Melissa McCarthy (Sookie on Gilmore Girls) stars in the May 13, 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, a comedy so funny she thinks it will “blow people’s minds… it is some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen in my life.” The comedy centres on two women battling it out to plan their friend’s wedding party.
Melissa shot Bridesmaids while shooting Mike & Molly, just recently after giving birth to her second daughter, her first (Vivian) being now three. She doesn’t sleep, as you can imagine!
Talking of her character, who is a bit more “manly”:
Sure, sure [she's a potential man]. But – she’s the one getting all the guys. And I get the guy in that movie, so there you go. And it’s my real life husband Ben – he’s in the movie. And I really grossly come onto him. Which is how it happened in real life as well. [laughs]. I’m kidding.
Taking the lead role in Bridesmaids is John Hamm, who guest-starred on Gilmore Girls in one episode! The rest of the cast includes Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Ellie Kemper.