Byrne on spooky youth

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne was woken up by a drunk intruder when she was a teenager.

The actress stars in the creepy Insidious movie franchise, about a family connected to the spirit world.

Luckily she has no contact with the dead in real life, but Rose can remember a time when she heard things go bump in the night.

“There was one time I could hear some rattling going around in my house when I was about 15, and I went upstairs and there was a guy trying to break in,” she recalled to MTV.

“I was like, ‘What are you doing?’ Putting my hands on my [hips] in my pajamas. And he was like, [slurring] ‘I just thought I was…’ He was drunk! He was just trying to get into the house. I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t get out of here,’ and I went back to bed… I lie awake and I could hear him go.”

Patrick Wilson stars alongside Rose in the Insidious films, with the latest installment hitting cinemas from today.

He also appeared in horror hit The Conjuring, with both films directed by James Wan.

While the flicks are both unsettling, that’s all they have in common.

“The fact that it’s me and [director] James [Wan] and the same genre is about where the similarity [between The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2] ends,” Patrick revealed.

“It’s one thing when you’re being possessed; it’s another thing when you’re trying to get rid of the possession.

“They really couldn’t be further apart, when you have one guy that’s real, so you have whole books and photos and things you can look at to see, [and] tapes to listen to. That was a very sort of realistic approach. With [Insidious: Chapter 2], you can sort of take what’s on the page and what my relationship is like [with Rose Byrne], and that drama, and see where that goes.”

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