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Rose Byrne too old to party

Rose Byrne describes being on Broadway as a "sacred" experience.

The 35-year-old actress hails from Australia but currently calls New York her home, with a stint in Broadway show You Can't Take It with You. While settled in the city, Rose is aware of the differences in locals' drinking habits - especially when compared with other nations known for their partying.

“America is far more [restrained], I think overall, very different. They certainly don’t drink quite like the English or the Irish or the Australians do. Not that I do anymore!” she laughed to dailyreview.crikey.com.au.

“Oh gosh, that sounds dull doesn’t it? I don’t have the stamina. I’m 35. I had my wildest days in my youth, for sure, but not now. You’re actually doing a play, you know, you’ve got to giddy up and do the next night... Broadway really is a pulsing heart, such an attraction for people all over the world. I still pinch myself every night going to the Longacre [Theatre]. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of live theatre. It’s really sacred.”

Rose can also currently be seen on the silver screen in the remake of the 1982 musical movie Annie. She plays Grace Farrell, personal assistant to Jamie Foxx's character Will Stacks and a mother figure to the title star, played by 11-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis. Spending time with the youngster was a joy for Rose and she has nothing but praise for the upcoming star.

“She’s very unique; she’s got that thing on camera that’s really compelling," the brunette beauty gushed. "Her eyes are very worldly. She’s a very old soul I think, and she’s gorgeous... We had a good time. It was shot in the city and we got to sing and dance and that’s very liberating.”

Also appearing in the movie is Rose's real-life boyfriend Bobby Cannavale, taking on the role of Stacks' campaign manager Guy. The actress remains quiet when quizzed on their relationship, but did take the chance to gush about him being "fantastic" and an "unpredictable" actor.

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