Live with Kelly & Michael: Melissa McCarthy
Looking fly in a red, white, and black maxi dress with bouncy curls, Melissa McCarthy came out to Live! all smiles. She’s fresh from North Carolina, where she and her husband, Ben Falcone, have been filming and directing their first movie together, Tammy.
McCarthy said that she was worried about her two daughters and the move across the country. But for the last few months, the girls have been having even more fun than their parents. She said the girls have been going berry picking, hanging out at the beach, and riding horses every day. Melissa was shocked when she came home to 15 buckets of berries at home, but they’ve been experimenting with strawberries in coffee and everything.
Melissa McCarthy Takes Cross Country Road Trip
After her press tour for The Heat, Melissa and her husband Ben are heading up to Niagara to shoot the final scenes for Tammy. From there, they plan to load up their girls and drive across the country back to Los Angeles.
They don’t have plans for the road trip, but she wants to see anything unusual, pretty and weird. Melissa McCarthy loves to decorate and she’s flipped three homes in six years. Ben said that’s plenty moving, but Melissa is addicted.
Speaking of Ben, Melissa McCarthy said they met at the Groundlings Improv School. They became good friends and put each other into almost every sketch they came up with. After shows, the crew would go out for a beer, and Ben and Melissa made excuses to have more drinks and hang out.
“We have to start dating or we’re going to start drinking,” Melissa and Ben finally agreed. She believes that he made the first move and they’ve been together for six years. Falcone has made appearances in almost all of Melissa’s movies—Bridesmaids, The Heat and Identity Thief, to name a few.
Ben Falcone & Melissa McCarthy: Tammy with Susan Sarandon
Tammy is about a woman that desperately needs to get out of town after losing her job and husband, but needs to borrow her mom’s car to go. Susan Sarandon plays Melissa McCarthy‘s mother and she insists that the only way Tammy can take the car is if she goes along. The cast also includes Dan Akroyd, Mark Duplass, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney and Toni Collette.
While shooting Tammy, Melissa McCarthy discovered just how great Susan Sarandon is. She said every take was gold with Sarandon while McCarthy had to take a couple takes. She was “one of the most magical ladies” that McCarthy has ever met.
Melissa McCarthy Stars in The Heat with Sandra Bullock
McCarthy’s newest flick, The Heat, has high expectations for fans. Putting together Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy is a huge win. They play police officers, reluctantly teamed up to track down a drug dealer in Boston. Sandra Bullock brings the information about getting the guy and McCarthy’s character knows the streets.
McCarthy said the film is funny and touching. It touches on how hard it is to make friends as an adult, but Bullock and McCarthy are now besties. She said they have a lot of similar friend, but never crossed paths. McCarthy prayed the a Bullock was not “crazy” and was pleased to find they both love flipping homes and renovating.
The Heat comes out June 28 2013 and Melissa McCarthy returns to TV’s Mike & Molly this fall.