Exclusive: Rose Byrne’s ‘Bridesmaids’ Prequel Idea and More

ALTWithout making too much of a hoopla about it, Rose Byrne is having one of the best summers you can have. The Damages actress packed a one-two punch during this season of blockbusters: the raunchy hit comedy Bridesmaids and the thoughtful-but-equally-ass-whooping action flick X-Men: First Class. The double feature is the sign of a versatile actress—one minute she’s making us keel over from laughter, the next she’s getting our blood pumping, surviving a wild, super-powered shoot out.

Our man on the ground Mike Rothman had an exclusive opportunity to talk to the rising starlett about everything under the sun: a possible Bridesmaids prequel/sequel, Damages, how she chooses projects and if she ever gets to take a breather.

After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.