Melissa McCarthy: Murray made me nervous

Melissa McCarthy was intensely nervous about meeting Bill Murray for their new movie St. Vincent.

Melissa McCarthy kept reminding herself not to give Bill Murray “any weird compliments” when they met.

The two stars both appear in the new movie St. Vincent, which is about a little boy who bonds with his older neighbour when his parents get divorced.

Melissa was delighted when she heard Bill was on board for the project, although she was nervous too.

“I was in the trailer and had just been killing myself thinking, ‘What do I say? Don’t say any weird compliments, just try to be cool,’” she laughed to British magazine Heat. “I had been going over and over this in my head and I was so nervous. Then he just stormed into the trailer, and before I knew it, he was looking in my hair for something and holding up one of my feet.”

Melissa is incredibly proud of the finished project, which was directed by Theodore Melfi. In particular she expects Bill’s performance to blow people away.

“Truly, it’s a remarkable movie. Bill Murray is perfect in it. When I saw it, I laughed and cried through the entire movie,” she enthused.

The American funnywoman has a lot of projects in the pipeline at the moment. Among them is Spy, which is helmed by Paul Feig – who also did the honours on 2011’s Bridesmaids. Melissa was excited to team up with him again, although she joked she has her doubts about some of the casting.

“It’s me, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Miranda Hart… it’s all British. It’s the most British CIA I’ve ever heard of. I was like, ‘Am I the only American?’” she giggled.
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Sunday, 07. December 2014