The hilarious Melissa McCarthy has landed the cover of Rolling Stone. The “Tammy” star graces the front of the Summer Double issue that just landed on newsstands. The story unveils her rise to fame and many amazing revelations that will make everyone love her if they don’t love her now.
Her characters tend to have potty mouths
She trades in f**ks for “holy smokies!” during her interview with contributing editor Erik Hedegaard, when explaining how she spent a great deal of time in New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs. She considered giving up the dream if he didn’t get anywhere by age 30. A call to audition for “Gilmore Girls” came a week before her birthday. Apparently, she hasn’t looked back. Within 14 years, she has become one of the most well-known comedy actresses in Hollywood. Within just the last few years, she has made audiences laugh with her spotlight stealing scenes in “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “Identity Thief.”
She tends to black out during curse-riddled tirades and rambled about dolphin sex
During the end credits of “This is 40,” McCarthy goes on a rant telling Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, “I would like to rear up and jackknife my legs and kick you both in the f*****g jaw with my foot bone. That’s what I would f*****g love. I wish my f*****g foot would go right through your skull.” Although hilarious, McCarthy does not recall saying such things.
During an improv between Kristen Wigg in while in the presence of Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, she started rambling about dolphin sex. “There’s not one thing you could have done to seem any stranger. Sex with a dolphin? Handplay with a dolphin! You just could not have been any weirder.”
A year later, McCarthy was nominated for an Oscar for “Bridesmaids.
She was a teenage goth and later did stand-up as a drag queen
The early days of high school for McCarthy were marked by cheerleading and being a student council member. As soon as puberty hit, so came the blue-black hair, fishnets and sneaking out to dance in Chicago. “I turned slightly nuts,” she says.
Dressed in a gold lame swing coat, wig and eyelashes, McCarthy did her comedy routine as Miss Y. When she moved to New York at age 20, she was urged by friend and roommate Brian Atwood to try stand-up. So Miss Y was born, a woman who lived lavishly.
The Summer Double issue of Rolling Stone is available now.