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

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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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Jan 21, 2019 ali Leave a Reply Melissa McCarthy Online is Launched!
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I am so excited to launch Melissa McCarthy Online and share it with the world. I have been a fan of Melissa’s since I first fell in love with her as Sookie St. James and have continued to enjoy watching her as she has grown as an actress and become more known through her work in Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly, Ghostbusters, and more.

This site is a work in progress and will be growing as I continue to add to it. If you have any contributions or insight please be sure to let me know!

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