No kidding Melissa, you’re a star

21 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

McCarthy gets her Hollywood Star.

LOS ANGELES – Comic actress Melissa McCarthy thanked her parents for giving her the “terrible advice” to stick with acting as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. “Every time I said ‘I’m going to quit college and do stand-up,’ my mom and dad said, ‘Great, work really hard at it, you can probably do it’,” said McCarthy, whose mother was present. “They continued to say that for the 20 years it took me to actually do it steadily,” she said, adding “in a way you really give terrible advice.” The actress will star this summer in the action comedy “Spy” as a CIA agent tackling her first field assignment.The 44-year-old Bridesmaids actress was joined by her husband and frequent collaborator Ben Falcone for the ceremony, as well as talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Paul Feig, who directed her in The Heat, Bridesmaids and her new film Spy. “It was emotional… it is kind of overwhelming.

That would have been a good one,” she said after revealing her star in front of the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. “I still can’t believe what is happening and where I’m standing right now, it’s a little overwhelming in the best of ways, I need a moment to process what is happening,” she said. “I feel slightly like I’m in the middle of a fever dream and that’s kind of reasonable because later when I try to describe what is happening right now I would have a hard time convincing somebody of the following: I was on Hollywood Boulevard getting my star and Ellen DeGeneres was there and said nice things. “And then I will have to say the super fancy director Paul Feig also said lovely things about me and we are on our third movie, going into our fourth movie together which seems, again, like I’ve gone nuts. “And then I would have to say, ‘Remember that really cute guy Ben Falcone who I had a crush on in (improvisation group) Groundlings? She then moved into television, starring in series like “Gilmore Girls,” “Samantha Who?” and “Mike & Molly,” which earned her a 2011 Emmy award for lead actress in a comedy. I cannot be more delighted this is real.” Asked how she was preparing for a movie with such high expectations, she said: “We are diving in, 100 per cent full throttle. Ellen DeGeneres, recalling the earlier roles, praised McCarthy’s work as “fantastic.” “Everything you do is memorable,” she said at Tuesday’s ceremony.

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