Blog dedicated to actress/musician Leisha Hailey

Thursday, September 4, 2008

So it was Alice All Along????

SHOWTIME'S "L WORD" SPINOFF WAS ALICE ALL ALONG?!


19 comments:

Stäf said...

aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh
my dreams came true!!!!!
Thx Ilene!!

speedy12 said...

I'm happy...I just hope this doesn't mean the end for Tasha and Alice. Maybe Rose will make a guest appearance. Wow!!! What does this all mean? :-/

Chi-City said...

Yeaaaahhhh! I was hoping it would be Alice who starred in the spinoff. This is great news. I'm also wondering what this means for Tasha and Alice.

shy.girl_d said...

Yay! I'm so pleased. I've always thought that Alice would be the best character to star in a spinoff. And of course I absolutely adore Leisha! I really thought that she wouldn't want to do it because she's unto the Uh Huh HEr thing at the mo. But I'm so thrilled it's Leisha - she deserves it, she is by far the best actress on the L Word.

shannon said...

if i wasn't at work right now, with coworkers surrounding me, I'd be jumping up and down right now! Like Jenny when she got her advance check for her first book, haha! :)

I've definitely thought Alice would be the best character for a spin-off, and of course I want more opportunity to see Leisha :) Yay!!

carmel29 said...

I wish it was Rose Because I think they could have did so much with her. We could have learned about her parents when she first came out as a Lesbion how was her life when she was battleing her decision to come out what she was going through as a person. Don't get me wrong I like Leisha and everything but I love Talice I just think Rose should have been the pick don't be mad at me Speedy12.

speedy12 said...

I could never be mad at you Carmel...lolol. You're entitled to your opinion.

J School said...

this is very awesome news. i'm so glad to hear that my fave character will still be on television.

i really think alice was one of the few characters they could work with. i feel like no one else could really hold up a series by themselves. i'm sure a lot you of remember Joey, the Friends spin-off. Yes, he was the only one who didn't get a happy ending, but i never felt like joey did well in scenes by himself, he always needed one of the others to make a scene work. alice is usually the other person making the scenes work.

Chi-City said...

I agree J school...Alice always sticks out to me in scenes b/c she gets the best "zinger" lines and you kind of start to watch for them in any scene she may be in. Her delivery of those lines is absolutely hilarious! I'm ecstatic that she's starring in the spin-off.

speedy12 said...

It's official---Showtime has officially announced the spinoff featuring Leisha...Shooting starts in December...I CAN'T WAIT...THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING!!! THIS BLOG IS GONNA BE DA SH..T!!!! LOLOLOL

carmel29 said...

Rose could do her on series to and yes Leisha can as well and also Kate can if she grows up. I think they gave Rose the short end of the stick it was like she always was center around Leisha. I give at least 3 scenes Rose did by her self and She did a dam good Job acting it out her scenes by her self so I dissagree what do you think speedy12.

speedy12 said...

Rose can mos def do her own series Carmel--but she doesn't have the notoriety and the star prowess that Leisha has to support the show. Although Rose has a lot of fan support just for being on the L Word--it's just not enough to support her own show yet. But she will get there eventually if that's what she wants to do. She's gonna have to put in the work that often comes with the Hollywood mantra.

J School said...

now, i'm not trying to start an argument, but i don't think anyone here has said that rose couldn't hold a series by herself, but the way the writers have developed her character doesn't suit itself for a series about tasha, also, there's nothing saying that tasha won't be in the spin-off. the only thing we've been told is that it'll focus on alice. if tasha is still a part of alice's life at the end of season six (and season five kind worries me on that), then there is a very good possibility that tasha will be a regular cast member

also, we all knew the spin-off was not going to revolve around tasha because the showtime/lword people said it was going to be about an original cast member.

i think kate as an actress, could possibly have her own series, but not as shane. shane's personality just doesn't lend to being a main character that is not part of an ensemble. lword was definitely an ensemble show, which was proven by the fact that the best scenes of the show included three or more characters (and there definitely are some exceptions, i personally loved every single alice/dana scene)

i think it is really hard to have any kind of spin-off from an ensemble cast show using original characters. Laverne and Shirley was a hit spin-off from Happy Days, but I think because the two title characters were not fully developed in the episodes of HD that they appeared in, the spin-off worked.

i know i've mentioned it before, but i'm hoping this spin-off doesn't meet the same fate as Joey

J School said...

wow, never realized how long my comment was. sorry everyone. :0)

caramel29 said...

LOL J.School your funny. But what I am saying is that they could of pick Rose because we don't know to much about her we just know bits and pieces of her life. We pretty much know everything about Leisha like I said on another (Blog)speaking of that Speedy12 Do you still visit us?

It could of been when she was playing B-ball t'll her comeing out to her parents ,herself and others, then the militery her struggle with her hideing that from the state,her first going to the club downtown I forgot the name well basicly the curl girls and then her meeting Alice which made Talice thats all I am saying.

J School said...

thanks caramel! I try. ;0)

radiolova26 said...

I'm VERY excited about this. I had originally counted Leisha out due to UHH, thinking she would only focus on that for a while immediately following the show. I guess she will continue to juggle both, which she is obviously capable of. Honestly of the core cast, she is the most entertaining to watch for me personally. I love her wit and sense of humor and openmindedness(which was missing from season 5). Does this look good for Talice? Probably not, but I do look forward to guest appearances from the cast and hopefully great writing. Leisha is an amazing actress and they definitely chose the most interesting character.

~nitabe~ said...

yesssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!

Naive Jezebel said...

i guess i'm definitely in the minority opinion here.. but i was hoping the spin off would be about jenny's crazt @$$! LOL