Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Rose Byrne told to be mean in film

Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne star as a newly married couple in I Give It A Year

Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne's director in new comedy I Give It A Year was worried that the pair had too much chemistry to play a couple who aren't right for each other, the stars have revealed.

The British movie, described as an anti-romantic comedy, is the story of a first year of marriage when the couple are wildly unsuited.

Writer and director Dan Mazer was worried that the pair's friendship resulted in too much "sparkle" on screen.

"I think Dan was nervous because we became friends pretty quickly," Rose, who plays an uptight and humourless high-flyer, said.

"As a director I can understand because that's not the dynamic he wanted. He'd say, 'You've got to be mean to him'!"

Rafe, who plays semi-successful novelist Josh, said he had to prove he was "handsome, funny and charismatic enough," for the role.

"The casting of a lead part is a huge responsibility, so I understand people being precious about it," he said.

:: I Give It A Year is released on Friday, February 8.

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

You're eager to explore various educational options. It's not necessary to study something related to your career. It may be preferable to take a course for fun. Learning how to make furniture, clothes or jewellery could appeal to your creative side. You have a definite point of view that should be expressed. Unlike most people, you don't have to fish around for ideas. They automatically flow from you like water coming out of a tap. Cultivate your artistic side.More