Sunday 25 February 2018

McCarthy's years of toilet training

Melissa McCarthy is proud to be part of the Bridesmaids posse
Melissa McCarthy is proud to be part of the Bridesmaids posse

Melissa McCarthy has joked about how she had to undergo tough training to film a food poisoning scene in Bridesmaids.

The cringe-worthy scene in the laugh-out-loud comedy sees Melissa's character Megan and the other bridesmaids - Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper and Wendi McLendon-Covey - suffer from a painful bout of food poisoning.

"I spent two years in acting school, just rehearsing that - sinkwork - and it finally paid off," she quipped.

She added: "My parents could feel good about paying for that tuition. This is like a horror scene in the movie, it's like watching people try to stop the train that is coming full throttle at them. I love watching people go, 'No, no, no' because it's so embarrassing.

"Everybody has been in some horrific state like that. I think why it works is that Paul (Feig, director) wanted to play it really, really real."

Melissa - who has appeared in film like Life As We Know It and The Back-Up Plan - describes Bridesmaids, co-written by Kristen, as an honest comedy.

"To me, funny is funny. I always watch other female movies and think, 'Who are these women? I don't relate to this'. I just want a funny movie," she said.

"I read this, it's a well-written script. There's parts that are really touching, and it's complicated and messy and to be that funny on top of a really good story, I think everyone appreciates that."

:: Bridesmaids opens in cinemas on June 22

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