‘Let any debate about ‘women aren’t funny’ be put to rest,’ he told GQ. ‘I would do anything with her, and she’s got such range that she kind of can do anything. The worst thing you could do, if you had a Melissa McCarthy in your employ, would be, ‘Can you just stick to the script?’ But that happens a lot. Why the f**k would you ever do that?’
In the film, McCarthy plays a man-hungry sister-in-law-to-be in one of her more physical and hilarious roles to date.
‘Melissa has the ability to take something that’s weird or challenging and personalise it and make it real...’Feig continued. ‘In the bridal salon scene, she hefts the couch: ‘Oh, that’s nice’. I remember just telling her to jump over it. She got stuck, but she just committed to the scene.’
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This week McCarthy found out she’d received an Emmy nomination for her role in Mike & Molly while she was presenting the nominations live on telly. Luckily she kept it together and didn’t pee herself with excitement much to co-host Joshua Jackson’s relief.
Mike & Molly returns to Comedy Central later this year.
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