Bridesmaids director Paul Feig has said he’d ‘do anything’ with Melissa McCarthy – work-wise! – following her performance in the hit comedy.

‘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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Melissa McCarthy through the years

Melissa McCarthy through the years

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Joshua Jackson congratulates Melissa McCarthy on her Emmy nomination

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    Joshua Jackson congratulates Melissa McCarthy on her Emmy nomination

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    Melissa McCarthy discovering she'd been nominated for an Emmy

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    Melissa McCarthy: Look into my eyes, not around my eyes...

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    Melissa McCarthy starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in 'The Nines'

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    Melissa McCarthy played Dena in 'Samantha Who?'

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    Melissa McCarthy back in 2003

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    Melissa McCarthy with Mike & Molly co-star Billy Gardell

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    Melissa McCarthy with the cast of Bridesmaids

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    Melissa McCarthy with Bridesmaids producer Judd Apatow


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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