Last year, Bobby Cannavale was one of several prominent American actors to lead Down Under.
And in a new interview with News.com.au, the 51-year-old star revealed he was convinced by his good friend Melissa McCarthy to star in their new Amazon Prime series, Nine Perfect Strangers, which was filmed in the idyllic Byron Bay with a star-studded cast.
Bobby, who is the partner of Australian actress Rose Byrne, told the post he signed up because he could tell how much Melissa, 50, loved the script.
Motivated by Melissa: Last year, American star Bobby Cannavale moved to Australia to film Nine Perfect Strangers. In an interview with News.com.au, the 51-year-old revealed he was convinced by fellow star and good friend Melissa McCarthy to join the Amazon Prime series. In the photo of the show
“She texted me and said, ‘I’m gonna do this thing, you should read it because this character is so awesome to you, I’ve never seen you play that, it would be you again and me, ”he mentioned.
“It’s very, very difficult to say no to her, because she’s so excited about it,” Bobby added.
While the eight-part series – based on the New York Times bestseller by Australian author Liane Moriarty – recently wrapped up filming in Byron Bay, Bobby said his main reason for taking on his role was to work in Melissa’s sides.
Star power: The eight-part series is based on the New York Times bestselling book by Australian author Liane Moriarty and also stars Melissa McCarthy
“I love working with Melissa. You never know what you’re going to get, but you know it’s going to be good, ”he told the publication.
The story takes place in a wellness spa where emotionally bruised guests come to heal and work through their demons.
Bobby plays Tony, a former footballer who is forced to attend Tranquillium due to his anger issues and drug addiction.
Who will play Bobby? Bobby plays Tony, an ex-footballer who is forced to attend Tranquillium due to his anger issues and drug addiction
In the series, Bobby’s character shares the majority of his scenes with Melissa’s character, Frances, an odd couple of two characters who know each other under bad circumstances.
Despite their debuts on rocky grounds, the two characters form an undeniable relationship in the drama series.
In the past, Bobby and McCarthy have enjoyed working together on projects like Spy, Superintelligence, and Thunder Force.
Long-time co-stars: In the past, Bobby and McCarthy have enjoyed working together on projects like Spy, Superintelligence, and Thunder Force
The stellar cast includes for Nine Perfect Strangers includes people like Nicole Kidman, Luke Evans, Tiffany Boone, Melvin Gregg, Regina Hall, Manny Jacinto, Asher Keddie, Michael Shannon, Grace Van Patten and Samara Weaving.
The series follows nine stressed city dwellers looking for a better way of life in a health and wellness center, but Nicole admitted there was no easy way to categorize the program.
Nine Perfect Strangers premieres on Amazon Prime on August 20.
Coming soon: Nine Perfect Strangers premieres on Amazon Prime on August 20