She’s the Australian actress known for the glamour she often brings to comedic roles.
But Rose Byrne, 38, will become unrecognisable for her next starring gig, which will see her voice the lead character in upcoming film Martha The Monster.
Taking time out from her Hollywood schedule, the Bridesmaids actress will star in the quirky new project, which is slated to screen at Bondi’s Flickerfest.
Unusual role: Glamorous Australian actress Rose Byrne will be unrecognisable in her next role, voicing the main character in Martha The Monster, which is screening at Flickerfest
In the usual role, the brunette beauty will play the protagonist ‘Martha’, a 20-something aspiring stand-up comic, who struggles to find meaning in her life.
Set in an alternative universe, the plot takes place in a society where monsters and humans live together.
The film also cleverly explores the concept of racism, symbolised by the difference between the two co-existing races.
New challenge: The actress will voice the role of monster Martha in the flick, which is set in an alternative universe of humans and monsters
‘Message through metaphor’: The Damages and Bridesmaids star will be unrecognisable in her role as Martha in Martha the Monster
‘It speaks really clearly with its message through metaphor but was never heavy handed — always humorous and moving, she told The Daily Telegraph.
In the short flick, Martha suffers from a constant stream of abuse, at the hands of both human and monsters – an element of the film that plays off the increased amount of political polarisation occurring in contemporary society.
Themes in the film have also been compared to the current sexual harassment issues occurring in Hollywood.
‘It slowly sneaks up on you as a viewer’: Glamorous Rose said of the multi-faceted story that its subtle in the way it sends a message
‘The hidden truths of the piece and the prejudice and fear she has to live with — it slowly sneaks up on you as a viewer,’ Byrne said of the film.
The actress, meanwhile, has been keeping a low profile since she gave birth to her second son with beau Bobby Cannavale in November last year.
The Damages actress has remained tight-lipped about her bundle of joy, only recently saying publicly she named the tot, Rafa, after international tennis player, Rafael Nadal.
Keeping quiet: The US-based actress and her partner Bobby Cannavale have been keeping a low profile since the birth of her son Rafa last November