Sunday, June 5, 2011
Actress Rose Byrne is having one heck of a year...
Australian actress Rose Byrne is having one terrific year at the movies. Her new film X-MEN: First Class just opened this weekend to number one at the box-office. Rose is still riding high off the success of her other summer movie, Bridesmaids, which cast her as a woman jockeying to be the maid of honor at her friend's wedding. At first she comes across as very unlikable but by the end of the movie, the audience have become very sympathetic to her character. And a few months ago, Rose starred in the horror pic Insididous which defied box office expectations and earned over $50 million in America alone. The film only cost about $1.5 million. So, the 31-year actress is having a really good year.
My first film seeing Rose in was 2004's Troy. She played the slave girl Briseis, who caught Brad Pitt's eye. Rose had appeared earlier in 2002's Star Wars: Attack of the Clones as Dorme, but I did not know it at the time. She would then appear in such films as Wicker Park, 28 Weeks Later and Sunshine. She is one of my favorite modern actresses and it's great to see her doing so well this year. Congratulations Rose. Keep up the good work. Because Bridesmaids and X-MEN are two of my favorite films of the year so far.