Rose Byrne details a night out at a strip club with her castmates while filming, proving the bridesmaids’ hilarious antics didn’t stay on screen.
The hilarious antics of Bridesmaids weren’t just reserved for onscreen action according to Rose Byrne, who detailed a night out at a strip club with other castmates. Byrne played the beautiful and wealthy Helen Harris in the 2011 award-winning comedy, directed by Paul Feig and written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig. Wiig also starred in the film as Annie, the bridesmaid of her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), who becomes jealous of Lillian’s relationship with Helen. Annie’s own insecurity leads to a series of hilarious and unfortunate events that put her at odds with Helen and threaten her relationship with Lillian.
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The overall distribution of Bridesmaids contributed to the success of the film, with memorable performances by Melissa McCarthy, Rebel Wilson, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper. The film produced by Judd Apatow was the filmmaker’s first to be nominated for an Oscar and was considered both critical and commercial success. The cast of comedians drove the film, but it was Byrne who landed the role of stuck Helen because she wasn’t an actress, a casting choice that of course worked in favor of the film. Regardless, Byrne fits in alongside his cast mates even during offbeat bonding activities.
As a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, (Going through HEY), Byrne remembers going to a strip club with her Bridesmaids teammates as part of a team building exercise hosted by Kristen Wiig. Of course, Byrne managed to stay in her character moderately even after joining the strippers on stage, refusing to let fatty bodies rub against her expensive blouse. Read what she had to say about the experience below:
Kristen Wiig hired a party bus and we all got on. It was like a bar… it was before COVID obviously, like 10 years ago. But yeah, we went to the strip club in LA and all the women in the audience were like getting married or like wedding parties… so it was hysterical.
Now Byrne is shifting gears as she stars in the latest Apple TV + series, Physical, a dark comedy drama that deals with themes of eating disorders and a sense of lost identity as a 1980s housewife in San Diego. The disagreeably funny handwriting of Physical may seem like a stark departure from the scandalous events of Bridesmaids, but Byrne has changed his career in a number of directions since leaving comedy 10 years ago, including most recently with Gloria Steinem in Ms. America.
However, the iconic female-directed comedy has apparently continued to make a lasting impact. The fact that Byrne still has some untold behind-the-scenes stories on the set of the film is a testament to the fact that good offscreen chemistry translates to onscreen in important ways. It does not seem exaggerated to state that an entire sequence of just the Bridesmaids Actors doing everyday activities would be completely worth watching.
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Source: The Kelly Clarkson Show (via ET)
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