‘A Christmas Prince’ star Rose McIver on her new present ‘Ghosts’

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 Rose McIver stars in new CBS comedy “Ghosts,” which follows Samantha (McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a married couple renovating a rundown nation property right into a mattress & breakfast — solely to search out that it’s already inhabited by a ragtag group of spirits.

“It was one of the first scripts I read in a long time where I laughed off the page,” McIver, 32, informed The Post on the telephone from Montreal, the place she’s at present filming the present. 

“It was so clever. I loved the ensemble nature of it, and the way they all pepper different flavors into this group dynamic. I hadn’t really done something that was quite such a large ensemble before. It was definitely something I was excited about.”

Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), left, and Samatha (Rose McIver) hold hands while looking into each other's eyes on "Ghosts."
Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), left, and Samatha (Rose McIver) are a pair who unwittingly transfer right into a haunted home on “Ghosts.”
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Premiering Thursday, Oct. 7 (9 p.m.), the present introduces ghosts similar to a Prohibition-era lounge singer (Danielle Pinnock); a pompous 18th century politician (Brandon Scott Jones, “The Good Place”); a hippie (Sheila Carrasco); an ’80s scout troop chief (Richie Moriarty); a Viking explorer (Devon Chandler Long); and a slick Yuppie (Asher Grodman), amongst others.

They’re all uneasy on the prospect of their dwelling getting heavier foot site visitors due to the approaching B&B — and issues turn out to be extra sophisticated once they uncover that Samantha is the one dwelling one who can see and listen to them.

Yuppie ghost Trevor (Asher Grodman), 18th Century ghost Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) and rober-baron's wife Hetty (Rebecca Wisocky) sit at a desk looking at the camera.
Yuppie ghost Trevor (Asher Grodman), 18th Century ghost Isaac (Brandon Scott Jones) and rober-baron’s spouse Hetty (Rebecca Wisocky).
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It’s all based mostly on a British collection of the identical identify that premiered in 2019. 

“As soon as I heard about this project, I watched the first few episodes of the BBC original [show]. I’m a huge fan [and] I think [star] Charlotte Ritchie is so brilliant,” mentioned McIver. “And they did such an unbelievable job that it garnered sufficient recognition that we have been excited to have the chance to re-imagine an American model of it. There are some direct comparisons, however there’s numerous unique characters as nicely. And, if you put 10 new actors collectively, you cook dinner up a special stew, in the end.

Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay  and Rose McIver as Samantha, stand in a room surrounded by ghosts:  Sheila Carrasco as hippie Flower (back left), Devan Chandler Long as Viking Thorfinn, Rebecca Wisocky as Hetty,  Richie Moriarty as Pete, Brandon Scott Jones as Isaac,  Romn Zaragoza as Sasappis, Danielle Pinnock as Alberta and Asher Grodman as Trevor
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay and Rose McIver as Samantha, surrounded by ghosts: Sheila Carrasco as hippie Flower (again left), Devan Chandler Long as Viking Thorfinn, Rebecca Wisocky as Hetty, Richie Moriarty as Pete, Brandon Scott Jones as Isaac, Romn Zaragoza as Sasappis, Danielle Pinnock as Alberta and Asher Grodman as Trevor.
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“We’re hoping that in the context of a different country with a different story of origin, we’re going to be able to explore the same concept with original ideas in order to tell our version.”

McIver, who’s from New Zealand, however relies in LA, is finest recognized for starring in The CW’s “iZombie,” ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and Netflix’s hit “A Christmas Prince” franchise.

“I actually love the viewers and the fan base that comes with style [shows]. It’s so devoted and imaginative and artistic. I actually liked interacting with them over time, and felt so supported by that fan base. So, I hope individuals who liked ‘iZombie’ or ‘Once Upon a Time’ or a few of my comedy stuff would take pleasure in this as nicely. 

“Halloween is coming up, and nothing would make me happier than seeing people dress up as their favorite ghost. That’s the kind of stuff I enjoy with the genre fans. We notice those things and we really appreciate it.”

Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) and Samantha (Rose McIver), right, stand outside digging a large hole in the ground.
Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) and Samantha (Rose McIver), proper, do some digging round on “Ghosts.”
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McIver mentioned there aren’t any present plans for a fourth film within the “Christmas Prince” trilogy.

“Look, the door is always open, I had so much fun making those films,” she mentioned. “That complete group of actors concerned turned a really shut bunch. We have a bunch textual content thread that’s lively just about on daily basis. We all very a lot wish to preserve that door open, however we haven’t been requested but.

“We’re waiting for the call when they’re ready.”