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Rose Byrne says Louis CK should not surprise people with unannounced sets

'If he’s going to show up, just let everybody know so then they can make a decision'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 26 November 2018 09:59
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Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne has criticised Louis CK for making unannounced appearances at comedy nights.

The comic – who previously admitted to masturbating in front of female colleagues – has recently taken to making surprise appearances around New York.

“It’s too soon for him to have a surprise one, that’s for sure,” Byrne, who appeared in in CK’s shelved film I Love You, Daddy, told The New York Times.

“I think if he’s going to show up, just let everybody know so then they can make a decision, like, ‘I don’t want to see this guy — I’m out.’

“It’s also the gatekeepers around these things who give people the chance to have a comeback. They’re actually really powerful. I would like to see them being held accountable a little bit more.”

Byrne also commented on I Love You, Daddy, in which she plays a movie-star character, Grace, who defends the right for underage girls to sleep with older men.

“You go in with such great intentions, and Louis was very sweet with me, and I had a very respectful experience,” she says.

“But it’s obviously very complicated, and I stand with the women who came forward. But yeah, it is conflicting when you commit to something, just from my experience of, ‘Wow, this is a really weird, dark story — I’m intrigued by it.’ And then it becomes a much bigger thing than what it is. I think it will be a while before that film can be seen, and I think that’s right.”

Byrne recently appeared alongside Mark Wahlberg in the film Instant Family, and will next appear in the comedy Limited Partners with Tiffany Haddish.

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