In August, Louis C.K. performed a surprise comedy set for the first time since admitting that he had masturbated in front of several women without their consent. The performance was met with anger from many of C.K.’s critics, and—it turns out—some of the comedian’s former coworkers. Rose Byrne recently revealed that she feels C.K. shouldn’t be permitted to perform in front of audiences unannounced.
In a November 23rd interview with The New York Times, Byrne discussed working with C.K. on his movie I Love You, Daddy, which has been put on hold since his sexual misconduct came to light. The Instant Family actress also addressed C.K.’s behavior, saying that she stood with his victims. When asked if it was too soon for C.K. to make a comeback, Byrne replied, “It’s too soon for him to have a surprise one, that’s for sure.”
The actress said that while working C.K.’s film, she “had a very respectful experience.” But she also acknowledged that she stands with the women who came forward against C.K. and said that her feelings about the movie were “obviously very complicated.”
Byrne also noted that the #MeToo movement still has “far to go,” and with accused men like C.K. still getting opportunities and platforms to work on, we agree. You can see Byrne in Instant Family—in theaters now.