The Word: Jane Curtin made Melissa McCarthy cry

the heat melissa mccarthy sandra bullock
“The Heat” with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
Credit: YouTube

Melissa McCarthy, star of “Bridesmaids,” upcoming comedy “The Heat,” and your heart, is on top of the world, but meeting her comedy idols still reduces her to a blubbering mess.

While filming “The Heat,” a buddy-cop comedy costarring Sandra Bullock, McCarthy got to work with Jane Curtin, who played her mother. Curtin has been one of McCarthy’s idols since she first watched her on “Saturday Night Live,” and realized that the women were as funny as the men. “They’re the ones making it. They’re not just saying funny things — they’re actually funny,” she told the New York Times.

However, when she tried to convey this to Curtin on their last day of shooting, she just ended up crying hysterically – and then Curtin reminded her that they actually had one more day to go.

“She was really nice about it,” Ms. McCarthy said. “But I was like, I can’t get out cool. I can’t do it.”

McCarthy’s “Heat” costar Sandra Bullock is in talks to star in “Annie” as orphanage manager Miss Hannagan. The upcoming film adaptation stars “Beasts of the Southern Wild” actress Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie and Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks, a new character who replaces Daddy Warbucks.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

By Piya Sinha-RoyLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding…

National

Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

Islamic State insurgents released a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.

Local

VIDEO: NYPD seeks shooter in East New York…

Cops are on the lookout for an unknown shooter who aimed and missed hitting a man on a bicycle, instead nearly striking a nearby officer in East New York.

Local

NYS state forces thrift shops comply with ban…

Nine New York City thrift shops were reprimanded by the state attorney general for selling children's clothes with drawstrings around the neck and waist.

Movies

At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

Marvel Entertainment's Stan Lee is adding outposts to his creative empire to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.

Television

Mira Sorvino explores immortality on 'Intruders'

Mira Sorvino's new show "Intruders" centers around a secret society that achieves immortality by taking over the bodies of other people.

Television

5 things you need to know about new…

"Doctor Who" returns Saturday with a new star, Peter Capaldi. Here's some things to know about him (mainly his turn as sweary spin doctor Malcolm Tucker).

Movies

Interview: Elisabeth Moss on not talking about the…

Elisabeth Moss talks about how it's best if you don't know the opening twist in "The One I Love" and giving up Peggy Olson after nine years of "Mad Men."

MLB

Shane Greene travels unlikely road to Yankees stardom

Shane Greene was throwing a bullpen session on a quiet field at Daytona Beach Community College one day when the ball started moving.

NFL

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL tight ends (TE)

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb

MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb

NFL

David Wilson returns to triple jump, sets sights…

Giants fans know David Wilson can jump. They are just more used to seeing him go for backflips, not distance.

Style

11 timeless gifts for registries or just because

Gifts to prove you're a style maven once and for all.

Parenting

How everyday moments can inspire kids' creativity

"The Artist's Way for Parents" author Julia Cameron gives advice on how parents and children can be creative together.

Tech

How to stay safe online

Stop worrying about keeping your online passwords safe, and start worrying about keeping your username a secret. Actually, worry about both. According to Shaun Murphy…

Tech

OpenTable now lets you pay your bill via…

The restaurant app OpenTable added the ability to pay your bill (and tip) with your phone, thus cutting back on a few dining annoyances.