Melissa McCarthy wants a ‘Bridesmaids’ sequel
“You can’t be with the group of people and you can’t be with yourself,” McCarthy said of starring alongside Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne in the 2011 comedy.
Melissa McCarthy has a ‘Bridesmaids’ sequel.
The “Little Mermaid” actress revealed that she has been hoping for a sequel to the 2011 breakout comedy for years and has already figured out her character’s plot lines. The film follows a bride (Maya Rudolph) whose maid of honor (Kristen Wiig) goes through an existential crisis during the wedding preparations. McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rebel Wilson, Ellie Kemper and Chris O’Dowd also starred.
“I’d do a ‘Bridesmaids’ sequel this afternoon,” McCarthy said People magazine. “This group of women was the most magical thing ever. Almost all of us were already very good friends. I think it was such a magical time.”
McCarthy added that she would reprise her role even if the cast “are all in their nineties and (writers) Kristen (Wiig) and Annie (Mumolo) say, ‘Should we stay on the team?’ I would say: Yes. Yes, you should.”
McCarthy shared that she hopes Megan’s character and her love interest, Air Marshall Jon, played by her real-life husband and filmmaking partner Ben Falcone, would run Megan’s trucking company together while working as private detectives.
“I think there are matching jean jackets with each other’s pictures painted on them. I think they are very happy. And they run a dog rescue, I say,” McCarthy teased.
Looking back on the production, notably a very cramping sequence in which the bridesmaids get food poisoning and defecate in a bridal boutique, McCarthy admitted she was “hesitant” about the scene.
“It ended up being so funny,” he said. “Also Kristen shoved 72 Jordan’s almonds in her mouth. There was a recording where there were 40. And we were like, “Kristen’s going to drown.” The acting was also horribly unprofessional, because anyone who wasn’t on camera was usually bowing and just shaking. Neither of us behaved. Yes, that and the dogs, I enjoyed all the dogs.”
McCarthy concluded: “Oh my God! Just being around so many funny people where it really felt like people were falling to the ground because we couldn’t get air. From a distance it looked like we all had food poisoning because there were times when we were too. like… You can’t be around the group of people and not just by yourself.
McCarthy’s “Bridesmaids” star Rudolph previously told IndieWire that there are “no expectations” for the Paul Feig-directed comedy.
“We didn’t make a ‘women’s film.’ We made history and we are all women in it. You have to understand from the perspective that we’re coming from, we’re already women, and we’re already the funniest women we know,” the “Saturday Night Live” alum said. “We’re not thinking, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be great if I looked tall and short to (more) females? It’s just part of reality. I think we were all very surprised at the constant headline that said, “Wow, female comedies, what a big deal.” Like, fuck, I only do comedies! I happen to be a woman!”
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