Melissa McCarthy—some adore her, others called her the next Adam Sandler (reproducing the same movies). Regardless of how you feel about this funny girl, she’s our Betch of the Week.
Melis quickly rose to stardom starring on Gilmore Girls as Sookie St. James, a role she finally announced she’ll be reprising in the Netflix reboot of the series—the show itself may not be betchy, but the fact that it’s so beloved they’re making it again a decade later sure is. As is the fact that people basically had to beg her to grace the reboot with her presence. Well played, Melissa. Thanks to Chuck Lorre, Melissa McCarthy’s acting experienced continued success post Gilmore Girls on the series Mike and Molly, a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Melissa has also had major success on the silver screen. If you aren’t familiar with her role in Bridesmaids, we ask you to stop and think about what you’re doing with your life, let alone wonder why you’re even reading this article.
She’s been in a number of other hilarious movies, including Spy and The Boss.
Last weekend was a pivotal moment in McCarthy’s career. The Boss topped the box office charts, bringing in over $23 million. She’s killing it so much that Forbes literally ran an article called “Can Melissa McCarthy’s Career Survive All These Hit Movies?” I’m gonna go with “yes.”
The MTV Movie Awards were also this weekend, where McCarthy was the first woman to earn the Comedic Genius award. She was humbled and thanked her “patchwork” of inspiration, which included fellow betches Carol Burnett, Phyllis Diller, Lucille Ball, Diane Keaton, and her mom, to name a few.
Quoting her mother, Melissa shared with the crowd that you shouldn’t “…fear being the butt of the joke” or worry about “being likeable or perfect.”
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My favorite part of her winning this award was how she accepted it. She didn’t walk to the stage to accept her popcorn adorned award like the other winners of the night. Instead, she was carried to her prize.
Badass, Melissa. Bad. Ass.
I’m not sure what more she could want out of life, esp. after beating out Batman v Superman in the box office, but it’s good to have goals. We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2016 has in store for Melissa!