Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

‘Once Upon a Time’ actress to star in 'Flowers in the Attic' sequel

See also

Rose McIver has won the role of Cathy Dollanganger in the Lifetime sequel to “Flowers in the Attic” called “Petals on the Wind.” The actress replaces Kiernan Shipka who played the part in the first movie according to a post on Feb. 18 by the Hollywood Reporter.

In the 1980s V.C. Andrews series, “Petals on the Wind” picks up right where “Flowers in the Attic” left off. However, Lifetime has adapted the story and it now takes place about 10 years later, necessitating the recasting of the Dollanganger family.

The story is set in 1971 and follows the lives of the three Dollanganger sisters who are now fully grown as they try to shed the legacy of the abuse they suffered at the hands of their mother. Try though they might, they are troubled by lingering guilt and tragedy that follows them into the present. Cathy takes it upon herself to get revenge on their mother.

Both Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn, who played matriarch Corrine Dollanganger and grandmother Olivia Foxworth in “Flowers in the Attic”, are reprising their roles.

In the first story, “Flowers in the Attic,” The Dollanganger kids are tucked away in their grandmother’s attic following the death of their father so their mother can reclaim the family fortune. She promises it won’t be long until they can be together but soon she visits less and less and before long finds a new boyfriend and moves on with her life. The four siblings are left to comfort one another in whatever way they can.

The New Zealand-born McIver has a recurring role on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” as Tinker Bell and she also appears on Showtime's “Masters of Sex.” Moviegoers may remember her from “The Lovely Bones” and “Brightest Star.”

If you liked this article click the Subscribe button to receive email updates when a new article is published. Follow Theresa on Google+, StumbleUpon and Twitter or connect on Pinterest.

©TheresaLeschmann. All Rights Reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced without prior permissions from the author. Partial reposting is permitted with a link back to the original article.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • NHL ice girls
    They may be smoking hot, but these NHL ice girls serve a purpose
    Camera
    Sports Chicks
  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City concert
    Video
    Music News
  • Amaris Jackson
    The Washington Wizards sign a 10-year-old with cancer to contract
    NBA Buzz
  • Emily Kinney
    'Walking Dead' fans are buzzing about the show as Emily Kinney was spotted with writers
    TV Buzz
  • Barry Trotz
    The Nashville Predators part ways with the only coach they've ever had
    NHL Buzz
  • AC/DC
    AC/DC may announce their retirement following a serious health issue
    Video
    Music Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!