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Shiri Appleby Weighs In On The Lack Of Female Directors

Yesterday, UnREAL star Shiri Appleby attended the “Women in Global Entertainment Power Lunch” in Cannes, France. During the panel, Shiri discussed her role in UnREAL, what female empowerment means today, and that there has been a change in the TV business.

Via Hollywood Reporter,

“Appleby added that there has been a big shift during the 15 years she has been in the TV business, pointing out that on Roswell, which she starred in from 1999-2002, there was one female director in 65* episodes. During the 10-episode first season of Lifetime’s UnREAL four episodes were directed by women.”

Read the article in full here: Hollywood Reporter

* Correction by Sappleby.Com: 61 episodes

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The season two finale of Lifetime’s “UnREAL” airs tonight in the United States. spoke with Shiri Appleby and she reveals what she wants to happen next year. “Roswell”‬ is mentioned at the very end of this article, too: UnREAL season 3: Shiri Appleby reveals what she wants to happen next year

Read the article here and make sure to tune in tonight. It’s going to be epic: “The season finale of UnREAL is so epic you won’t even believe it’s real. TONIGHT at 10/9c on Lifetime.”

[…] Along with UnREAL, Shiri’s biggest role to date has been the lead, Liz Parker, in teen sci-fi hit Roswell High. The part pushed her into the spotlight and Shiri said that she would “absolutely” want to do a rebooted series.

She revealed that she ran into Roswell High’s creator Jason Katims recently and said that “whenever the opportunity is presented” she would get on board with it. “I think I would be very much excited to do it,” Shiri said.


E!Online: Shiri Appleby Dishes on Her Roswell Reunion With Jason Behr


Thanks to the E!Online team, we know some more about Shiri’s little Roswell Reunion. On Memorial weekend, she visited the Science Center with her family. There, she ran into her former Roswell co-star Jason Behr.

Shiri Appleby Dishes on Her Roswell Reunion With Jason Behr — Is She Game for a Revival?!

“I was at the Science Center with my kids in Vancouver, and he just tapped me on the shoulder, and it took me a minute to realize it was him!” she told us. “Huge hugs, we talked. Our kids are around the same age, and of course, I was like, social media is asking me to take a photo of the two of us right now so I handed [husband] Jon [Shook] the [phone] and he took a picture of us.”


Shiri & Jason – #LizandMax4eva


“Look who I ran into at Science World!!”, Shiri Appleby captioned one photo of her visit at Science World in Vancouver. She took to Instagram to share the pic with her former “Roswell” co-star Jason Behr. She added the hashtags #lizandmax4eva and #roswell, as well.

See the pic below as well as the photo Shiri shared right before the Roswell Reunion at the ATX Televison Festival in 2014.

Shiri is currently busy promoting the new season of her hit show “UnREAL”. The second season premieres on June 6th on Lifetime. Mark your calendar and make sure to tune in.

Look who I ran into at Science World!! #lizandmax4eva #roswell

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Jason and I. 15 years later. #roswellreunion @ATXfestival

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