if you haven’t caught it yet Identity Thief is On Demad – get the info HERE
“Identity Thief” became another box-office hit in February, but a particularly scathing review of the film drew national attention. Writing about the movie for The New York Observer, Rex Reed described Ms. McCarthy as “tractor-sized” and called her “a gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.” Though this review was widely pilloried for its excessive cruelty, Ms. McCarthy did not immediately respond to it.
When Ms. McCarthy was asked about the review over lunch in April, her characteristically cheerful tone evaporated. In a softer voice, she said her initial reaction to reading it had been “Really?” and then, she said, “Why would someone O.K. that?”
Without mentioning the name of its author, Ms. McCarthy said: “I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.”
Had this occurred when she was 20, Ms. McCarthy said, “it may have crushed me.” But now, as a mother raising two young daughters in “a strange epidemic of body image and body dysmorphia,” she said articles like that “just add to all those younger girls, that are not in a place in their life where they can say, ‘That doesn’t reflect on me.’ ”
“That makes it more true,” she said. “It means you don’t actually look good enough.”
Finally added the last episode of Mike and Molly this season to the gallery.
On working together:
Sandra: “I’ve always wanted to do a female buddy film, the kind the guys get to do. This didn’t have anything to do with getting a guy, and it didn’t involve shoe shopping…I’d seen Bridesmaids, and I said, ‘If Melissa McCarthy wants to work with me…’ The first week I was like, ‘What is she doing? That’s not in the script.’ I was the lone actor, jack-of-one-trade, in a room full of improv actors and stand-up comedians. I mean, you should just listen to the stuff that comes out of her mouth.”
Melissa (to Sandra): “Before I knew you—don’t listen, I don’t want you to get cocky—I was asked in an interview who I thought was funny, and I said you…I love to watch someone who just goes for it and isn’t worried about whether it’s silly or awkward or unflattering.”
I have NO idea why this didn’t air last night, but here is the other ending for last night’s episode.
SCOTT RAAB: You look fabulous.
MELISSA MCCARTHY: Paint and spackle.
SR: You’ve got a movie coming out (The Heat) and one in the works (Tammy). You’re starring on a hit TV series (Mike & Molly) and your and your husband’s production company is working on a TV pilot. This must be a crazy time.
MM: But it’s everything we’ve always wanted to do. It’s everything we’d been doing at Groundlings and trying to do on the side. Now the difference is someone is saying, “You want to do that? How do we help?” instead of Ben [Falcone, her husband, Bridesmaids costar, and Tammy cowriter] and I saying, “Hey, if we do this in an alley and someone drives by and sees it, maybe they’ll like it.” We’ve always been doing this much work. And you never know when that window’s gonna close right back up. I’m realistic about what business we’re in.
SR: Not taking anything for granted.
Read more: Melissa McCarthy Interview – Melissa McCarthy Talks About The Heat – Esquire
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CBS‘ fall schedule features five new series. After considering expanding its Thursday comedy block to two hours last years, the network did it this year, with The Big Bang Theory and Two A Half Men flanking newbies The Millers starring Will Arnett and The Crazy Ones starring Robin Williams. Missing from the fall schedule is Mike & Molly, which has a 22-episode order, and new series Friends With Better Lives (comedy) and Reckless (drama) on tap for midseason.