Sunday, February 23, 2020

Rose Byrne: "Evening Standard"

Actress Rose Byrne ("Bridesmaids"), posing for London's "Evening Standard", continues producing new film projects with "The Dollhouse", a collective of fellow Australians, including writers Gracie Otto, Krew Boylan and director Shannon Murphy:

"The only films that the studios are making are about robots and cars," said Bryrne. "It's all 'The Fate of the Furious'. And the film industry is a broken system — most films fail. You can have a film packed with every A-lister under the sun, and it can still not work.

"But I think being funny comes with an authority that people find hard to give women in general. The power to make a joke, to have the punchline — it can be very competitive and quite a masculine energy. I think in a lot of mainstream US comedies women are always the nagging one, the downer. Those films are a bit misogynistic.

"My decisions around what I do, why I do it, financially, are personal. And I think those questions are really for the producers — why are you paying women less? And it's like, sure, there's disparity, but you should ask the people in power — they're the ones who have the responsibility and the power to change stuff..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Rose Byrne....