Aussie actress Rose Byrne says the hacking of Sony Pictures could pave the way for equality in the movie industry because the leaked emails exposed the rampant sexism in Hollywood.

The scandal hit headlines last year when cyber criminals infiltrated the company’s database and stole reams of private information, including emails which revealed stars’ salary details. Among the revelations was the gender pay gap on Oscar-nominated movie American Hustle, with emails suggesting the film’s female stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, were paid significantly less than the male actors.

“All that stuff that was leaked through the internet when Sony was hacked – it all speaks for itself. So, it is beyond just misogyny,” Byrne said. “It’s legitimate discrimination based on gender, which is illegal. Any discrimination is, whether it’s sexuality, race or gender.”

Byrne, who has founded an all-female film production company, has now declared the hacking could actually benefit Hollywood because it has turned the spotlight on problems facing women in Tinseltown and prompted a probe by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

“The statistics are still so dreadful for women in film,” Byrne tells “Now the ACLU is doing an investigation into it because they’re starting to realise it’s actually discrimination – it’s not just good ol’ fashioned misogyny that everyone’s quietly tolerated for years. “The business is sort of the wrong way in the sense that the statistics are just really dreadful for women in terms of speaking parts and pay cheques for women.”


You can also read this great interview : Q&A: Rose Byrne Speaks Out On Hollywood Sexism (‘It’s Discrimination’), Talks Drag Inspirations & Playing Gay

I can’t wait to see what she’s talking about!

She played a good girl lawyer in Damages and was perfectly, poisonously hilarious in Bridesmaids. Now Rose Byrne is a Bondesque villain in Spy. We meet the good girl gone baddie.

It’s three o’clock on a warm weekday afternoon, Rose Byrne and I are in a genteel Italian restaurant in New York’s West Village, and our waitress – with an entirely straight face – has just asked if we’re interested in today’s special, a 20 oz pork chop. “Let’s start with that; one each,” suggests a laughing Byrne. “It’s almost worth it, just so you could write about it.” In the event, sadly, the slender Australian actress chooses minestrone soup. “We’ll get the chop next time, I promise,” she tells our waitress, apologetically.

To some, 35-year-old Byrne may still be most recognisable from the five years she spent till 2012 playing Ellen Parsons alongside Glenn Close’s ruthless Patty Hewes in the American legal thriller Damages. But in recent years she has shown some serious comedy chops, in films such as Bridesmaids and Bad Neighbours, and now, her latest, Spy.

The Bond-inspired spoof features her Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy as a back-office CIA agent working undercover in the field for the first time, and Byrne as her nemesis, Raina Boyanov, the Oxford-educated daughter of a Bulgarian arms dealer.

“It was a very conscious decision,” Byrne says of her move into lighter material. “I’m Australian – we don’t take ourselves too seriously – but I really didn’t know if I would have any luck,” she shrugs. “Just because you’re funny in real life doesn’t mean you are necessarily a funny actor; and if you’re funny on screen it does not mean you’re bound to be funny in real life,” she notes.

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As previously announced, Rose took part of the Red Nose Day Charity Event on Thursday night. 20+ HQs & MQs have been added to the gallery!

US fans! Watch NBC on this Thursday night (from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET)!

NBC is going to need seven more clown noses: Rose Byrne, Nick Cannon, Cheryl Burke, Jeff Dye and “Saturday Night Live” Cast Members Jay Pharaoh, Colin Jost and Michael Che have joined charity event “Red Nose Day,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Airing Thursday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, the special will bring together a ton of Hollywood stars in an effort to raise money for children living in poverty in the U.S. and throughout the world. The enormously popular event in the U.K. has raised more than $1 billion for charity over the last 30 years; this is the first year it’s come stateside.

In addition to comedy, videos produced by Funny Or Die, music performances and over 70 top talent, the benefit event will also feature short appeals films that shed light on those in need: Jack Black traveled to Africa to visit children in Uganda living on the streets, witnessing firsthand the devastating effects of preventable diseases at a hospital; Blake Shelton visited a mobile health clinic in Los Angeles that is providing free, life-changing care to underprivileged children.

Previously announced stars slated to appear in the special include Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Jodie Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell, Adam Levine, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Anna Kendrick, Simon Cowell and many more.


Yesterday, Rose showed her support to photographer Tyler Shields at the opening of his new exhibition ‘Historical Fiction’ in LA. She appeared with a very casual outfit and makeup free! Pictured with her is actress Rose McIver who currently plays Liv on IZombie (@rosemciverfans)!

With the movie being released really soon, new promotional material of Spy is revealed. I’ve added new posters, two unseen HQ stills and some promotional pictures posted on Tumblr. I also made a few captures of the B-roll videos! Have a look!

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