“I try to boss my kids around, but it doesn’t work,” she admitted of her relationship with her two daughters, who are 7 and 5.
McCarthy — whose spouse Ben Falcone directed the comedy — also admitted that she had some sympathy for her Michelle Darnell character, who spends most of the movie bossing people around.
“I don’t think she’s a horrible boss — she just wants people to work hard,” McCarthy added. “You have to play a character with real ups and downs.”
Ella Anderson, 11, who plays the daughter of Kristen Bell‘s character, said there wasn’t any question as to her favorite part of the movie.
“We had a three-day fight scene with the Girl Scouts and it was so much fun,” she added. “It was also a little insane.”
Eva Peterson, who plays the largest member of Darnell Darlings, agreed with her castmate: “I got to throw a child, which I wouldn’t do in real life.”
Steve Mallory, who wrote the film with McCarthy and Falcone, showed off his souvenir tie emblazoned with pictures of Falcone.
“Ben gave me this when I got on the set,” he added. “I’m very proud of it.”
Six-foot-six Timothy Simons, best known for his work as Jonah Ryan in “Veep,” said he was particularly pleased that he got to work with Peter Dinklage: “He’s like my best friend — how cool is that?”
Universal opens “The Boss” on April 8.
Update, 5:15 p.m.: The tweet with Steve Mallory showing off his Ben Falcone tie incorrectly identified him as Tyler Labine.