Damn hippies. How many times have you heard that one? The funny thing is, Hippies (the term can apply to almost anyone these days with an inkling of green) were doing many of things now considered “cool” long before the rest of us hopped on board.
Still, for some like Rose McGowan, a hippie childhood was not the most cherished of life’s moments. In her new film, Grindhouse, directed by Quentin Trantino, McGowan was less than thrilled over the outfits she was forced to wear for her role. Her mother, however — a hippie true and through — loved the thought of her daughter donning some hippie-garb as a show of karma. From the article,
“She grumbles, ‘I was like, ‘Why did Quentin come up with that – just to torture me?’ My mother was like, ‘I knew that would get back to you one day.’ When I was little I would hide in the wheel well of the VW bug she drove us to school in, so no one would see me. Everyone else had their station wagons, and she would yell out the window, ‘Rose McGowan’s in this car.’ I would be mortified.”
Apparently, the McGowan family even lived in a commune for a time; further adding to the grief of young Rose. For all the grumbling, however, such experiences probably give McGowan a leg up on acting for this particular role. She’s done her mother proud.