Video Interview: Insidious Star Rose Byrne
Knowing was kind of creepy and 28 Weeks Later pretty suspenseful, but youíve never seen Rose Byrne handle horror as she does in Insidious. She stars as Renai, a loving mother and wife who moves into a brand new home with her family. While exploring their creepy new abode, their eldest son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins), falls off a ladder and winds up in an inexplicable coma. With no sound reason for Daltonís condition, heís sent home from the hospital and thatís when the truly horrifying events begin.
Not only is Renai bearing quite a bit of emotional baggage at the start of the film, but the pressure continues to build throughout. Look at this from Byrneís prospective; not only does she have to take her character through an intense arc, but she also must envelop herself in this supernatural world all while under the pressure of having just 22 days to shoot the film. Tough stuff, right? Maybe, but not for Byrne.
Byrne only had the best to say about this project from working with stellar co-stars to her top-notch team of horror filmmakers which includes Saw vets James Wan and Leigh Whannell as well as Paranormal Activityís Oren Peli and Jason Blum. For any actress looking to dive into the genre, Byrne certainly surrounded herself with the right people. The only downside to that? Theyíre quite eager to throw you into some pretty horrifying situations. Hear all about Byrneís experience making Insidious in the interview below and, if you donít mind losing some sleep, be sure to check out the filmís bumps in the night firsthand when the film hits theaters on April 1st.
(Apologies for the lighting fluctuations. Oh the woes of being in New York City on a partly cloudy day.)
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