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Melissa McCarthy's new film 'Tammy' evolved from husband's crazy dream

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16:  Actors Melissa McCarthy (L) and Ben Falcone pose for a portrait during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actors Melissa McCarthy (L) and Ben Falcone pose for a portrait during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actors Melissa McCarthy (L) and Ben Falcone pose for a portrait during the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone wrote their new comedy 'Tammy' together after Ben dreamt about the plot.

The Bridesmaids star married fellow actor Ben in 2005 and they have two small children together.

In fact, Ben played the object of her affections, an Air Marshall, in Bridesmaids, so they're used to both writing and acting together.

“We really met working together and writing together and it’s always been an easy thing that we can do together,” she explained to Access Hollywood.

“And I always want his advice. Like, he’s a smart fella and funny! He really has a great ability to keep a bird’s eye view of things and I would never want him not to say something. And if something doesn’t feel right to him, I want to know immediately and then we want to figure out how to change.”

Melissa says she and her husband work so well together, they can even make abstract concepts concrete.

The actress reveals Ben dreamt of the plotline for Tammy, which centres on an unemployed woman who decides to take a roadtrip with her profane, alcoholic mother after losing everything.

“He had a dream — he literally came down blurry-eyed, hair all over the place, and said, ‘I had the weirdest dream and I think I should write it. You go on a road trip with your grandmother. She’s an alcoholic and I think she sleeps around,’” Melissa recalled.

“I was like, ‘You want coffee first? Do we have to start like, immediately? ‘Cause it’s really early!’ And we had coffee and it was one of those really vivid dreams, and he couldn’t get it out of his head, and the more we started talking about it, it just kind of developed and we worked on it for about six years.”

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