Rose Byrne has gotten to do what few would dare try! The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
star played journalist Rebecca in the upcoming HBO film and in one particularly tense scene, she had to tell Oprah Winfrey’s character, Deborah, to “shut the **** up.”
“It was intense! It was a long day, but we wanted to do a good job and we were g-ed up to do it,” she told ET’s Jennifer Peros at the film’s premiere on Tuesday. “It was one of those strange surreal moments in your life but that's acting you know? I think I said that to Glenn Close a few times as well so I'm clearly cornering a market, telling legendary woman to eff off.”
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Winfrey also admitted to being intimidated by Byrne’s lengthy acting credits, which the Australian actress was surprised by.
“Yeah, very strange. She's incredibly humble for someone of her, being a living legend really,” Byrne said. “She had a huge undertaking and she was nervous admittedly, as was I. It's a very important story and a big story we tried to tell in a short amount of time too so it was ambitious.”