Conan O'Brien's Sister Makes Film Debut in 'The Fighter'
Conan O'Brien may be facing some friendly sibling rivalry as his sister is getting some recognition for her role in 'The Fighter'.
The film boasts an all-star cast including Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams, but it is Mark and Christian's sisters in the movie that are being hailed as the scene-stealers of the flick. Conan's sibling Kate O'Brien plays Phyllis "Beaver" Eklund in the Golden Globe-nominated movie.
Amy Adams, who stars as Mark's onscreen girlfriend Charlene Fleming in the movie, shared some scenes with Conan's sister. "[Kate] had a complete blast. She does an amazing job," Conan told Amy when she appeared on his late-night show. "She loved the experience."
One scene in particular, Amy gets into a fight with the slew of sisters, and it gets pretty physical. She said 'The Fighter' director David O. Russell "wanted it to look like we were getting hurt, [and] that's hard to do without getting hurt."
There was hair flying," she described the scene to Conan. "We just went for it. ... I didn't hit anyone in the face."
The film is based on the boxer Micky Ward and his brother Dicky Eklund who have a lot of sisters in real-life, six in the film. Conan said of his movie-making sibling, "I look like her now. She's the famous one."
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