“I am kind of disappointed with the people that get angry at people that didn’t know about the movie sooner, just because they’re long-term fans. I am that too, and I’m pretty happy when someone else discovers Veronica Mars, even after the whole Kickstarter campaign, because it widens the fandom and can help us weigh more if we want other movies or so. So when I see those so called “Hardcore fans” (which I could be since I followed the whole series and gave money during the campaign), it just makes me sad about people overreacting about something that could, actually, give benefits to us. Let me remind you that not everyone spends time on the internet like we do, and that the information about that campaign was not that important outside of the U.S.”
"I think Piz is the real murderer. He knew Veronica will always love Logan, so he killed Logan’s gf instead and make it look like as if Logan did it so he could take the blame and go to prison and get the death penalty. This way she sees what kind of person Logan is and stops thinking about him and she will belong to Piz forever. That would be a great twist!!"
"I don’t know what’s going to happen at the reunion because I refuse to read spoilers, but based on the trailer, Veronica’s men (Logan, Weevil, Wallace, even Dick) are fighting other guys for some reason which I think to defend someone (Logan’s dead girlfriend?). Piz on the other hand joins the fight after he says, "That’s what men do, right?" To me, this implies that he does it not because of others, but because of his own ego and he’s trying to prove something. And YET, people still think he’s the nice guy."
“I cannot believe how incredibly attractive every Veronica Mars character/cast has become since the show ended. They all were cute and attractive before, but I loved them at the time more for how quirky and different they were. I still love them for that, but it doesn’t hurt that they are so stunning now.”
"I found the lack of feelings and emotions from Piz after he found out that someone secretly video taped him a little annoying (and disturbing). He felt victimized and just got beaten up, yes. But even after that, he didn’t want to do anything. He wasn’t angry. What a passive guy. He didn’t even want to backed Veronica who wanted to extract revenge. Nice guy or not, a person shouldn’t just give up like that. I don’t want him in my corner if something terrible happen, because he’d probably won’t do anything to support you. I’m not asking a person like Piz to beat up someone or using violence, but I would love to have some supports."
"I’m not a Piz hater, but I have to say: I never hated Veronica more than when the mysterious “sex tape” was out and she didn’t suspect of Piz once! Suspicion is part of her nature. Even after knowing Logan for years she would never think twice before believing that he raped her, drugged her or killed Lilly. But then she gives her trust to Piz so easily… I know it should mean character growth, but it really infuriates me. I think Logan has done so much for her, and they have so much history together, he deserved to have won her trust before Piz did."
2014 is a busy year for 29-year-old actor Chris Lowell.
"A lot of the reason why I wanted to direct was I wanted to talk to actors the way I wished a director would talk to me," explains 29-year-old actor Chris Lowell of his forthcoming directorial debut, Beside Still Waters. 2014 is a busy year for the Atlanta, Georgia native. Earlier this month, Lowell’s new comedy series Enlisted premiered on Fox. This weekBrightest Star, the actor’s first feature film as the leading man, will open in New York and L.A. He’s currently securing distribution for Beside Still Waters, and will appear in the long-awaited Veronica Mars film (as Veronica’s rival love interest) in March. Over the weekend, he started rehearsals for a play based on Ernest Hemingway’s posthumous memoir, A Moveable Feast, which he just happens to have co-written with his girlfriend. Oh, and did we mention Lowell is a photographer who has shown his work at Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles and Jackson Fine Arts in Atlanta, and once co-hosted Photo L.A. with David LaChapelle?
Lowell’s ambitious schedule is not as sudden as it seems. He has been acting for almost a decade, appearing on mainstream television shows like Shonda Rhimes’ Private Practice, cancelled-too-soon cult dramedies, and Oscar-nominated films such as Up in the Air (2009) and The Help.
It’s not difficult to find things to talk about with Lowell, from his plethora of projects to his record collection to the family photos and bookshelves decorating his apartment. We spoke with him last week about almost everything.
LOWELL: The book was insane. I remember reading it and being like, “What the hell? I don’t remember this in the pilot…” It taught me a lot, because the show was really well received—it was a critically acclaimed show—and I think I learned really quickly that I much prefer to be on something that has a cult following, has the reviews, even if it doesn’t have the ratings. That’s exactly what Veronica Mars was.
BROWN: That was a racy show. I was trying to explain the premise to other people in the office: “In the first season, Veronica is trying to figure out who drugged and raped her and gave her chlamydia, and also who was having an affair with and subsequently murdered her best friend. Oh, and her ex-boyfriend might be her secret half-brother.”
LOWELL: Totally. That show was out of control! That whole world of Veronica Mars is so perplexing. I compare it to Blue Velvet. In Blue Velvet, it’s funny and melodramatic, but also terrifying and thrilling. The same amount of dramatic emphasis is given to everything: Is Laura Linney going to leave the high-school football boyfriend to make out with the new guy? The same amount of strings and fadeout is given to Dennis Hopper raping a woman and kidnapping her child. It’s so weird. I remember watching this Veronica Mars episode, and it was the same thing: Is Wallace going to cheat on the test? And then simultaneously there’s a guy going around raping women and then shaving their heads. It befuddles me. It’s fascinating. Artistically, it feels good to know that you’re working in a very unique universe. I feel like Life As We Know It was that way, and Veronica Mars, and frankly, I feel the same way about Enlisted, which is the new show. The reviews have been through the roof, which is very gratifying, even if we are hung out to dry on a Friday night, 9 o’clock time slot.
BROWN: Did you think Veronica Mars would be made into a film?
LOWELL: Only because of the fans. I’ve never known fans to be so passionate about anything. It constantly surprises all of us. Right when I joined in the third season, the CW had just been created and the fans hired a plane to fly in circles from Warner Bros. to UPN, which were merging, with a banner that said “Bring Veronica Mars to CW.” I knew there was always going to be an audience for it, but Rob [Thomas] and Kristen Bell struggled for years to make the film. They went down every single conceivable avenue before ending on Kickstarter. There were so many times when Rob sent an emails saying, “It looks like it’s going to happen!” And then a month later, it didn’t happen. So the fact that it actually came to fruition is pretty trippy. For all of us who were in it, it’s an excuse to get the band back together. We’re all about to go sign something like 5,000 posters and Kristen’s house, which, as miserable as that sounds, will be a lot of fun for us because it will be us, together, goofing off. I was a controversial character on that show, because I was breaking apart the big romance.
BROWN: Would fans get angry with you?
LOWELL: I think that people loved the show so much that just seeing someone affiliated with it, I am sort of off the hook. [But] since the film was announced, they’ve been hyping up the love triangle and I’m getting a lot more nervous about going into a crowd of Veronica Mars fans. I basically go in and immediately say, “I’m supporting Logan and Veronica” to temper any death threats.
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