Onscreen charm and comedic timing aside, we can always count on Rose Byrne to deliver outstanding looks every time she graces the red carpet. Case in point: She most recently dropped jaws at the 2015 Met Gala in a red custom lacquered hand-cut Calvin Klein Collection leather gown embellished with agate and red jasper stones.
She attributes her sartorial success to her longtime stylist Penny Lovell. But as stunning as she looks on the red carpet, there’s more than meets the eye. “It’s not something that comes naturally to me,” Byrne surprisingly reveals to InStyle about her comfort level on the carpet. “Other people have a real handle on it. I’ve gotten more comfortable, but I definitely heed Penny’s advice and defer to her when I’m not sure about something.”
So what has she learned after all these years? “The red carpet is a performance in way. It’s like a strange beauty pageant,” she laughs. “I’ve always like clothes, so I try to embrace that side of it. It’s incredible to work with designers who are gifted and talented—it’s really fascinating.”
Basically, Byrne has fooled us ever since she stepped foot onto the red carpet seven years ago when she attended the 2008 Emmy Awards, her first awards show. It just goes to show, Byrne is one helluva actress.
Nothing can come between Rose Byrne and her Calvins, or that’s the way it seems these days. The actress has knocked out red carpet hits ever since she came on the scene, and it’s in large part due to her longtime stylist Penny Lovell and the mastermind behind these creations—Calvin Klein Collection’s women’s creative director Francisco Costa.
“We met in 2008, and he dressed me for the Emmys when Damages was up for Best Series,” Byrne tells InStyle about the first time she met Costa. “I was very nervous; it was my first big awards ceremony, my first red carpet experience. I was 26 or something, and he made me feel really comfortable. He’s not only incredibly talented, but he’s also a really warm and lovely person. I was very lucky.”
Since then, she has racked up a number of standouts from her running Calvin Klein streak, including her stunning pink separates at the 2013 Emmy Awards and most recently, a custom red lacquer embellished creation at the Met Gala. But her relationship with the brand spans decades, which can be traced back to her pre-red carpet days.
“In Australia, Calvin is iconic and I loved the Brooke Shields campaigns from the 1980s. She’s so chic,” the Aussie actress says, recalling the moment she fell in love with the brand. “It was iconic, but very modern as well.”
So it makes sense that Byrne would be the one to present the 2015 Fashion Visionary Award to Costa at the annual Pratt Institute fashion show Thursday night. “He is no ordinary designer; he understands the elegance of his creations, to help women feel feminine and powerful,” she said in her speech. “I can’t think of anyone else more deserving of this honor.”
“I think our careers are put to test all the time. So a moment like this at Pratt is, for me, really special,” Costa said prior to the show. “I regard Pratt as one of the most incredible schools of art and design in the world, and I’m very humbled and happy to have been selected.”
And his one message to emerging designers of today? “There’s always room out there for great talent, but you have to really believe in yourself and work hard for it.”
With two movies coming in theaters really soon and the lauch of The Dollhouse, Rose has been the subject or mentioned in a lot of articles, interviews and blog posts. At first, I wanted to make one post by article but quickly, I realised it would be way too much so here’s a recap of all the press articles that surfaced online this past week. Each of them are really interesting and worth a read!
Rose Byrne on Nick Kroll: ‘He’s very sweet with his parents’ (NY Post)
Rose Byrne on Surviving the ‘Annie’ Flop, ‘Bridesmaids’ Reunion, and Her Comedy Takeover (The Daily Beast)
Why Rose Byrne is reading ‘The Féminine Mystique’ now (Elle US)
Rose Byrne helped boyfriend Bobby Cannavale land movie role (Page Six)
Melissa McCarthy-Rose Byrne chemistry is the secret formula in ‘Spy’ (LA Times)
Rose Byrne Talks Spy, Neighbors 2, and X-Men: Apocalypse (Comic Book)
Rose Byrne On Playing The Pregnant Woman Movies Are Scared To Show (Refinery 29)
10 Audition Tapes That Made Now-Famous Actors’ Careers (Time)
Rose Byrne has learnt there is no room for “excessive humility” in her job.
The 35-year-old actress has been in the industry since she was 13, but only became well known over the last few years – in part thanks to her role in hit comedy Bridesmaids in 2011. She was quizzed on why it’s taken her carer so long to soar, and is in no doubt that she held herself back.
“It’s been partly my own fault. Earlier in my career, I constantly underestimated myself. I think it’s a very Australian characteristic in that God forbid we take ourselves too seriously or allow ourselves to feel too important,” she told British magazine Hello! “But excessive humility is not going to take you very far in this business. I had to learn to have more confidence in myself and be proud of what I do. Now I feel I’m ready to take on anything.”
That doesn’t mean the star is comfortable with everything which comes with fame though. She still doesn’t particularly like being recognised when she is out and about, something she’s had to get used to. Although it doesn’t happen that much, dating Boardwalk Empire’s Bobby Cannavale has made it happen a lot more.
“Bobby gets noticed a lot more than me because he’s pretty hard to miss. I can usually pass unnoticed if I’m on my own and that’s fine with me. I’m still kind of shy and so I love having Bobby with me,” she said.
The couple couldn’t be happier together, which is one of the reasons Bobby wasn’t sure about starring alongside her in upcoming movie Spy. It’s about a desk-bound CIA analyst who decides to go undercover to try to crack a case, and Rose is fully aware it could have made her romance tricky. Luckily she and Bobby relished the chance to have more time together and didn’t fall out on set, with the Australian actress only too happy to gush about him.
“He’s this very kind-hearted, wonderful guy. I’m very lucky to have met him,” she smiled.
Rose will receive the AACTA Trailblazer Award at the AACTA Awards on Thursday, 29th January in Sydney! Congratulations to her and we can’t wait to get pictures from the event. You can also read a new interview below (and via the source)!
Rose Byrne admits she isn’t great at talking about herself. It just doesn’t feel right. That said, the Australian actress is thankful for the opportunities that have allowed her to become one of our biggest international exports.
“I find it hard to do,” Byrne tells Insider at Sydney’s Darling Hotel. “It is more about commenting on one’s own career, because it is just your life and you navigate it the best way you can.”
The New York-based actress, 35, is home to receive the inaugural Trailblazer Award at the annual AACTA Awards on Thursday, honoured for her contribution to the industry. She’s starred in several award-winning Australian films, including Two Hands and My Mother Frank, as well as Hollywood blockbusters including Troy, 28 Weeks Later and X-Men: First Class.
“I grew up here doing Australian television, film and theatre and I continue to do so, but not as much now because I am away,” she says. “There is something extra-special and emotional about coming home to receive something like this. It is so important to continue to nourish our industry and to continue to tell our stories and to have an Australian voice.”
Source : Sydney Confidential
Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie and Jolene Anderson are among the Aussie stars in the running to play Princess Mary on the small screen next year.
Channel 10 has announced it is making a miniseries about Tasmanian-born Mary’s life. The production, titled Mary: The Making of a Princess, will be shot on location in Australia and Denmark next year. It is being produced by Fremantle Media Australia, the company behind Neighbours, Wonderland, Wentworth and the miniseries, Schapelle, which screened on Channel 9 this year.
Although casting is yet to officially start, TV insiders are already speculating about who has what it takes to bring Mary’s real-life fairytale to life.
Read more at the source.
Rose Byrne says she will continue to take chances — in life, in work and on the red carpet.
“Being on the red carpet is theatre, in a way,” Byrne says of wearing designer outfits at glam events. “Something like Cannes (Film Festival) is such a theatrical event with the whole glamour of the thing and the paparazzi are dressed in tuxedos. It is a funny thing.”
Byrne, 35, has in recent years blossomed into a fashion muse in the celebrity scene. Known for her elegant, yet sometimes risk-taking style, she is courted by the world’s top designers. “I’ve always liked fashion so I feel like I’ve gotten more confident with it as I’ve gotten older,” she says on the phone from her New York apartment. “Fashion, you shouldn’t take too seriously. If you get on the worst dressed list or the best dressed, life goes on. In saying that, I do love fashion and it is always a lot of fun to get access to really talented incredible (fashion) designers and that is a great thrill for me.”
Byrne is speaking to Insider ahead of a trip to Australia this week as the new face of Australian brand, Oroton. While upbeat and genuinely sounding excited to be travelling home, Byrne is cautious when it comes to putting her name to something. “Oroton really is a brand that we can all relate to,” Byrne says, adding that her only previous ambassadorial work was for Max Factor several years ago. “It is a great privilege to be the face of the brand. I’m extremely honoured. […] Growing up in Australia, my aunt had an Oroton bag and it was a unique thing to be Australian. So it was such an easy thing to embrace.”
More at the source
Lucky Magazine just uploaded two pictures of Rose from their November issue photoshoot and an article about their interview. You can already read the first lines here, click on the end of it to get the rest! The first pictures are also below and you can click them to get a bigger preview. I’ll add them to the gallery when I’ll get even better pictures!
Rose Byrne breezes into breakfast with her hair still damp. She’s just gotten out of the shower but it could have easily been the pool. Byrne was practically born knowing how to swim. At least that’s what she says it feels like to a kid growing up in Sydney. “From a very young age, you’re taken to the pool and put in your floaties, because it’s a culture of water,” she says in a Down Under twang that would surprise anyone who’s heard her flawless American accent in Bridesmaids or Neighbors. “It’s ingrained in the fabric of us.”
Perhaps it’s that Made in Australia cloth that gives Byrne an intrepid edge over other actresses, who didn’t spend their childhoods braving deep waters and massive waves, or didn’t drop out of college at age 20 and endure countless 24-hour plane rides to chase their Hollywood dreams. “We Australians can be wanderers,” she says, “because we’re so far away, and there really is curiosity about the rest of the world, a sort of wild spirit.” […]