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Melissa McCarthy Says 'Black Panther' 'Crushed It on Every Level'

Melissa McCarthy says she was proud that her two daughters was exposed to such positive representation of women in “Black Panther.”

“How women were portrayed in that movie was so incredibly strong and fierce,” McCarthy says. “I was so proud to have my girls to see that world — the world in which I want to live.”

During Variety’s Actors on Actors series, she also talks with “Black Panther” star Lupita Nyong’o about how rare it is to see such positive representation of black people.

“I just thought, that doesn’t [happen]. On two fronts, that [film] broke every bad meeting where people say, ‘You can’t really do this,” McCarthy says. “‘Black Panther’ just crushed it on every level.”

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