You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Melissa McCarthy Admits She’s Not ‘The Boss’ at Home

Melissa McCarthy had a true-life confession on the red carpet at Monday night’s premiere of Universal’s “The Boss” at the Regency Village Theatre.

“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.

More Scene

  • Mr Chow 50th Anniversary celebration

    Mr. Chow 50th Anniversary Party Draws Stevie Wonder, Heidi Klum & More Stars

    Melissa McCarthy had a true-life confession on the red carpet at Monday night’s premiere of Universal’s “The Boss” at the Regency Village Theatre. “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 […]

  • Paley Center for Media presents They

    African-American Showrunners Talk Strides in TV Representation

    Melissa McCarthy had a true-life confession on the red carpet at Monday night’s premiere of Universal’s “The Boss” at the Regency Village Theatre. “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 […]

  • 'Annihilation' film premiere

    'Annihilation' Star Jennifer Jason Leigh Responds to Whitewashing Accusations

    Melissa McCarthy had a true-life confession on the red carpet at Monday night’s premiere of Universal’s “The Boss” at the Regency Village Theatre. “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 […]

  • Viola Davis Women in the World

    Viola Davis on #MeToo: 'If You're Dedicated to Change, Let It Cost You Something'

    Melissa McCarthy had a true-life confession on the red carpet at Monday night’s premiere of Universal’s “The Boss” at the Regency Village Theatre. “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 […]

  • LeBron James Stephen Curry All-Star Game

    NBA All-Star Weekend 2018: The Ultimate Party Guide

    Melissa McCarthy had a true-life confession on the red carpet at Monday night’s premiere of Universal’s “The Boss” at the Regency Village Theatre. “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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content