Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Immortality Investigator

It is O time for Rose Byrne.

The Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising star has signed on to share the screen with Oprah on HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

The gorgeaussie will portray Rebecca Skloot, the journalist who wrote the book upon which the Alan Ball co-executive produced project is based, a tome that chronicled the real-life story of the African-American woman whose cells were key to going ahead and creating the first immortal human cell line (the unauthorized harvesting of her cancerous cells in 1951 led to many a medical breakthrough and save).

The Big O will play Deborah Lacks, Henrietta’s charismatic, yet complicated daughter, btw.

I betcha Byrne – who earned Emmy and Golden Globes nominations for her work on FX’s Damages – knocks this one outta the park, too.


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