Director Paul Feig called together the right cast to relaunch “Ghostbusters.”
In celebration of the forthcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot, the four female leads appeared at Sony Pictures Entertainment’s CinemaCon panel in Las Vegas on April 12. After the actors joked about the sequel, the studio released one of the first scenes from the film.
The scene showed the 21st century ghost-busting gang before Leslie Jones’ character Patty joins Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian (Kate McKinnon), and Erin (Kristen Wiig). In it, the three woman visit a museum where they’re given their first task as ghostbusters. “You’re gonna die in there,” the man who hires them warns. When the women enter the haunted building, McCartney whips out her P.K.E. (Psychokinetic Energy Meter) meter to monitor paranormal activity.
“I feel sexiest when I feel comfortable, when I feel most myself, when I’m not trying to be anything other than who I am,” she McCarthy told PEOPLE and EW editorial director Jess Cagle in the latest edition of The Jess Cagle Interview. “[I love] all of it: my flaws, my shortcomings, my body parts that you’re like, ‘Well, couldn’t that be better?’ I think, especially after having kids, I go, ‘Well, the alternative is pretty bad. I’ll take me as I am.’ ”
The Melissa McCarthy-led comedy The Boss dethroned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to take the No 1 spot at the US box office last weekend with an estimated opening of $23.48m (£16.53m).
The Boss, directed by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone, triumphed despite failing to pick up the kind of positive reviews that usually greet the actor’s collaborations with Paul Feig. The film, starring the Bridesmaids actor as a former business heavyweight struggling to rebuild her life after completing a jail sentence for insider trading, has a rating of just 17% on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and was labelled an “unfunny, chaotic mess of ludicrous plotting and tone-deaf set-pieces” by Jordan Hoffman in the Guardian.
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Melissa McCarthy has one very specific inspiration for her new comedy, “The Boss”- show women uniting, not fighting.
“Watching [women] become friends and then essentially become family, that’s the kind of thing I root for when I watch a movie,” McCarthy told Bust in a new interview.
“I want to see that. I love to show women and girls uniting. I love showing that because I think so often in movies, you see women just fighting and not liking each other. That’s not real life. That’s not the norm.”
But don’t let that fool you into thinking McCarthy isn’t going to fight for what she wants in “The Boss”.
Melissa McCarthy is arguably one of the funniest women in the biz. But her comedic chops service more than just belly laughs.
It’s no secret that Melissa has played her fair share of less-than-graceful ladies, often favoring characters that throw convention to the wind.
“I have a real fascination with people who have that wall up,” Melissa revealed to Bust magazine in a recent sit-down. “Like, what put that up? I always wonder… ‘what’s on the other side of that?’ I never quite buy that sort of bluster. It always kinda breaks my heart.”
Which is perhaps why Melissa has taken on such a slew of less than conventional roles—on-screen and off.