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Shirley Manson Cast in Terminator: The Searah Connor Chronicles

Is Sarah Connor Only Happy When it Rains?

Raise your hand if you recognize this face! Yes, that is Shirley Manson, lead singer of Garbage, the group that scored some hits in the '90s, including "I'm Only Happy When it Rains." There is intriguing news today that she is joining the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles when it returns for a second season on Fox.

Manson will be a regular as "Catherine Weaver, the CEO of a cutting-edge high-tech company."

Last I heard, Manson had been looking to record a solo album but I don't think it's finished yet. Or rather, Wikipedia says it was supposed to release two days ago and it didn't. I wonder if that's still in the works or if she'll put it on hold to focus on acting. She is one of the coolest rocker women from that grunge era of yore and I'm excited to see what she can bring to the small screen.

So what do you think? Is this the weirdest casting news you've heard in awhile? Or totally perfect career progression for a rock star from the '90s?


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jellydonut80 jellydonut80 9 years
i freaking love shirley manson - she's amazing! this may even make me watch this show...
katiedid0985 katiedid0985 9 years
I just think it's funny that so many actors want to become singers and so many singers want to become actors, even when they usually shouldn't...Not saying Shirley Manson will be bad, but a lot of others have been!
Advah Advah 9 years
I absolutely love that woman(what can I say, I went to school in the 90s, Stupid Girl rocks my world), can't wait to see what she's like as an actress!
foxgirlie04 foxgirlie04 9 years
Omg i have seen garbage in concert and she is awesome :D
Juicylemon Juicylemon 9 years
Me too I love that show. I didn«,t she wanted to be an actress but it doesn,t surprise me. It's common now to see singers beoming actors. I rememeber that TV Guide revealed that there were looking to cast a character named Catherine Weaver: ''Catherine, an unusually earthy business bigwig in her early forties.''
pargie pargie 9 years
This is good news, I love the show and I love Garbage. I would imagine her fitting right in with the rest of the cast, I don't think Summer Glau (?) is the best actress.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
she is gorgeous
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I love this show and can't wait for it to come back. She will make and interesting addition.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Nope, not canceled. Sarah Connor Chronicles will be back in the Fall, airing on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. on Fox.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I thought I'd read that the show was getting canceled? Anyway, I don't watch the show and I don't know if Shirley will be a good actress, but I've always thought she was pretty cool.
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