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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