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Gigi Stopper is the fiesty, opinionated, widowed Texas dame who enjoys a stiff drink as much as she loves church. Annie Potts, who portrays Gigi on the freshman ABC dramedy "Gcb," calls her "the hostess with the mostest ...belle of the ball ... Auntie Mame." Potts has been a steady presence on television for the past quarter century with regular series roles on "Love and War" (Emmy nod in 1994), "Dangerous Minds," "Any Day Now" (SAG bids in 1999 and 2000), and most famously "Designing Women." She co-starred with Dixie Carter on that long-running CBS comedy and is now using some of her late friend's traits on "Gcb." In a video chat with senior editors Rob Licuria and Chris Beachum, Potts said, "Because I knew her so well, this is very much in character for her. She threw fabulous parties, and she had that kind of ebullience that I've tried to capture and use for Gigi. »
This time it's called Order of Seven and involves Kung Fu and is set in Hong Kong in the 19th century! Ronan plays British gal Olivia Sinclair, and she somehow becomes involved with some crusty old warriors (seven of them) who have become outlaws in a world that no longer values their skills. There's an evil empress, too, who they have to defeat.
Someone named Michael Gracey will be directing it this fall 2012.
Now, I ask you, (A) isn't putting poor Ronan in action flick after action flick kinda typecasting her (she's in the upcoming fantasy-action film Justin and the Knights of Valour and stars in the Stephanie Meyer fantasy action project The Host as well as the girl-who-is-forced-to-kick-ass-fighting in How I Live Now (I mean, »
2 items from 2012
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