Byrne plays a science journalist and Oprah Winfrey stars as Deborah Lacks, the daughter of Henrietta.
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It’s late afternoon in midtown Manhattan and Rose Byrne, casual in navy sweater and jeans, her brown hair pulled back, is holed up in an almost deserted wine bar debating whether or not men are comfortable with women being funny.
‘I think being funny comes with an authority that people find hard to give women in general,’ she says.
She's the Hollywood starlet known for her chic and classic style.‘My decisions around what I do, why I do it, financially, are personal,’ she says.‘And I think those questions are really for the producers — why are you paying women less?Rose had her first child at 17 years old, and her second at eighteen.She subsequently put her dreams of modeling on hold, as her weight had ballooned and she felt that she was unable to model: “I had lost a lot of weight and had a lot of extra skin areas I didn’t like – so it made me want to get cosmetic surgery.
Cleaning up nicely and looking dapper as always, Bobby coordinated his ensemble with Rose, also wearing a perfectly tailored black pant suit.