Melissa McCarthy is exposing the misconception behind comedies in Hollywood during the latest episode of ‘Hot Ones.’
“Somehow the new logline is that comedies don’t work,” McCarthy said. “I think bad comedies, I think bad movies don’t work, but I’m going to fight to my last breath, which will be in about 4 other wings, that comedies are important and I think it brings people together.”
He added: “I just want to keep the variety in the pie, I think once it gets darker, darker, darker, darker, darker…and it’s only the darkness that is appreciated and it’s only the worst of humanity . It’s like I want to cry, I want to be heartbroken, I want to feel hopeful, and I want to laugh.
McCarthy recently said The Guardian which is a “fist fight” for comedies.
“I don’t know why, because we’ve never needed to laugh more,” McCarthy said. “Comedy allows you to sit next to someone whose ideas don’t match. And maybe come out a little closer. I think that’s what I should do, in this world.
The “Ghostbusters” actress added, “I can’t do a lot of useful things. I don’t know how to clean up the oceans or stop our violent tendencies. But I can hopefully give someone who’s had a bad day an hour and a half to step into a different world where bills or sickness aren’t the main thing on their brain. This is the only skill set I really have. So I have to keep trying.
McCarthy will star in the Kellogg biopic “Unfrosted” about the race between the food industry titan and Post to change breakfast cereal forever. Jerry Seinfeld directs, with Maria Bakalova, James Marsden, Hugh Grant, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Drew Tarver, Max Greenfield and Christian Slater.
McCarthy also recently shared her hopes for a “Bridesmaids” sequel with the original cast, including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. “I’d be doing a sequel to ‘Bridesmaids’ this afternoon, right now,” McCarthy said. “That group of women was the most magical thing ever. Most of us were already good friends. I think it was such a magical moment.