Glenn Close Lies Down on the Job at the Premiere Her New Movie

Glenn Close knows how to sell a movie!

The icon created some buzz last night around her new flick when she took her acting skills off the screen and brought them on to the red carpet … where she pretended to faint in front of her former “Damages” co-star, Rose Byrne.

Byrne was supporting her former colleague at the premiere of Close’s upcoming film “The Wife,” which had its premiere at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.

The 71-year-old star spotted Byrne on the carpet and as she was walking past her promptly “fainted” at the Australian’s feet. Byrne couldn’t help but crack up at “Fatal Attraction” star’s prank.

“The Wife” hits theaters August 17.