After a few weeks being away, I’m finally back with some recent uploads of the gallery. First round is about magazine scans from this year with new photoshoots and great interviews! Have a look!
Rose is featured in the latest Elle Canada issue (June 2015). The pictures are not new but you can learn some of Rose’s favorites for summer!
Magazine Scans > 2015 > Elle Canada June 2015
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 Pridesource.com. “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
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.
New cover! And photoshoot. Rose graces the cover of the latest issue of California Style with a brand new photoshoot by David Slijper! For sure, she looks amazing! And bonus, the pictures are in HQ!
Thanks to Eden (check her Tumblr!), I’ve been able to upload scans and photoshoot pictures from the Vogue Australia May 2015 Issue where Rose is featured with her friends Krew Boylan, Jessica Carrera, Shannon Murphy & Gracie Otto for their new collective The Dollhouse.
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)