Johnny dies. On the internet. And decides to stay dead for financial reasons. Which leads to a big break for Gigi.
Movie & TV > 2015 > Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll > Season One > Stills > 1x03: Lust For Life
Elizabeth Gillies stars as a young wannabe rockstar with plenty of potential on FX’s latest series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. Acting alongside Denis Leary and John Corbett, Gillies’ character Gigi is banking on success as she attempts to relaunch a former ’90s band called The Heathens, placing herself at the head of this flawed group of musicians.
But the actress had a few rockstar aspirations for her own life growing up. At 9 years old, Gillies wasn’t afraid to dream big, hoping to head to prom with one of the members of *NSYNC – JC Chasez.
“I really thought I was going to go home with one of them and be their girlfriend,” says Gillies, recalling her first-ever *NSYNC concert. “I didn’t think of anything sexual, I just thought, ‘that’s going to be my boyfriend, that’s like, so cool.’”
Watch Gillies recount that first concert experience, along with her childhood love for Avril Lavigne-style accessories for EW’s First and Worst video series. Fans can also check out how her costar Corbett pitched the show to the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, The Dalai Lama, and more, available here.
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
Former Nickelodeon star Liz Gillies drops by the studio to talk about her new FX series 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ and how Jade West from ‘Victorious’ would react to her character Gigi.
Last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast of FX’s new Denis Leary fronted comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll took to the Nerdist Conival stage with Clarke Wolfe to talk about the dynamics of being in a fake reunited band, how Howard Stern’s Fartman brought them together, the Afghan Wigs and more. What ensued was vortex of incredible tangents and a whole lot of swearing.
From the moment John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, Bobby “Bang Bang” Kelly, and Leary took the stage, they exuded the confidence, swagger, and good humor of a legendary fictional band. When asked if they would ever survive as a real band, Gillies was quick to interject, “We’d all kill eachother!”, which we all know is just code for they would make some killer rock ballads before–in the words of Mr. Neil Young–burning out.
Given that all these actors have had some experience with musical performance (except Kelly, who had to learn how to play drums), we can expect to hear real performances from the group as soon as Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll premieres on FX this year.
Movie & TV > 2015 > Vacation > Stills
Last week the cast of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll visited the Apple Store in SoHo for an exclusive Q&A panel. You can now listen to it and download it for free as a podcast in the iTunes Store! It's a 45-minute long podcast, so it's definitely worth getting!
I've added one large picture to our gallery from a photoshoot that the cast did on-site for the cover art:
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