Monthly Archives: March 2021

Peter Rabbit Star Rose Byrne Still Hasn’t Mastered The Mum Juggle And We Can Relate

Talking about juggling children in this thing we call life isn’t something fans would expect to come out of a conversation with Bea from the Peter Rabbit franchise…

How to deter pesky animals from their vegetable garden, sure!

But when you’re talking to the star behind the character, Rose Byrne, the topic of how we juggle life as working mums is bound to come up.

Returning to her role in the Peter Rabbit sequel, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the Aussie star shares what it’s like being on set with animated bunnies before switching to mum mode with her two little ones at home. And yep, we can relate to all of the things!

“It’s still very chaotic!”

With her own little bunnies, sons Rafa, 3, and Rocco, 5, running around at home, Rose knows all too well what it’s like to try and juggle mum life. Or at least try to.

“I think it’s all a work in progress. It’s still very chaotic,” she told Kidspot.

Rose loves being in the makeup chair when her boys are on the tools. Image: Instagram 

“It’s a big question and I hope that people also start to ask men those questions because I think if you’re really hands-on parents, you’re both doing as much work kind of thing. Of course, it’s hard to get a balance. I’m absolutely trying to figure it out every day. Every day is a work in progress, for sure.”

Rose is of course referring to parenting her two boys with partner  and actor Bobby Cannavale, who shares the same view of doing their best to keep their sons out of the spotlight. It’s the reason why you’ll never see their adorable faces shared on her Instagram page.

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‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Bounces To Fourth Of July Weekend

Just over two weeks after it was announced that “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” would release on May 14, the film’s premiere date has now bounced back two months to July 2.

The animated sequel was originally scheduled for June, but will now occupy Independence Day weekend at the box office. “Minions 2” was originally slated to open on July 2, but was recently delayed a full year to July 1, 2022.

Though the box office is slowly making a comeback now that theaters in New York City and Los Angeles have opened at limited capacity, animated family films continue to have the most success. Disney’s “Raya and the Last Dragon” has dominated the top spot for the past two weeks, and Warner Bros.’ “Tom and Jerry” debuted to $14 million in the last weekend of February. Most notably, “The Croods: A New Age” has been one of the most successful films at the box office during the pandemic, garnering $54.3 million to date.


Rose Byrne’s Dollhouse Pictures Boards Psychological Thriller ‘Geography Of Friendship’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rose Byrne’s Dollhouse Pictures has joined forces with Australia’s Aquarius Films to develop Sally Piper’s best-selling-novel ““The Geography of Friendship” as a limited TV series. The deal, announced on International Women’s Day, represents the coming together of two female-led production houses.

“Geography” is psychological thriller which sees three female friends return to the scene of a fateful hike they took together decades earlier. While they originally set out for an adventure in the bush, it became clear that they were not alone. On returning years later, each woman has to make life-changing choices and reexamine the actions which caused the friends’ estrangement.

“Geography” will be adapted as a 6-part show with episodes of one hour each by Giula Sandler (HBO Max’s “White House Farm”). Dollhouse’s Gracie Otto (Stan’s “Bump” and “The Other Guy”) is attached to direct. Writer Krew Boylan (“Simply Red”), Aquarius and Dollhouse will round out the development and production team with further attachments.

Aquarius Films’ principals Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford will produce alongside Dollhouse Picture’s Jessica Carrera with Rose Byrne as executive producer. No broadcast, sales or streaming attachments were announced.

Dollhouse is a creative collective and independent production company founded by Krew Boylan, Rose Byrne, Jessica Carrera, Shannon Murphy (“Babyteeth”) and Gracie Otto. The company’s projects prioritize female-driven storytelling, maverick collaborators, inclusivity and diversity on screen.

Aquarius recently revealed it was setting up the female-led, book-to-film drama “Most Admired Woman,” about a nurse who took a life-saving treatment to America during the early 20th century polio epidemic and, in doing so, faced down her critics.

Piper’s 2018 novel was published by University of Queensland Press and by Legend Press in the U.K. It was shortlisted for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards.

Rose Byrne said: “I’m thrilled to champion a story with great potential and fascinating lead roles for two generations of women in front of the camera. Sally Piper’s story explores so many unspoken issues that need to be addressed in a wider sphere and we intend to delve into that more decisively.”

“This book feeds directly into the conversation today around the way inequality and fear of violence shapes the everyday experience of women,” said Fielder and Staniford.

“‘The Geography of Friendship’ is a provocative novel that reads like a ‘Thelma & Louise’ journey for contemporary times,” said Carrera. “As it oscillates between past and present, what unravels from the depths of their friendship is a story about survival, shame and rage – how so often the people we are running away from are ourselves.”


The Reason Rose Byrne Almost Turned Down the Role Of Gloria Steinem In Mrs. America

You could say Rose Byrne, known for her roles in Bridesmaids, Neighbors, and Like A Boss, is a funny girl. But she didn’t always see herself that way. In fact, her big break came from the highly-rated TV drama series Damages, in which she played young and scrappy attorney Ellen Parsons.

It wasn’t until one of her agents advised her to take herself less seriously that she decided to give comedy a try and utilize her sense of humor.

“I was a very young, earnest actress,” she tells InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown during this week’s episode of Ladies First with Laura Brown. “One of my agents in Australia said to me, ‘We need to get you in something funny, because you’re funny.’ And the thing about comedy is that people who are funny in real life aren’t necessarily funny actors, and funny actors aren’t necessarily funny people.”

Luckily it turns out that Byrne is hilarious both on and off screen. She went on to star in some of the most influential comedies over the last two decades (more on that later). But back before her big break, the Australian actress was living in L.A. and auditioning for about 10 years before landing Damages.

Damages was a great turning point,” she says. “And then I think that gave me a lot of confidence that I needed perhaps, and particularly working with someone like Glenn Close — she’s just such a power, you know, she’s Glenn Close, dude. So, everyday going to work with this formidable legend was like a fast-track. And that I think was a huge turning point in getting confidence. And also the show was really well-received.”

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