Quote: "There are female spies and undercover people all over the place. Got to get the right gal to do it. Any of these ladies would be great!" Melissa McCarthy suggests her female Ghostbusters co-stars would make great Jane Bonds if the 007 franchise ever needed a woman's touch.
Quote: "Every time we put something out in the world where I think (my daughters) can see themselves and they won't even have the realisation of, 'Why wouldn't it be me? Why wouldn't I be the ghostbuster?' I think that's such an incredibly important thing. I think it's incredibly impactful. It's a testament to how Paul (Feig, director) sees the world." Melissa McCarthy is hopeful the characters in her new all-female Ghostbusters movie will provide good role models for her daughters and women around the world.
Quote: "I'm always white noise. I'm always like, 'Get in the tub'. I spend half my life just saying, 'For the love of God, brush your teeth' or 'Get in the tub', and nobody even hears me... and (husband) Ben (Falcone) comes in and (calmly) says, 'It's probably time to get in the tub,' and they're like, 'Yes, got it, dad'." Melissa McCarthy often feels ignored as a mum.
Quote: "There are certainly a few nuns at my old high school back in Illinois that are pretty surprised by the word 'genius' in conjunction with my name. Take that, sister!" Melissa McCarthy had the last laugh as she became the first woman to pick up the Comedic Genius Award at the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday (09Apr16).
Quote: "I don't know if she does (have the acting bug). I know that she has a certain skill, probably from her mum, but I don't know if she has the bug." Melissa McCarthy's actor/director husband Ben Falcone is unsure if their eldest daughter Vivian will want to follow her parents into the movie industry after landing a small role in their new film The Boss.
Quote: "I was shocked and heartbroken when @CBS canceled #MikeAndMolly. I would have shot this show for 50 more years. I'll miss my 2nd family." Melissa McCarthy is sad about the end of her U.S. TV comedy Mike & Molly.
Quote: "I feel like there's a big thing missing where you can't dress to your mood above a certain number. (Malls) segregate plus-size (women). It's an odd thing that you can't go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tyre section - 'We'll put you gals over there because we don't want to see you...'" Actress Melissa McCarthy insists shopping mall bosses discriminate against bigger ladies.
Quote: "I know it's not modern, but my voicemail says, 'Please don't leave a message'. I don't check email. I don't want to be that person who has their face buried in a screen. It makes me feel bad when people do it to me. I'm like, 'You literally have something in front of your face; I feel awkward talking to you'." Melissa McCarthy can be difficult to get hold of.
Quote: "Every time I said, 'I'm going to quit college and do stand-up', my mom and dad said, 'Great, work really hard at it, you can probably do it'. They continued to say that for the 20 years it took me to actually do it steadily... In a way you really give terrible advice." Melissa McCarthy recalls her parents' unflinching support of her comedy career as she unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (19May15). Her mum joined fans and famous friends for the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.
Fact: Melissa McCarthy will be honoured with the 2,552nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 19 May (15).
Quote: "I just got hugged by Paul MCCartney and Paul Simon within five minutes and I thought I was going to pass out." Comedienne Melissa McCarthy was left stunned during the star-studded 40th anniversary special of U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live on Sunday night (15Feb15).
Quote: "I'm available to audition. I've had run-ins with ghosts - even if I haven't I'm gonna say I have." Actress Melissa McCarthy would love to star in director Paul Feig's upcoming all-female reboot of classic comedy Ghostbusters. The Emmy winner has previously worked with Feig in Bridesmaids, The Heat, and new film Spy.
Fact: Melissa McCarthy has reportedly been cast as Peter Pan's fairy friend Tinkerbell in a new live-action comedy-adventure, directed by Shawn Levy.
Fact: Mike and Molly star and Primetime Emmy nominee Melissa McCarthy had two reasons to celebrate at the Los Angeles prizegiving on Monday (25Aug14) - it was her director husband Ben Falcone's 41st birthday, while she turns 44 on Tuesday (26Aug14).
Quote: "Would you do your hand prints in mittens? It didn't make sense." Susan Sarandon on why she advised her Tammy co-star Melissa McCarthy to follow her lead and take off her shoes for her Grauman's Chinese Theatre hand and footprint ceremony in Hollywood on Wednesday (03Jul14).
Fact: Melissa McCarthy left her mark on Hollywood on Wednesday (02Jul14) when she took part in a hand and footprint ceremony in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The Bridesmaids star was joined at the ceremony by her husband, Ben Falcone, and their Tammy co-star Susan Sarandon.
Quote: "I may go barefoot... I didn't really know what to do and Susan Sarandon said, 'Well, I was barefoot...' and I was like, 'You know what, if it's good enough for Susan Sarandon, I'm gonna fake that it's good enough for me... I'm gonna put my little platypus feet right in it (cement)." Melissa McCarthy is planning to follow her pal's lead and place her bare foot in wet cement when she is feted outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
Fact: Melissa McCarthy's mother and her best friend Margo have cameo roles in the comedienne's new movie Tammy.
Quote: "I'm a crier. So is my sister, so is my mum. It can be anything: I just get overwhelmed... In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier. I also used to cry about things like: 'I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes...' I was an idiot... it's a decade of tears." Actress Melissa McCarthy can get emotional about the smallest of things.
Quote: "I think they're used to fitting a certain size and they can kinda wrap their head around that, and I think I'm a different size and... maybe even if somebody doesn't work with that, they would just (be) like, 'I won't do a good job. I don't know what to do'." Heavyweight actress Melissa McCarthy makes excuses for the designers who refused to work with her when she needed a red carpet outfit for the 2012 Oscars.
Quote: "She is one of the coolest women I've ever met, by a landslide. She's so interesting, so intelligent, and such a great humanitarian. The fact that I got to spend time with her - and now consider her a friend - is pretty surreal... And she's a good kisser, by the way." Melissa McCarthy has become friends with one of her heroines, Susan Sarandon, after locking lips with the Oscar winner on an episode of sitcom Mike & Molly.
Quote: "The more I watch Girls, the more I realise I'm crazy about Lena Dunham. She's my girl crush. She's smart, funny, confident, and she isn't afraid to look awkward. She's exactly who she is, take it or leave it. Nothing's more charming than someone who doesn't take herself too seriously." Melissa McCarthy has a same-sex crush on actress/writer Dunham.
Quote: "It was wonderful, and not because I dissed him in the scene. Anytime I get a chance to work with him, it's a delight for me. He's really funny." Actress Melissa McCarthy had a blast filming The Heat with her actor husband Ben Falcone, who made a cameo in the movie as his wife's former one-night stand.
Quote: "(She's like a) rabid cat. She opens her mouth and you have no idea what offensive and hurtful things are gonna come out of it about you personally." Sandra Bullock jokes about working with her The Heat co-star Melissa McCarthy.
Quote: "Ben did it, and we had a big fight about it because I said I wanted it 80 per cent smaller and he said he wanted it 70 per cent." Comedienne Melissa McCarthy jokingly blames her husband for the controversy surrounding U.K. promotional posters for her new movie The Heat after her face and neck appeared to have been digitally altered to make the actress appear slimmer.
Quote: "You talk to somebody in a line in L.A., and it's like you've asked them to remove their pants." Actress Melissa McCarthy insists Los Angeles people aren't the friendliest folk.
Fact: Actress Melissa McCarthy pretended to fall to the ground as she kicked off this weekend's (06Apr13) Saturday Night Live comedy show after struggling to walk in a pair of towering platform heels. During the opening monologue skit, the Identity Thief star joked to the audience, "They (Tv producers) told me, 'Make sure you practise in your shoes.' I said, 'What? I live in heels!' But I don't do that. That was not honest. I'm primarily in a Croc. I just really wanted to get all gussied up for you guys. Wow, I can't feel anything from my arch to my toes. You could just bite that half off."
Fact: Melissa McCarthy will be honoured with the CinemaCon Female Star of the Year award at the upcoming cinema industry convention in Las Vegas.
Fact: Actress Melissa McCarthy has joined the cast of children's education show Sesame Street. The Bridesmaids star will show off her dance moves onscreen with puppet Elmo on Thursday's (21Mar13) episode of the U.S. Tv show.
Quote: "There were about 14 foam panini machines that weighed a quarter of an ounce and one real one that weighed 32 pounds. The first time we shot that, he picked up the real one and let it fly towards my head. It was a dicey shoot." Actress Melissa McCarthy had a narrow escape shooting a fight scene with Identity Thief co-star Jason Bateman.
Fact: Bridesmaids co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne had a boozy moment onstage at the Oscars on Sunday (26Feb12) as they presented the Best Documentary Short - they knocked back vodka miniatures when someone from the audience yelled out "Martin Scorsese". The Bridesmaids co-stars created a drinking game onstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this year (12), suggesting those playing should knock back a shot of alcohol every time someone mentions the great director.
Fact: The shoes Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy wore to the Oscars were designed by her high school friend Brian Atwood. The stylish actress, who is set to launch a clothing line later this year (12), studied fashion and texture at college.
Quote: "It's still really rocky for me, but I'm just glad I have something. A couple of days ago I had nothing." Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy on regaining her voice just in time for the Oscars.
Quote: "I'll think you'll see her lose considerable weight. She always gives 110 per cent to what she does. She's been addressing (her size) more. She's not going to be 103 pounds, but she wants to lose the weight now. It's a positive thing, especially for her health. She's going to a funny woman no matter what, but what she weighs will change." Melissa McCarthy's dad Michael is confident his actress daughter is serious about getting into shape.
Quote: "I was already in some weird altered state talking to Brad and Angelina. They’re so nice and chatty and really bubbly. Finally, I got a little weird and I was like, 'You have to stop for a minute, because it’s a lot visually to take in'... She’s like weirdly glowing. She’s so beautiful. He’s kind of cute too... They were just, like, here (in front of my face)." Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy was overawed by the star power of fans Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes.
Tweet: "My friend Melissa was just nominated for an Oscar!!!!! Holy s**t!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm crying!" Christina Applegate is delighted her pal Melissa McCarthy received a Best Supporting Actress nod for Bridesmaids when the Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday (24Jan12).
Quote: "I've always loved fashion. In grade school, I started keeping a crazy scrapbook - that I still have - of magazine cutouts, all of my favourite looks. My best friend in high school in Joliet, Illinois, was Brian Atwood, and on any given night, we might be cutting a pattern in his room." Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy developed her love for fashion as a youngster with her childhood pal Brian Atwood, a now-famous shoe designer.
Fact: Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy has been named the new paid spokesperson for Ivory soap. The comedienne has been a longtime user of Ivory products.
Fact: Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy has channelled royals Elizabeth II and the Queen of Hearts for a new magazine spread. The larger-than-life funnywoman wears regal white and jewels while holding a corgi dog under her arm and flashing the peace sign for the cover on the new Entertainment Weekly. Inside the publication's 'New Queen of Comedy' issue, MCCarthy poses as the grumpy Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland and late gender-bending cult icon Divine.