Chivalry isn't dead, it's just hanging out in a hot tub with director Paul Feig. “I got hurt a lot,” Melissa McCarthy told Seth Meyers on Late Night, about filming her new movie Spy. “I was just covered in bruises ... My worst fall, sadly, was walking to a massage.”
The actress went on to explain that on her way to a session at her hotel to sooth her sore muscles, she had to walk past a pool surrounded by a marble floor. “I’m sorry, but that’s a bad idea, right?” she said. “I wiped out so hard my feet were above my head, and I had enough time to be like “Oh my god I’m falling!’”
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Her director, Feig, was chilling in a nearby hot tub, but he didn’t exactly rise to the occasion. “Paul was just frozen because he knew I was hurt. He’s like, ‘I’m in my swim trunks, I can’t help you, I feel it’s inappropriate!’” McCarthy joked (we hope). Luckily, someone else ran out and got her back on her feet. “I threw my back out for two days!” she said.
Click the video above to hear about her other big slip, and learn about her early days doing stand-up in New York City below:
Melissa McCarthy had to do a lot of her own stunts for her newest movie, SPY. And, as a result, she got hurt quite a bit during filming. Bumps, bruises, pulled muscles, you name it, Melissa probably injured it. Dammit! Who puts a roof on a scooter, what are you, the pope? But she told Seth Myers Tuesday that she took her biggest tumble when she was heading to the spa to get a massage when she was finished filming for the day. What? And I wiped out so hard. My feet were above my head, and I had enough time to be like "Oh my God, I'm falling!" [LAUGH] I really got, I got incredible height. I threw my back out for two days Oh no! Trying to get to a massage. Poor Melissa! The actress said she had to walk by a marble swimming pool to get to the Spa, nd it was so slippery, she ate it right then and there. Trick is to just relax your legs. Read it on wikiHow. And to make matters worse, her director, Paul Feig, was there to witness the whole thing. Talk about embarrassing! Thankfully, Melissa was able to shake the injury off in just a few days and keep going. But, she told E! she wasn't sure she'd be able to go on at first. "We spent the whole week trying to get me walking again. It was intense and it was kind of at the beginning of the movie. It was a little dicey." Well, we're glad the actress is such a tough cookie. And we can't wait to see her other, more successful side, when Spy hits theaters on June 5th.