Miracle Laurie – Actively Persistent

by admin on July 8, 2009 · 2 comments

Miracle Laurie

Dollhouse actress Miracle Laurie, who plays crazed-lasagna-lover/sleeper active “November”, tells the Baltimore Sun that she tried thousands of times to join Joss Whedon‘s inner circle before landing the part on Dollhouse. She also talks about the Shore Leave Sci-fi Convention (where she’ll be appearing this weekend) and gives her take on fan theories about November and Dollhouse (remind me to read that once I’ve finished the season 🙂 ).

Read on below the jump:

Miracle Laurie didn’t want to get a role on just any TV show. She wanted to be on a Joss Whedon TV show. And now she is, and Fox has renewed Dollhouse for a second season, and life just couldn’t be a whole lot better.

“I auditioned for Buffy (the Vampire Slayer) at least a thousand times, I tried out to be a series regular on Firefly — I auditioned for years for his stuff,” says Laurie, who will be in Baltimore this weekend, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans at the annual Shore Leave sci-fi convention at the Hunt Valley Marriott. “It was really a miracle, no pun intended.”

Meeting her fans, she insists, is the icing on the cake. She and her boyfriend, actor Christopher May, attended their first fan convention in April, “and it was a blast. We had tons of fun. There were all kinds of crazy, cool people.”

And many of them, she says with a laugh, had theories about her character’s up-in-the-air future on Dollhouse. The series, starring Eliza Dushku, centers on a group of “dolls,” men and women who assume whatever identities their employer wishes, then have their memories erased when the job is over and wait to be re-programmed. When last seen, Laurie’s character, Mellie, had been released from life in the dollhouse, with the promise of leading a normal life with her FBI-agent boyfriend, Paul Ballard. But this being TV and all, here’s betting that doesn’t happen.

“All I know for sure is that I’m coming back next season,” Orange County native Laurie says over the phone from Los Angeles, where she’s enjoying a break until Dollhouse begins filming again in late summer. “I don’t actually know in what form I’ll be back. The writers are kind of teasing me?everybody knows but me.”

She’s prepared, Laurie says, to hear all kinds of fan speculation this weekend. “All the fans are giving me their theories and stuff. One is that I wasn’t actually released, that the dollhouse is just using me to get at Paul. Another is that I’ll be involved in bringing the dollhouse down from the outside. I think their love story will continue in some manner. We’ll see who’s right.”

You can read the rest of the article here..

Thanks to Thomas for the heads-up!

Troy July 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I might get a lot of hate for this…but I was really hoping that her character wouldn’t be back this season…

I liked her as crazy neighbor lady…but like Eliza Dushku, I felt her acting was somewhat lacking.

Roco July 9, 2009 at 4:04 am

I haven’t seen the final 3 episodes in their entirey so perhaps my opinion will changew, but I agree that she was more entertaining as the ‘crazed’ neighbour.

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