During the filming of Grindhouse, Rose McGowan and director Robert Rodriquez had an affair that ultimately led to Rodriguez leaving his wife of 16 years and his five children. In October of last year, McGowan and Rodriguez became engaged and later announced they were teaming up to remake the ’60s classic, Barbarella, and two other films. Yeah, not so much. Page Six reports:
McGowan was hoping to star in at least three planned Rodriguez films – a remake of “Barbarella,” “Red Sonja” and “Woman in Chains!” But sources say the couple, who we reported last October were engaged, have split, partly over the problems Rodriguez had finding financing for “Barbarella” – the 1968 cult classic in which Jane Fonda played a sexy space adven- turess – with McGowan in the title role. McGowan, best known for her witchy role on TV’s “Charmed,” wasn’t thought to have enough box-office draw for the $70 million remake, especially after “Grindhouse” disappointed with about $25.4 million in domestic ticket sales. “Too bad ‘Grindhouse’ didn’t gross $100 million. Then, maybe, ‘Barbarella’ would have gotten the green light,” said one source. “Instead, the moguls were saying, ‘We need a bigger star, a bigger name.’ ” Jessica Alba has been touted as a possible replacement.”
Man, I can barely even talk about this it’s so sad. I think we all had high hopes for these two. Especially when Robert Rodriguez decided to dump his wife at her job and abandon his kids so he could fuck Rose McGowan in his trailer. I guess I was wrong, but I thought his heart was finally ready to love.
As always, the greatest Rose McGowan pictures of all time (NSFW):