Rose Byrne pretends she’s American when in the US otherwise it takes “five hours” to do anything.
The Australian actress continues to be amazed that people struggle to understand her accent. She finds it’s easier to put on another voice for the majority of time, just so she doesn’t have to continually explain herself.
“They always think you’re from England. Even other actors think you’re English,” she marvelled. “And obviously they can’t understand you over here [America] unless you put the accent on so I just do that; call my phone my ‘cell’. It’s easier, otherwise it takes five hours to get anything done.”
Rose stays true to her native roots in other ways though.
Her favourite singer is still Kylie Minogue and she was delighted to see her in concert recently.
“I still am obsessed with her,” she told the December edition of UK magazine Elle. “I used to love Especially For You. When we were doing promo for Bridesmaids in Melbourne, I took Kristen [Wiig] to see Kylie in concert and we got to meet her afterwards. I was so nervous because she was such a childhood hero. But she was divine. Just divine.”© Cover Media