Rose Byrne on Louis C.K.'s Comeback: 'If He's Going to Show Up, Just Let Everybody Know'

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While promoting her new movie, Instant Family, in an interview with The New York Times, Rose Byrne had some thoughts on Louis C.K.’s attempts at a comeback. Namely, don’t surprise people, a concept that’s historically been difficult for C.K:

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.”


Byrne also talked about starring in the shelved C.K. project, I Love You, Daddy:

You go in with such great intentions, and Louis was very sweet with me, and I had a very respectful experience. But it’s obviously very complicated, and I stand with the women who came forward.

Part of the responsibility for C.K.’s comeback, according to Byrne, rests with powerful—albeit mysterious in the context of the interview—gatekeepers:

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.


Well, let’s trot out those gatekeepers. No time like the present.

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