Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Plainfield native gave a nod to “little-town Plainfield” while promoting her new movie on Jon Stewart’s show.
It may no longer be the sleepy farm town she left behind, but Melissa McCarthy hasn’t forgotten her roots in Plainfield. The “Mike & Molly” and “Bridesmaids” star recognized her hometown during a Jan. 29 appearance on “The Daily Show,” giving “little-town Plainfield” a shout-out. McCarthy was on Jon Stewart’s show to promote her new movie, “Identity Thief,” costarring Jason Bateman. McCarthy’s introduction drew massive applause from the “Daily Show” audience, prompting Stewart to joke, “Soak it in, baby, soak it in.” The former St. Mary Immaculate student’s story about how she got her start in stand-up comedy also got big laughs from the host, who told her, “That may be my favorite first comedy night story ever.” “Identity Thief” opens Feb…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The Plainfield native was nominated for her scene-stealing role as Megan in "Bridesmaids."
Add another feather to the cap of actress Melissa McCarthy -- the Plainfield native has been nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in Bridesmaids. Her competiton: Bernice Bejo, The Artist; Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs; and Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer, The Help. To see the full list of nominees, click oscar.go.com/nominees. To watch a clip of McCarthy in Bridesmaids, click here or go to videos.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
McCarthy made the cover of The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday, and has a slew of new projects coming up thanks to her breakout "Bridesmaids" role.
If actress Melissa McCarthy keeps a diary, it's hard to imagine how she'd be able to adequately describe all of the red-letter days she's experienced in the last two weeks. The Plainfield native went from presenter to winner on Sept. 18 when she won the Best Actress Emmy for her role in the sitcom Mike & Molly. Wednesday, she landed on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, and this weekend she'll be hosting Saturday Night Live (10:30 p.m., NBC). Of course, it may be her scene-stealing role in Bridesmaids, this year's breakout summer comedy, that opens doors to a whole new level of fame. According to The Hollywood Reporter story, McCarthy's been tapped for two high-profile films, Dumb Jock, being directed by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig, and Judd …