Jan 29, 2019 ali Leave a Reply 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards
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On Sunday Melissa attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards where she was nominated for Best Actress. She looked beautiful in a V-neck Iorane silver gown which she accented with sandals by Sam Edelman and Chopard earrings .

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Jan 24, 2019 ali Leave a Reply Melissa McCarthy on finding Lee Israel’s heart through her ‘unapologetic’ soul

Melissa McCarthy
Starring in: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Age: 48
Oscar past: 1 nomination, 0 wins
Role call: Burn-out writer Lee Israel stumbles into a new stream of income: forgery

“I love someone who’s unapologetic about who they are and how they behave. Even if it’s prickly, even if it’s uncomfortable,” Melissa McCarthy says of Lee Israel, the clever, curmudgeonly author-turned-forger, whom the comedy staple plays with curious empathy in Marielle Heller’s biographical dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

As against type as McCarthy went for the film, she loved exploring the complex soul under the grime — one who earned a living selling documents she wrote in the voices of Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward.

“There’s something about a prickly, grumbly person who has a soft, chewy center that fascinates me, and I want to pick away at it…. even if the bear bites back,” McCarthy explains. “[Lee] loved the work. Even after she got caught by the FBI, she still considered it some of her best work. I hope at the end, [audiences] really like her.”

In McCarthy’s hands, nothing has ever been easier.

Jan 22, 2019 ali Leave a Reply Feature Photoshoot for InStyle Magazine
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I have added some beautiful outtakes from Melissa’s photoshoot from her feature in the new issue of InStyle magazine.

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Jan 22, 2019 ali Leave a Reply Melissa is Nominated for an Academy Award
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Congratulations to Melissa for her nomination for Best Actress

Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)
Glenn Close (The Wife)
Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Tune in to ABC on February 24th!

Jan 21, 2019 ali Leave a Reply InStyle Magazine | It’s a Good Time to Be Melissa McCarthy
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InStyle Magazine has chosen Melissa to feature on the cover of their Badass Woman issue.

Dedicated to her craft, devoted to her family, Melissa McCarthy is as empathetic as she is funny, and the world is responding in kind.

Melissa McCarthy is thoughtfully perusing a menu at a restaurant in Los Angeles’s Silverlake neighborhood. She looks like a very chic art teacher this evening, wearing a black turtleneck and a Klimt-esque velvet robe. She pulls out a pair of dark pink Gucci reading glasses, which make her resemble the poster for Life of the Party if the party were … fashion.

It’s a good time to be McCarthy right now, even though she, of course, excels at creating good times for other people. She’s been nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award as best actress for her performance as the late biographer Lee Israel (who infamously forged letters from quotables like Dorothy Parker and Noël Coward) in Can You Ever Forgive Me? It’s her first dramatic role, and it makes you wonder why it took so long. McCarthy’s humanity and pathos illuminate everything she does — her big-screen gags, highly physical or deliberately sly — and she is clearly proud that her exploration of a less rib-tickling story is paying off. After we order tequila gimlets (“Oh, I’m a Scotch girl, but I’m gonna try one,” she says), we talk badassery and beyond.

LAURA BROWN: Can You Ever Forgive Me? received glorious reviews, and now you have all this awards talk. Have you felt any sort of palpable change?

MELISSA MCCARTHY: It just feels so nice to do something that you like so much and had such a good time making. I’ve been weirdly lucky with liking almost everything I’ve done, but I loved [director] Marielle Heller, and I love that damn Richard E. Grant. Also, it’s a story where there’s a friendship and you feel something, and your heart feels something, and you think about the world. Not in a preachy, bullshit way, just in a really nice way. People have responded so positively. It makes me very happy, but also it gives me a boost that people still care about people.

LB: Do you think there’s a tendency to underestimate the potency of a simple, emotional story?

MM: I think people go through their whole day not looking at another person. You know, you take a train or a bus and you could be sitting there naked and no one even looks up.

LB: There was the time you tried that.

MM: I tried it. It did not go well. You cannot unring that bell. [laughs] But I do think the power of this movie is that you can’t not click into the human condition.

LB: How important is it to you to represent that to people?

MM: Even if it’s a broad comedy, I think it’s important to see people who maybe we shouldn’t like, but we like them anyway. Let’s not judge people like, “Ugh, they’re obnoxious, they’re too much of a people pleaser, or they’re grating or harsh.” It’s like, “Yeah, but we all do that.” I still think it’s good to show people who aren’t so shined up and pretty and perfect.

LB: When did you realize what your currency was as a performer?

MM: I knew I loved performing when I started stand-up in New York [in the early ’90s], but I found the rooms to be very negative and aggressive. The only way to survive was to shred someone in the audience. That was not my thing. Not because I’m some Pollyanna who can’t take a swing at somebody, but there just wasn’t a point in it. Although for some reason, the guy who yells “Show me your boobs!” is everywhere. It’s amazing. I don’t think I ever did stand-up where someone didn’t yell “Take off your top!” as I’m walking onstage. I was like, “Are you the same guy? Do you think you’re original? Do you really, massively wanna see my boobs?” Then I would go home feeling so sad for him. He was lashing out at women but probably really lonely and wanted a nice woman to go out with, or whatever his deal was.

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Jan 21, 2019 ali Leave a Reply Dumplin Star Luke Benward Gushes About ‘Queen’ Melissa McCarthy

Luke Benward can’t talk enough about his Life of the Party love interest Melissa McCarthy.

Jan 21, 2019 ali Leave a Reply Melissa McCarthy Gushes About Friends: ‘Nugget’ Jennifer Aniston and ‘Smart’ Nicole Kidman
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People shares some of the things Melissa has said about some of her friends … such as Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, & Amy Adams.

Melissa McCarthy‘s friends can’t get any better!

The Can You Ever Forgive Me? Star, 48, shared who she most admired in Hollywood in InStyle’s February issue and included a few memorable names, including Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman.

“I love that Jennifer Aniston, that little nugget. That’s a person to the soles of her feet,” she revealed. “Just solid, good.”

As for Kidman, 51, McCarthy said the Destroyer actress is “a smart, non-bull—- puppy.”

“She isn’t going to mince words, isn’t going to try to play the game. She’s got a hell of a picker,” McCarthy shared. “She picks [movies] that are really interesting, and she’s not concerned about how they may be seen.”

Someone quite like Kidman is Vice actress Amy Adams, McCarthy said.

Amy Adams is the same. I love that she is starting to produce. I would like Amy Adams to run for president. I think the world would be better in general,” she said. “I’d like Viola Davis to wake me up every morning and be like, ‘Here’s your thought for the day,’ and I’d literally write it down.”

Other friends of McCarthy have also left their impact, including Octavia Spencer who McCarthy has known for 20 years.

“She is the same person she has always been. Same with Allison Janney. They didn’t change. They’re not adapting for their jobs or their careers,” she shared. “They are exactly, unapologetically as they were.”

The same could be said for McCarthy, who stars in Can You Ever Forgive Me? the story of Lee Israel, a celebrity biographer who begins to forge letters by famous figures in history.

McCarthy was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? is now in theaters.

Jan 21, 2019 ali Leave a Reply Melissa McCarthy Set For Career Honor From Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild
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Congratulations to Melissa on this honor!

She’s played a boss, a spy, a cop, a Ghostbuster, a plagiarist and famously a White House press secretary, and now the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild has applied its 2019 career honor to Melissa McCarthy. The star of last year’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? will be presented with its Distinguished Artisan Award at the sixth annual MUAHS Awards next month.

She is the first woman to receive the award, which will be doled out February 16 at Novo in Los Angeles.

“It is with respect and joy that we are able to honor Melissa McCarthy, a true friend to our crafts of make-up artistry and hair styling,” said Sue Cabral-Ebert, president of IATSE Local 706. “Melissa collaborates with our creative artisans in every character she develops – whether it’s the SNL parody of Sean Spicer or the true-to-life author Lee Israel. We want to let Melissa know how greatly she is appreciated, she is so deserving of this award.”

McCarthy was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as a struggling writer-turned-plagiarist in Can You Ever Forgive Me? She’s also up for a BAFTA, SAG Award and other honors for the role.

McCarthy’s career spans TV, movies and stand-up over two-plus decades. Winner of two Emmys — for Mike & Molly and her side-splitting Spicer takedown — and an Oscar nominee for 2012’s Bridesmaids, her film credits include The Boss, Spy, St. Vincent, Tammy, The Heat, Identity Thief, This is 40, The Hangover Part II, Ghostbusters and last year’s The Happytime Murders. She recently wrapped The Kitchen and Super-Intelligence.

Along with Mike & Molly and Saturday Night Live, her small-screen credits include Gilmore Girls, Samantha Who? and most recently Nobodies.

Thank you Deadline for the news!

Jan 21, 2019 ali Leave a Reply Making of ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’: How Melissa McCarthy Stepped In for Julianne Moore

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Melissa and director Marielle Heller about her taking the place of Julianne Moore in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? and what it took to make the film!

After Moore walked away from playing the literary forger over unexplained creative differences, director Marielle Heller found hope with fan McCarthy: “There wasn’t much money lying around for financing a movie about an angry 50-year-old woman.”

Marielle Heller was in her therapist’s office on New York’s Upper West Side, talking about a new directing gig she’d just landed, when she noticed her shrink started looking a little funny. As Heller explained the film’s plot — about a real-life down-on-her-luck New York writer in the 1990s, who bailed herself out of financial straits by forging letters from famous dead authors like Noel Coward and Dorothy Parker, her therapist suddenly stiffened in her chair.

“Not Lee Israel?” she asked Heller. “She lived in this building. You do not want to know what I thought of Lee Israel. She was not a nice person.”

Small world. But nice or not, the role of Lee Israel could just be a career changer for Melissa McCarthy, transforming the 48-year-old Bridesmaids breakout (and onetime Sean Spicer impersonator) into an award-winning dramatic film actress. McCarthy’s bitchy, boozy performance already has earned her a Golden Globe nom for best actress in a drama and may even land her an Oscar nomination. “I feel kind of personally responsible for getting her story out there,” says McCarthy. “Lee had such talent and was suddenly told because of her personality that she was obsolete. I can’t say what any of us would do when pushed into that kind of dire circumstance.”

The film is based on Israel’s 2008 memoir in which she details how she went from being a promising magazine journalist in the 1960s (profiling stars like Katharine Hepburn for Esquire) to a successful biographer (a 1980 best-seller about famed journalist and What’s My Line? panelist Dorothy Kilgallen) to a less successful one (a 1985 bio of Estee Lauder that flopped) to a bitter, unemployable drunk who paid her cat’s veterinarian bills by forging notes from dead stars like Fanny Brice and selling them to vintage bookstores. The memoir stirred up a bit of controversy when it was published, with some critics questioning why Simon & Schuster would help Israel profit further from her crimes, but it was otherwise mostly well-received.

One big fan of Israel’s tell-all was producer Anne Carey, a fixture on the New York indie film scene whose recent credits include Mr. Holmes. Carey thought the book would make a terrific movie and set up a 2008 meeting with Israel at a Chelsea restaurant. “She was super smart, wickedly funny and bitter in an interesting way,” Carey says of Israel, who died at age 75 in 2014. “She had such a specific, clear voice about being a New Yorker, about being a writer, about working in the publishing industry, about drinking and about mischief.”

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