BY Maire Clayton, The Western JournalMay 24, 2023
9 months ago

Disney Star Recounts How 'Hostile' Film Set Made Her 'Physically Ill'

Actress Melissa McCarthy is mainly known for her comedy roles that provide many viewers with endless laughs.

However, McCarthy once found herself on a film set where she was doing anything but that.

In a Sunday interview with The Guardian, she was candid about an experience in Hollywood that profoundly affected her.

Once on set, McCarthy said, "I did work for someone once who ran such a volatile, hostile set that it made me physically ill.

"My eyes were swelling up, I was absorbing all of this nuttiness," she continued.

"There were people weeping, visibly so upset by this one person."

McCarthy claimed this unnamed individual "would fire people I loved, which kept me quiet." The tactic worked, up until the actress just had enough.

She recalled, "I was like, ‘It stops today!’ I just kept saying to them, it stops, it stops. And I know now I’ll never keep quiet again."

The actress did not name where this treatment occurred.

Over the years, McCarthy has been a part of numerous high-profile projects. She had her breakout role in the 2011 comedy "Bridesmaids," and portrayed the titular character in the CBS comedy "Mike & Molly."

The actress will be back in theaters Friday with her portrayal of the villain Ursula in the live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid."


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy)

In addition to acting, McCarthy runs a production company, On the Day, with her husband Ben Falcone.

Never wanting to have an unpleasant working environment, McCarthy told The Guardian that everyone needs to pass a "crazy check."

"You know, we were so astounded and grateful at getting to build our own little worlds, we were like, ‘We have to build the one we’ve always talked about, where everybody gets to have an opinion and everyone is really nice.'

The 52-year-old added, "'It’s going to run a lot better with no screamers or crazy egos bumbling around. Why would we risk destroying that?’”

And this is maintained through one basic principle -- kindness. McCarthy said, "We demand it."

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Maire Clayton, The Western Journal



Ninth Circuit Court Blocks Ruling Exonerating Alleged White Supremacists

In a notable legal twist, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has stepped in to challenge a lower court's decision concerning white supremacy charges. The…
22 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Schumer Begs Speaker Johnson To ‘Do The Right Thing’ On Ukraine Aid

In a bold appeal for national security and against Russian threats, Schumer demands Johnson pass a Senate-approved security package for Ukraine amidst Johnson's reluctance. Schumer,…
22 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Report: Wendy Williams Will Not Be Able To Return To TV After Dementia Diagnosis

Wendy Williams, once a luminary of daytime television, faces a future far from the spotlight due to a challenging diagnosis. A beloved figure enduring progressive…
22 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Fani Willis Faces Rising Calls For Indictment Over Alleged Perjury

In an unexpected twist in a high-profile case, former President Donald Trump's attorney has brought forward allegations that could potentially upend the ongoing investigation into…
23 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

A-Rod’s New Image Leaves Fans Bewildered

In an unusual turn of events, Alex Rodriguez's markedly darker tan became the talk of the town after a recent basketball game. Alex Rodriguez, co-owner…
23 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers


We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:



    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.