One Of Our Favorite Lady Comedians Agrees: Melissa McCarthy Is A Great Call For Ghostbusters
And we Spy a potential Melnitz!
Forget the angry dudes and girl power suckers who have been bustin’ your chops over the recent Ghostbusters casting news. We know one gal who’s totally in your corner, especially when it comes to Melissa McCarthy.
When chatting with The Mary Sue at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour earlier this month, Allison Janney–who currently stars on TV’s Mom and is set to appear alongside McCarthy in another Paul Feig joint, Spy, this spring—was super excited at just the thought of McCarthy putting slapping on a proton pack and showing ghoulies of all genders who’s boss.
“I love it!” Janney told The Mary Sue when asked about McCarthy’s then-rumoured involvement in Ghostbusters 3. “Melissa can do no wrong. She can do everything!”
She continued, “I love Melissa. I’ve known her for a long time and was a friend of hers before either of us had careers.”
Technically, Janney and McCarthy are in the same TV family, both headlining Chuck Lorre shows (Mom and Mike & Molly, respectively) at the moment. The two also worked together on last year’s Tammy. But the way Janney tells it, Spy could be their best collaboration yet.
“To get to go to Budapest and work with Paul Feig and Melissa and Miranda [Hart], it was a lot of fun,” Janney says. “I just saw the trailer and I’m really excited because it looks like it’s going to be really, really good!”
You know what else would be really, really good? If Feig found a way to bring Allison into the Ghostbusters realm too. These new gals are going to need a Melnitz too, right?
Emily Gagne (@emilygagne) is one of the founding members of Cinefilles, a site for wannabe female film and TV critics, as well as an admitted heroine addict. She may not have super strength, or be able to make a stake on command, but she can slay you with her rhetorical devices, endless knowledge of Final Girls and passion for geek girl scoop.
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