Rose Byrne continues to build on an impeccable streak of work with recent successes like Mrs. America. Upcoming ’80s-set Apple TV+ Series PHYSICAL is no different, Byrne starring as a housewife named Sheila, supporting her husband Danny (Rory Scovel) in his all-encompassing bid to run for state.
Sheila is battling some own nasty demons in her head and sometimes these are rather crippling. Ceasing an opportunity to lead her own Aerobics class on the looming VHS video format, she begins to find herself, carving her own identity as she grapples with some deep unhappiness in many aspects of her life, including her marriage and relationship with her parents.
Facing some opposing forces that were part of the era the story is set and even today, we see her left to her own devices making ends meet to realize a dream of her own, while keeping it all a secret from those closest to her.
Byrne truly is a force and is fierce, funny, crude yet magnetic in Sheila‘s often suppressed voice. Craig Gillespie (Cruella, I, Tonya) has a hand in helming, once again showing his great skill at bringing to life misunderstood, complex characters which are in a perpetual gray area making questionable choices but right in their own minds about it.
Ten episodes of PHYSICAL arrives on Apple TV+ June 18, 2021 and we’re already hooked!