Five Things You Didn’t Know about Liza Weil

If you are a fan of Gilmore Girls or How to Get Away With Murder, you obviously know who Liza Weil is. After all, Liza was Rory’s frenemy, Paris, on GG and currently stars as somewhat secretive Bonnie Winterbottom on HTGAWM. Just like her character on the hit ABC show, Liza Weil is pretty quiet when it comes to her personal life. To help you get to know the star, here are 5 things you didn’t know about Liza Weil.

Her childhood was a tad unorthodox.

As a child, Liza, who practices Reform Judaism traveled all over Europe with her parent’s comedy troupe, the Madhouse Company of London, and the “extremely eccentric people” who were involved in show. She often describes her childhood as “colorful” and the catalyst for her own career in acting. In one interview, Liza said, My parents would take me along when they would play venues and…I’d sit in the audience and watch them do their act. I don’t know who wouldn’t find that appealing. It’s kind of magic when you’re a kid.” Eventually, her family settled down for a more traditional life in Pennsylvania.

Before committing to acting, Liza considered a completely different career path.

While Liza always had a desire to act, this wasn’t the only career she considered. In fact, her career aspirations leaned towards becoming an archaeologist. So, what brought this one? Apparently, Liza went through a period where She had a bit of an obsession with the Indiana Jones trilogy, which was probably linked to her gigantic crush on Harrison Ford. Eventually, Liza decided she wasn’t meant to be an archaeologist, primarily because she didn’t do very well in school and never attended college.

Liza never dreamed she’d be able to pull off short hair until she agreed to make the cut.

While starring as Paris Gellar on Gilmore Girls, Liza had long blonde hair, which is also what She sported when She auditioned for her part on How to Get Away With Murder. When filming the pilot, the show’s makeup artist, Sergio Lopez, asked her about a haircut to fit the look he’d created for each character. Liza agreed and was amazed to be able to pull it off. She revealed in an interview with Coveteur, “I had secretly always wanted it (short hair)”.

Initially, Liza auditioned for the part of Rory Gilmore.

When auditioning for Gilmore Girls, Liza had her sights set on playing Rory. Liza definitely had no intention of being cast as someone like Paris Gellar, a character She had absolutely nothing in common with. Unfortunately, the role of Rory went to Alexis Bledel. However, the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino knew that she wanted Liza to be on the show. Amy stated, “She’s unbelievably brilliant – she’s like a master comedienne so I just wrote her in.”

She’s been dating her co-star for over a year.

Although they were able to keep it quiet for more than a year, it has been confirmed that Liza has been dating her HTGAWM co-star, Charlie Webber, since at least July 2016. Apparently, their relationship started right after her divorce from Paul Adelstein was finalized in March 2016. Liza and Paul were married for 10 years and have a daughter, Josephine. Though they’ve kept it quiet, Liza and Charlie are still dating.

Save


Leave a Reply

Doesn’t Sarah Palin Know who Sacha Baron Cohen Is?
Whatever Happened to the Cast of “Rookie Blue?”
Looking Back on The TV Series Space: 1999 and It’s Influence on Sci Fi
10 Things You Never Knew about Goldar from The Power Rangers
If You Liked “John Wick” Here are Five Movies You Should See
Are We Ever Going to See a “Horrible Bosses 3?”
10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Koe no Katachi”
The Five Greatest Cyperpunk Movies of All-Time
The 20 Greatest DJs in the World
Top 5 Musical Festivals Coming Up in the U.S.
The Five Best Uses of Kanye West Songs In Movies
The Top Uses of Jennifer Lopez Songs in Movies and TV
The Origin and Controversy Behind the Super Bowl Shuffle
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Mackenzie Dern
Secrets on How Sports Stars Keep Their Fitness Up
Snoop Dogg Explains Hockey Rules and Culture In Video Series For NHL Playoffs
The Five Best Hairstyles in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
The Top Five Skyrim Black Book Quests
Ranking the Top Five Bosses in Dark Souls 3
The Top Ten Terraria Weapons You Can Use
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Adrienne Bailon
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Sophie Cookson
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Jason David Frank
The 10 Most Searched Celebrity Feet of 2018