Cast Trivia - Elizabeth Mitchell
- She is skilled in several stage-combat techniques, including hand-to-hand combat, rapier, and dagger.
- She starred in the 2000 movie Frequency, which featured a serial killer named ‘Jack Shepard’.
- The roles Elizabeth play often end up influencing her outlook on life. The Beast made her question her morals regarding the death penalty, and playing Linda McCartney made her become a vegetarian.
- For her role in Gia, she lived in a Hollywood hotel, in order to experience a private and dark life.
- In The Santa Clause 2, Elizabeth campaigned for her character Mrs. Claus to be chubby, like her husband. It meant wearing a fat suit and face prosthetic, but she said that it was more important for the world’s women to not see a skinny wife, than for the worlds’ men to see one.
- She filmed a Hertz Rent-A-Car commercial in 1994, but it was pulled off the air because of the O.J. Simpson getaway chase.
- She has called Emma Thompson and Meryl Streep her favortie actresses.
- To land a commercial for Polo Springs Water, Elizabeth admits lying to producers and telling them she could cross-country ski, when her only experience was with downhill skiing. She managed to use a ‘how-to’ book to learn, but claims the experience almost killed her.
“Acting is so exciting to me. It’s a thrill; otherwise I wouldn’t do it. Not to be hokey, but I think life is definitely worth living, whether you’re working or not. For an actor, the character is the thing…it doesn’t matter what medium you’re in. as long as you have something to do.”
“Believe it or not, women seem to love Juliet. Men, however…I’ve gotten a few stares. ‘Oh no.’ That sort of thing. I always have C.J. (her son) on my hip and I’m walking around. I’m not ever quite as still as Juliet. I’m fairly goofy and nerdy. But I have had more men look at me a little terrified. I think men are intrigued and they want to engage in some sort of smackdown.”
“I want to have kids everywhere…I want to eat Haagen-Dazs and get broad hips. If you try to stay young forever, you don’t really live.”
(on Juliet) “The more they write for her, the more fascinated I am to meet her. They’ve written this woman who is intensely brilliant, kind, and in her own way somewhat charismatic, and at the same time she has this wonderful violent streak. I think she’d be a great wife.”