWORN to secrecy. : ) I also loved the stuff in the episode where Millie finds Gigi in Mouth’s bed [Episode 6.10, Even Fairytale Characters Would Be Jealous].

TDW: Lee Norris said he wants Millie to end up Mrs. McFadden. Do you agree?

Goldstein: Yes, absolutely. They’re great for each other. They fought for each other when times got really tough. They respect each other’s profession and are so supportive of one another. And they are in love.

TDW: Do you share any similarities with Millie?

Goldstein: I think it’s really hard not to have similarities with the character’s I play. I was taught to always bring a little bit of “me” to every character. So I certainly have similarities with Millie. I am a diligent worker, I am loyal, and can be pretty shy. However, I am not neurotic or jealous, and I don’t snore for exactly seven minutes at 2AM every night. : )

TDW: How has it been dealing with the loss and addition of cast members?

Goldstein: I never really worked with Chad [Michael Murray, Lucas] or Hilarie [Burton, Peyton]. I miss seeing them around set, but since I never had scenes with them it’s not all that different for me personally. The addition of cast members has been wonderful. I work with Jana Kramer, who plays Alex, a lot. We have a lot of fun together, she is hilarious.

TDW: Once OTH ends, do you plan on focusing on your strictly-acting career or do you plan on going back to musicals?

Goldstein: I hope to do both. I love doing TV and I love doing theatre, and hopefully, once One Tree Hill ends, I can continue to do both.

TDW: Will you ever get the chance to sing on OTH?  Or maybe release an album?

Goldstein: Since there are already two female cast members that sing [Bethany Joy Galeotti, Haley; Kate Voegele, Mia], I highly doubt I’ll ever sing on the show, but you never know. I also don’t really have any desire to release an album. I’d rather just sing on stage, but… again… you never know.

TDW: Do you have a Twitter account or any interest in getting one?

Goldstein: I had a twitter account for about 2.5 seconds and couldn’t stand it. So no I don’t have one and I don’t plan on getting one.

Come back tomorrow for a live-blog of One Tree Hill’s season 7 premiere and come back again next Sunday for another exclusive interview!

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News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, The O.C. and More

9 09 2009
  • The CW posted lots of new video “extras” for 90210, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • The Los Angeles Times reports that 90210 scored its best ratings since January last but as Zap2it points out, it still has an uphill battle if it wants to survive.
  • Korbi has a video interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • RadarOnline.com has a video interview with Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210).
  • The CW Source has a video interview with Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210).
  • The Broadroom, starring Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) has launched its first webisode.  Garth appeared on the Today show this morning to discuss it.
  • PEOPLE.com has an interview with Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210), and there will  be more in their next issue.
  • The official One Tree Hill Twitter account tweeted my poll!
  • The CW’s One Tree Hill page has finally updated to have the new cast pic front and center, and gotten rid of things on the main page that Chad Michael Murray (Lucas, One Tree Hill) and Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill).
  • Examiner.com has a piece on One Tree Hill’s past and future.
  • Robert Buckley (Clayton, One Tree Hill) deleted his Twitter account.
  • There’s a new SoGoPro podcast featuring Burton. She also has a new vlog.
  • Enter here to win tickets to a Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) concert and a slew of other great prizes.
  • If you’re an actor living in New York City, you can apply to be one of the guides for the Gossip Girl tours.  Just e-mail a headshot and resume to paulineg@onlocationtours.com.
  • If you live in Chicago, you can go to a Gossip Girl premiere viewing party and fashion show at Red Canary next Monday night.  It will serve as the launch party for You Know You Love Fashion, a sort-of-new Web site dedicated to GG fashion.
  • USA Today has a story on how to mimic the styles of Blair (Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl) and Chuck (Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl).
  • Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl), Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) and Rachel Bilson (Summer, The O.C.) all attended a recent GQ-Dior party.
  • Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina, Gossip Girl) is included in E!Online’s fall preview of Mercy, Barton is in the one for The Beautiful Life and Busy Philipps (Audrey, Dawson’s Creek) is in the one for Cougar Town.
  • Peter Gallagher (Sandy, The O.C.) will star in a show show called Covert Affairs.
  • For those of you who’ve never actually seen Kevin Williamson (creator, Dawson’s Creek), here’s a video interview.




News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl

2 09 2009
  • You can vote for several of our teen drama faves in E!Online’s survey on stunt casting.
  • Both Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210) and Rumer Willis (Gia, 90210) spoke about Willis’ role in this article.
  • Division Day spoke with the Los Angeles Times about their 90210 connection.
  • Korbi has an interview with Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • The CW posted a behind-the-scenes clip of James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill) and Mark Schwahn (creator, One Tree Hill).
  • You can also watch the first 5 minutes of OTH season premiere.  As I like to do with most clips that come out early, I’m going to avoid it and wait til the show airs.
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree  Hill) is in the new SoGoPro podcast.
  • There’s a Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) interview on YouTube.
  • You can learn about Gossip Girl “style” through this official video and others that are posted.
  • Here are more peeks at the Gossip Girl clothing line.




News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, Gossip Girl and More

27 08 2009
  • One Tree Hill, 90210, and Gossip Girl all have nominations in the I Love To Hate You category of The Sourcies.
  • The Baltimore Sun has an interview with Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill).
  • If you want to check out Shantel Van Santen (Quinn, One Tree Hill) before the new season premieres, you can go see the new Final Destination movie, which opens tomorrow.
  • More teen drama references on Big BrotherThis time, it was Beverly Hills 90210, The O.C. and Dawson’s Creek.
  • 90210 and Gossip Girl are both discussed (in relation to Melrose Place) in an Los Angeles Times article.
  • E!Online has a spoiler-filled interview with Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210).
  • Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210) is included in a TVGuide.com photo gallery of “fresh faces” for the new TV season.
  • Dustin Milligan (Ethan, 90210) was reportedly considered for Robert Pattinson’s role in Twilight.
  • MTV News has a related article on Milligan.
  • The CW Source is taking fan questions for an interview with Laura Leighton (Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Both Leighton and Kelly Rutherford (Lily, Gossip Girl) are included in a “Where Are They Now” photo gallery for Melrose Place.
  • Blake Lively (Serena, Gossip Girl) joined the cast of The Town, a crime thriller.
  • Kristen Bell (Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl) was apparently the victim of a Twitter hacker/faker today.  Remember, you can follow her real account: @IMKristenBell
  • Josh Schwartz, the creator of Gossip Girl and The O.C., is now developing a comedy series.
  • The season premiere of Southland, starring Benjamin McKenzie (Ryan, The O.C.) and Michael Cudlitz (Tony, Beverly Hills 90210), will be delayed.
  • Mischa  Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) did a very interesting interview with Time Out New  York, where she explains her hospitalization.




Teen Drama Twitter Accounts

18 08 2009

I’ve been inspired by Christy-Anne at OTH Twitter Bugs to do some of my own digging.

I have confirmed with the respective publicists that the follow accounts are fake:

@officialchace

@ChacexCrawford

@ChaceCrawford_

@edwestsidestory

@OfficialEd

@ed_westwick

@jessicaKszohr

@JessSzorh

@thejzho

@officialconnorp

@AnnaLMcCord

@jessiclowndes

@heyshenae

@shenaegrimes

@shenaeSgrimes

@hilarieburton

@hilarie_burton

@sophiabush

@sophiabushh

@sophiaOfTheBush

@sophiaannabush

@realsophiabush

@sophbush

@bjgofficial

@bjgaleotti

@BethanyJoyG

@laffertyjames

@jmartinlafferty

@chadmichmurray

@cockymurr

@chadmcmurray

@ChadMichaelMurr

@danneelharris_

@danneelharrisx

@harrisdanneel

@scotletti

@stephencolletti

@stephenagustc

@sukkstobu

@bevinprince

@markschwahn

@Ben_Mckz

@benOCmckenzie

@ItsRachelBilson

@ShannenDoh4real

In fact, any account you see for those stars is FAKE.  These people are not on Twitter.

Also fake: @torispelling, @jenniegarth97, @LeightBaby

Also  not on Twitter: Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed

But here is some good news: the following are real!

@tristanwilds (Tristan Wilds: Dixon, 90210)

@trevdon (Trevor Donovan, Teddy, 90210)

@TheAdamGregory (Adam Gregory, Ty, 90210)

@itsmeleighton (Leighton Meester: Blair, Gossip Girl)

@zuzannawanda (Zuzanna Szadkowski: Dorota, Gossip Girl)

@DorotaNYC (Zuzanna Szadkowski: Dorota, Gossip Girl)

@imkristenbell (Kristen Bell: Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl)

@RealOneTreeHill (One Tree Hill)

@katevoegele (Kate Voegele: Mia, One Tree Hill)

@antwon_tanner (Antwon Tanner: Skills, One Tree Hill)

@ashleyrickards (Ashley Rickards: Sam, One T ree Hill)

@kramergirl (Jana Kramer: Alexis, One Tree Hill)

@robbuckleyduh (Rob Buckley: Clayton, One Tree Hill)

@danneelharris (Danneel Harris: Rachel, One Tree Hill)

@joemanganiello (Joe Manganiello: Owen, One Tree Hill)

@bryangreenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill)

@miksecrew (Michael Copon: Felix, One Tree Hill)

@youromegagirl (Maria Menounos: Jules, One Tree Hill)

@tylerhilton (Tyler Hilton: Chris Keller, One Tree Hill)

@allisonscag (Allison Scagliotti: Abby, One Tree Hill)

@colinfickes (Colin Fickes: Jimmy Edwards, One Tree Hill)

@amberbrookeband (Amber Wallace: Glenda, One Tree Hill)

@lonewolflindsay (Lindsay Wolfington: music supervisor, One Tree Hill)

@SoGoPro (Southern Gothic Productions/Hilarie Burton: Peyton, One Tree Hill)

@vanderjames (James Van Der Beek: Dawson, Dawson’s Creek)

@busyphilipps25 (Busy Philipps: Audrey, Dawson’s Creek)

@RachaelLCook (Rachel Leigh Cook: Devon, Dawson’s Creek)

@kevwilliamson (Kevin Williamson: creator, Dawson’s Creek)

@jenniegarth (Jennie Garth: Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210)

@torianddean (Tori Spelling: Donna, Beverly Hills 90210)

@TAThiessen (Tiffani Amber Thiessen: Valerie, Beverly Hills 90210)

@RedDonovan (Elisa Donovan: Ginger, Beverly Hills 90210)

@cudlitz (Michael Cudlitz: Tony Miller, Beverly Hills 90210)

@therealmischa (Mischa Barton: Marissa, The O.C.)

@autumnreeser (Autumn Reeser: Taylor, The O.C.)

**Thanks to Christy-Anne for providing the One Tree Hill accounts**

Here’s some tips on spotting a fake account: First, see if it has the Twitter verified seal on it. All celebrities have been encouraged to register with the company in order to show their legitimacy. If they don’t have the seal, check with TruthTweet and Valebrity, two very reputable databases of celebrity accounts. Lastly, check with official sites for the network, show and the celebs themselves. If they are not confirmed in any of those places, odds are they fake. Additionally, if the account in question is following any of the fake ones above, odds are that it is fake, too.

Being a journalist, I have access to the publicists and managers that most don’t have.  I will continue to contact them as necessary to confirm or deny accounts but please do you part: do not follow fake accounts but spread the word that they are in fact fake!

You can follow me @sizzlemaker.





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and 90210

11 08 2009
  • Just found a great site for Gossip Girl podcasts.  They’re also doing a Gossip Girl  Biggest Fan contest.
  • MTV News has another article with Chace Crawford (Nate, Gossip Girl), seemingly from the same Teen Choice interview.
  • Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and 90210 are all nominated for Best Kiss in The CW Sourcies.
  • Eclipse Magazine has an interview with One Tree Hill creator, Mark Schwahn.
  • The Wrap explains the origins of the Brooke (Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill)-Julian (Austin Nichols, One Tree Hill) making out on the beach promo.
  • Everly, the band that Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill) plays in, has started a Twitter account.
  • Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) did a video segment for MySpace Fashion.
  • SoapNet appears to have updated their One Tree Hill 101 photo gallery.
  • SoapNet will be airing a mini-marathon of One Tree Hill episodes this weekend.  I’ll post a reminder Sunday morning.
  • Dan (Paul Johansson, One Tree Hill) and Lucas (Chad Michael Murray, One Tree Hill) are featured in a SoapNet photo gallery on father-son relationships.  Dylan (Luke Perry, Beverly Hills 90210) and Jack (Josh Taylor, Beverly Hills 90210) are also included.
  • There’s a new 90210 promo for the upcoming season.
  • Zachary Ray Sherman will appear on 90210 this season as Jasper.  The article elaborates on the spoilish story I posted last month.  As a commenter pointed out, there was already a Jasper on Beverly Hills 90210.
  • If you live in or near New York City, you can meet AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210) on Thursday.




News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl and The O.C.

29 07 2009




Spoiler: Ask Ausiello

23 07 2009

RELEVANT QUESTIONS–DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW!!!

Question: Regarding the controversial hookup that Dan partakes in on Gossip Girl — is the show finally following the books and exploring Dan’s bisexuality? –Michael
Ausiello:
That’s a negative. His controversial hookup is with a girl.

Question: Do you know if Kate Voegele, Ashley Rickards, and Stephen Colletti will be reprising their roles as Mia, Sam, and Chase next season on One Tree Hill? –Jillian
Ausiello:
Yes, maybe, and yes.

Question: What episode marks the return of Jennie Garth to 90210? –Lee
Ausiello:
That would be episode 3.





News Roundup: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210 and More

19 07 2009
  • A Chuck/Blair scene from Gossip Girl as well as a Naley scene from One Tree Hill are nominated for Hottest Moment in the Sourcies.
  • According to the above link, GG’s Blair & Serena and OTH’s Brooke & Peyton didn’t win in the Best Friends category, though the latter came in second.
  • Columbian.com has an article on the opening of Galeotti’s, the restaurant partly-owned and operated by Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill).  Galeotti will be performing along with Everly’s Amber Sweeney during the opening festivities.
  • Star News has an article on SoGoPro’s first podcast.
  • Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) will be on the Tonight Show tomorrow (Monday).
  • PEOPLE.com has a very short article discussing season  2 of 90210 with Shenae Grimes (Annie).
  • Delayed production on The Beautiful Life reportedly has nothing to do with Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.).




News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210 and Gossip Girl

24 06 2009
  • Hilarie Burton (Peyton, One Tree Hill) did a radio interview on Ireland’s The Alan Murphy Show.
  • Kate Voegele (Mia, One Tree Hill) released a music video for her song 99 Times.
  • PEOPLE.com has another photo from the Op campaign featuring Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) and AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi, 90210).  ETOnline has a story on the fall version of it as well.
  • McCord says she think her character should be involved with Chuck (Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl).
  • Zap2it posted a video of Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl) performing with her band Pretty Reckless in a recent concert.
  • TVGuide.com and The Daily Beast also have a Gossip Girl–NYC Prep comparison.







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