McCarthy at handprint ceremony
Published 03/07/2014 | 09:17
Melissa McCarthy declared she is living in a "fever dream" as she placed her hands and feet in cement in Hollywood.
The Bridesmaids star received the special honour at the TCL Chinese Theatre in honour of her new movie Tammy, directed by her husband Ben Falcone and co-starring Susan Sarandon, who were both there to cheer her on.
The funnywoman took a moment to soak up the experience before planting her hands in cement and kicking off her hot pink stilettos to imprint her bare feet.
Beaming widely and waving to fans, Melissa said none of the day felt real.
"It's like a crazy fever dream that I don't want to wake up from. I never thought I would be here with my whole family and my friends and my little girls and I'm amazed and overwhelmed to be part of this history.
"When I first moved to LA 17 years ago one of the first things I did was come to this theatre to look at the handprints and the signatures and I remember thinking everyone's feet were so small.
"All the actresses from the fifties and sixties had little baby feet and I never thought I would be here signing my name in the cement. It's pretty remarkable."
The actress paid tribute to her parents for not questioning her when she announced she was dropping out of university.
"When I was about 20 I called my parents from New York and told them I wasn't going back to college but was going to be an actor and they said OK. That kind of makes them maniacs. If it hadn't worked out I would have asked why they hadn't told me what a terrible idea it was."
Tammy is released in the UK on July 4.