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Rose Byrne On Growing Up With 'Damages'

For Rose Byrne, the journey of her "Damages" character Ellen Parsons has been a very personal one. As "Damages" enters its fifth and final season (premieres Wed., July 11, 9 p.m. ET on DirecTV's Audience Network), Byrne said she is letting go of Ellen "bit by bit."

"I'm very protective of her," Byrne told me on set while filming the series finale in March. "For me, it's someone who has been entirely changed by an experience from start to finish."

The experience she's referring to? Life with Patty Hewes, the villainous lawyer co-star Glenn Close has made iconic.

When viewers first met Ellen Parsons, she was fresh out of law school and looking to make her mark in the legal world. Enter Patty Hewes (Close) who had motives of her own for hiring, mentoring and then attempting to kill Ellen.

"This relationship changed her in every single way that could be possible," Byrne said.

After years of backstabbing, manipulation and talks on the dock, Season 5 sees Ellen going up against Patty once and for all in court. From the looks of the trailers, it's not a happy ending for Ellen. Read More...


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