Exclusive - Melissa McCarthy Extended Interview

  • Aired:  06/26/14
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Actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy shares what it was like to work with her husband on the film "Tammy." (9:04)

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK MY GUEST

TONIGHT.

SHE'S GOT A NEW MOVIE OUT CALLED"TAMMY."

>> OH, GOD.

OH, GOD.

>> WHOA.

>> OH.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

OH, GOD.

MARK TWAN NATIONAL FOREST.

[LAUGHTER]WHERE ARE WE?

>> WE'RE IN MISSOURI.

WE WENT IN THE WRONG DIRECTION,AND YOU DO KNOW WHO MARK TWAIN

IS, RIGHT?

>> I KNOW WHO HE IS.

GOOD GUY.

HE'S A GOOD GUY.

>> Jon: PLEASE WELCOME BACK TOTHE PROGRAM MELISSA MCCARTHY.

COME ON, LADY! [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[SINGING] "MELISSA MCCARTHY ISHERE.

MELISSA MCCARTHY IS HERE."

HOW ARE YOU?

>> THERE'S ALWAYS THAT FEAROF LIKE TIPPING RIGHT OVER.

>> Jon: CAN I TELL YOUSOMETHING?

WE NEARLY KILLED JIMMY CARTER.

>> OH JESUS. REALLY?

>> Jon: A FEW YEARS BACK.

LET ME SHOW YOU.

OH, WE DON'T EVEN HAVE ITREALLY. YOU SEE THIS,

THIS LITTLE PART RIGHT HERE,THIS LITTLE EDGE PART?

SO, THAT WASN'T HERE AT ALL.

AND JIMMY CARTER SAT DOWN.

>> OH, GOD.

>> Jon: AND KICKED BACK.

AND THIS THING WENT WINK ANDTOOK HIM TO THE EDGE OF

CONCUSSION TOWN.

[LAUGHTER]ISN'T THAT CRAZY?

>> I HAD A, I HAD A JIMMY CARTERWIND-UP PEANUT AS A CHILD.

>> Jon: DID YOU REALLY?

>> YEAH. THOSE WERE THE COOLTOYS I PLAYED WITH.

I LOVED IT. IT HAD JIMMYCARTER'S,

WE WENT TO WASHINGTON, D.C.,AND I GOT A PEANUT WITH JIMMY

CARTER'S FACE ON IT AND TWOLITTLE FEE.

WHEN YOU WOUND IT UP, IT WENT.

AND I STILL HAVE IT SOMEWHERE.

I WAS LIKE THAT'S AWESOME.

>> Jon: DO YOU THINK THEYTOOK... BECAUSE I REMEMBER THE

MR. PEANUT WIND-UP.>> OH.

>> Jon: AND, DO YOU THINK WHENJIMMY CARTER GO ELECTED THEY

SAID, OH [BLEEPED] IT,JUST PAINT A DIFFERENT

FACE ON THAT THING?

>> JUST PUT DIFFERENT TEETH ONIT.

>> Jon: JUST PUT DIFFERENT TEETHON IT.

>> I HAD, THERE WERE JUST SHOESON A PEANUT BODY, AND IT FEELSLIKE.

>> Jon: SURE. THE LITTLE FEET.AND YOU WOUND IT UP ON THE SIDE.

>> BUT IS THAT MR. PEANUT?BECAUSE ISN'T HE KNOWN FOR HIS

LONG LEGS?

>>Jon: YOU KNOW WHAT, I THINKYOU MIGHT BE RIGHT.

>> BEING FAN OF THE PEANUT? LIKEI'VE SPENT HOURS THINKING ABOUT

IT. GOD, THOSE LEGS.

>> Jon: I THINK I'M, I THINK I'MCONFUSING HIM WITH A

DIFFERENT PEANUT.

>> THERE ARE SO MANY.

>> Jon: HERE'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUTTHAT.

THERE ARE SO MANY CELEBRITYPEANUTS. NOW I'M SAYING

SOMETHING DIFFERENT. IMORPHED INTO A DIFFERENT WORD.

>> Jon: WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THATIS YOU LOOK AT IT AND THINK,

WELL, THAT'S IMPROBABLEBECAUSE OF THE LENGTH OF

MR. PEANUT'S LEGS,EVEN WITH A DIFFERENT

TEETH PAINT, THE MONOCLE WOULDSTILL BE THERE.

>> NOW WAIT A MINUTE. LET'SNOT GET CRAZY.

LET'S NOT FORGET THETOP HAT AND SPATS.

>>Jon: OH YEAH. DID HE HAVESPATS?

>> I THINK SO.

>> Jon: YOU'RE LIKE A DETECTIVE.

>> BUT THAT'S WHERE ITENDS. ANYTHING AFTER

MR. PEANUT AND I'M LIKE UHHH...I'VE GOT NOTHING.

JUST MR. PEANUT FACTS.

>> Jon: YOU, YOU, YOU WORKEDWITH YOUR HUSBAND ON THIS.

>> I DID.

>>Jon: YOU WROTE IT WITH HIM.

>> I DID.

>> Jon: HE DIRECTED IT.

>> I KNOW.

>> Jon: DO YOU STILL LIKE EACHOTHER?

>> NO. NO.>> Jon: I'M SORRY TO HEAR THAT.

>> WE HAVE NOT SPOKEN IN MONTHS,AND BY "MONTHS," I MEAN A YEAR

AND A HALF.

NO, NO IT WAS... I KNOWEVERYBODY'S KIND OF LIKE,

THAT SEEMS LIKE A RECIPEFOR DISASTER.

I LOVED IT.

>> Jon: YEAH.

>> I LIKE HIM.

I PLAN, I PLAN ON KEEPING HIM,AND I LIKE TO HAVE HIM AROUND.

>> Jon: OH, THAT'S VERY NICE.

>> HE'S REALLY GREAT.

HE'S... I GO OUT ON A HIGH NOTE.

[APPLAUSE]TO MARRIAGE!

>> Jon: TO LOVE!

>> TO LOVE! SEE YOU LATER, NEWYORK!

>>Jon: TO PEANUTS.

THEN I JUST WIND YOU UP AND YOUJUST WALK OUT LIKE THIS.

>> THE GREAT BIG SMILE.

NO, HE'S THE CALMEST, NICESTGUY, AND HE'S A REAL SMARTY, AND

HE'S REALLY FUNNY.

AND, THAT'S KIND OF HOW HEDIRECTED.

>> Jon: OH, THAT'S NICE.

>> YEAH.

>> Jon: DID YOU EVER SEE, WASTHERE EVER A SIDE, YOU KNOW,

LIKE IN A SCENE THAT WASN'TGOING SO WELL, AND ALL OF A

SUDDEN HE TURNED REDAND FIRED A CHILD?

LIKE, WAS THERE ANYTHINGLIKE WHERE HE WAS LIKE,

I HAVE NEVER SEEN YOU DO THAT?

>> ONLY, ONLY ON THE DAY HE WOREJODHPURS AND LIKE YELLED AT ME

THROUGH A, "DO ITAGAIN, MCCARTHY!" "BOO!"

LOTS OF THAT.

I KIND OF WANTED ONE DAY.

AREN'T YOU GOING TO GO CRAZY ATLEAST ONCE?

>> YOU'VE GOT TO.

HAVE YOU EVER WORKED WITH ADIRECTOR THAT LIKE WAS LIKE JUST

EDGY AND MADE IT ALITTLE BIT TOUGH.

AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY THEIRNAMES

>> OH I'LL NAME NAMES. NO, I DIDONE COMMERCIAL, AND THE PERSON

NEVER CAME DOWN. IT WAS A GUY.

I DON'T KNOW WHO IT WASBECAUSE...

>> Jon: RIGHT.>> HE NEVER CAME DOWN SAY,

HEY, THANKS FORSHOWING UP. NOTHING.

HE STAYED WAY UP IN LIKE A GLASSBOOTH SOMEWHERE.

AND HE JUST YELLED AT US THROUGHA SPEAKER ALL DAY.

IT WAS THE WEIRDEST THING.

AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS AJOKE.

AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT FUNNY.

AND I WAS LIKE, CAN YOU IMAGINEIF HE JUST DID THAT ALL DAY?

>> Jon: AND HE DID IT ALL DAY.

>> AND THAT'S LIKE... THAT'SWHEN THE AD WAS LIKE "LET NOT,

LET'S NOT, PROBABLY NOT FUNNY."I WAS LIKE, OH. AND IT WAS ALL

LIKE, I WAS JUST MOVING BOXES.

IT WAS LIKE A FACTORY FROM ONEPLACE TO ANOTHER.

>> Jon: YEAH, YEAH.

>> AND SOMEBODY'S LIKE, A LITTLEMORE ENERGY.

WELL, DON'T GO CRAZY. SO, I WASLIKE.

>>Jon: FIND YOUR CENTER.

>> I KNOW. SO HOWEVER I WASMOVING BOXES SUCKED APPARENTLY

BECAUSE I WAS EITHER TOOFAST OR TOO SLOW, AND

THERE WERE THREE OF US, AND

NOBODY KNEW WHO HE WAS YELLINGAT.

>> JON: I CAN ONLY HOPETHAT SOME DAY, YEARS FROM

NOW, HE WILL COME UP TO YOU ANDBE LIKE, "I'M SO SORRY

ABOUT THAT DAY. I HAD CHICKENBOX. THEY HAD TO KEEP ME...

>> I WAS IN A FEVER RAGE.

>> Jon: I HAD TO BE KEPTQUARANTINED OR I WOULD HAVE

GIVEN THE WHOLE CREW SARS. IHAD TO..."

>> BUT, BUT IN ALL HONESTY, IPROBABLY WAS MOVING THE BOXING

IN A REAL HURKY-JERKY FASHION.

>> JON: OH STOP. THOSECOMMERCIALS...

>> I'VE SEEN MY WORK. I WASPROBABLY LIKE...

>> Jon: I COULD NEVER DO THOSE.I DID THOSE ONCE. THERE WAS THE

ONE, I WENT ON A COMMERCIALAUDITION YEARS AGO AND IT WAS

LIKE WHEN YOU WOULD GOIN FOR LIKE CHILI'S. AND IT'S

YOU AND THREE PEOPLE YOUNEVER MET BEFORE. AND IT'S LIKE

YOU'RE BEST FRIENDS AND YOU'REHAVING NACHO PARTY AND THESE

NAPKINS ARE NACHOS.

AND YOU'RE LIKE "GO!"

NUMBER THREE.>> IT'S SO...

>> Jon: HAVE FUN.

>> NUMBER THREE, YOU'REUPSETTING US.

>> Jon: RIGHT. THIS IS THE MOSTFUN I EVER HAD.

>> I WENT IN, THERE WASALWAYS, GOD BLESS, THERE'S

ALWAYS ONE PERSON THAT LIKE ABUNCH OF NICE PEOPLE,

EVERYBODY'S JUST TRYING TOGET A JOB, AND THEN THERE'S

ALWAYS ONE CRAZY, WHICH ISPROBABLY IN ANY GROUP, BUT

THERE WAS A GIRL THAT CAMESTORMING IN THE ROOM ONCE,

THERE WERE LIKE 15 OF US, ANDTHEN 15 KIDS AND LIKE

LITERALLY THEY WERE LIKE A WEIRDDOLLS, IT WAS A HUGE AREA WHERE

LIKE TEN DIFFERENT COMMERCIALSWERE. AND I KNEW, I LIKE

NEVER GOT HIRED FOR THOSEBECAUSE THEY HATED ME.

AND, THIS GIRL CAME STORMING IN,AND LIKE WITH ALL THE ENERGY OF

LIKE JUST A TRUE MAYBEUNBALANCED GAL IN HER 20s.

>> Jon: A DIVA.

>> TRYING TO MAKE...SHE LITERALYCAME UP TO ME AND WAS LIKE,

"ALL RIGHT" AND WENT INFOR SOME KIND OF CLAPPING

THING BEFORE LIKE COOLHANDSHAKES WERE IN.

AND THEN IMMEDIATELY SATDOWN AND WAS LIKE TRYING TO BE

IN ON A JOKE THAT NO ONE ELSEWAS IN.

AND THEN WHEN WE WENT IN, SHESAID, I PROBABLY SHOULD NOT BE

TELLING THIS. I'M LITERALLYPSYCHO-ANALYZING THIS GIRL.

IT'S TERRIBLE.

>>Jon: TELL IT! TELL IT!

>> WE WENT IN AND SHE GOES,THESE GUYS ARE MY FRIENDS,

SO JUST LET ME SET IT UP, WE'RECOOL.

I WAS LIKE, I DON'T KNOW YOU.

AND SHE'S LIKE, JUST LET ME SETIT UP.

WE GO WAY BACK. AND SHE CAME INAND WAS LIKE

HEY, YOU GUY, WHAT ARE YOUDOING?

LIKE THEY CLEARLY DIDN'T KNOWHER.

THEY'RE LIKE, WHAT HAVE YOU BEENUP TO?

SHE'S LIKE, JUST GOT OVER ANABORTION, DOING COOL.

HANGING COOL.

>>Jon: OH, MY GOD.

>> DOING WHAT I DO, AUDITIONINGA LOT. LIKE,

IT WAS LIKE ABORTION, HANGINGCOOL, GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT

MY ACTING.

AND LITERALLY WAS JUST LIKE...

LIKE I KNOW I WENT REAL WEIRD.

I THINK I JUST STARTED BEINGLIKE, I CAN JUST TAKE MYSELF OUT

OF THE ROOM.

AND SHE'S LIKE KIND OF HANGINGON ME LIKE WE'RE BUDS.

AND I WAS LIKE, OH, I'M GETTINGSO NAUSEOUS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

THERE'S NO ANSWER TO THAT.

AND, THEN STRANGELY WE DID NOTGET THAT JOB.

>>Jon: REALLY?

ALTHOUGH IF SHE HAD JUST MOVEDTHE BOXES AT THE PROPER SPEED.

THAT'S ONE OF THOSE WHERE YOUTHINK YOU MENTION IT TO

SOMEBODY, LIKE DID YOU SEE THATCRAZY GIRL?

THERE WAS A GIRL THAT MEETS THATDESCRIPTION WHO DIED 15 YEARS

AGO.

THEY SAY HER SPIRIT HAUNTS THISCOMMERCIAL PLACE.

WHEN IS "TAMMY"... "TAMMY"IS COMING OUT ON THE SECOND.

>> THE SECOND.

>> Jon: THIS IS GOING TO BE AHUGE BLOCKBUSTER.

AND I'M GONNA TELL YOU WHY.

>> WHY?

>>Jon: PEOPLE LOVE MELISSAMcCARTHY.

I LOVE MELISSA McCARTHY. PEOPLELOVE MELISSA McCARTHY.

AND LET ME SAY THIS, AND I'MGONNA PREPARE YOU FOR THIS,

THERE'S SOME PEOPLE OUT THERE INAMERICA, AND I DON'T KNOW IF

YOU'VE BEEN ON THE INTERNET,BUT IT, IT'S THAT, IT LIVES

INSIDE YOUR COMPUTER, THAT WHENPEOPLE ARE LOVELY AND SMART AND

FUNNY AND TALENTED AND DOINGWELL, THEY DON'T LIKE THAT, SO

I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW, DON'TEVER LET THOSE PEOPLE NEAR YOU.

>> I WISH I HAD A MIRROR. >>Jon: WHAT THE...

>> YOU TELL THAT TO YOURSELF,BUDDY.

>> Jon: LET'S DO THE,LET'S DO THE MIRROR EXERCISE,

AS THEY HERE.

>> WELL THANK YOU, YOU SWEETMAN.

>> BUT, I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU.

AND IT'S GREAT.

CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERYTHING.

MELISSA McCARTHY, EVERYBODY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

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