Melissa McCarthy Kept Wiping Out While Filming Spy
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!’”
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: