One of the busiest women in the business, Melissa McCarthy has “Spy” (pictured) about to open and recently completed shooting the film “Michelle Darnell,” playing a woman going to prison for insider trading. The film is directed by her real-life husband, Ben Falcone, who previously directed her in “Tammy.” She is also due back on her CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly,” which was just renewed for a sixth season.
She is about to start shooting the new “Ghostbusters” movie, which reunites her with her “Bridesmaids” co-star Kristen Wiig and director Paul Feig.
“I’m wildly excited about it,” she says of the film, which starts shooting back East in June.
“When Paul asked me I was like, ‘Oh my God are you kidding me?’ I’m just champing at the bit to start shooting it with that group of women. It makes me want to lose my mind.” There was some backlash on social media — mainly Twitter — to the idea of an all-female team of Ghostbusters, but McCarthy says such talk doesn’t faze her.
“I’m never really thinking about what people on social media think. I can assure you it never crosses my mind,” she says. “Some people have a problem with everything, it’s just what they do and I don’t give it one second of my day. If I get 15 minutes of free time in a day, that is not where my brain is going.”And it’s not just McCarthy who’s excited; she’s already roped in two new fans. “I just showed it to my girls for the first time,” she says of the 1984 original. “And now they’re walking around singing the ‘Ghostbusters’ song!”