Melissa McCarthy got the scare of her life!
On Wednesday’s episode of Ellen DeGeneres‘ daytime talk show, The Kitchen actress — who sat alongside her co-stars Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss — spoke about her admiration for singer Billie Eilish!
After Ellen played a clip where Melissa hilariously injects herself into the 17-year-old musician’s music video for Bad Guy, Eilish pops out from a hidden box, scaring the crap out of McCarthy!
Fortunately, the 48-year-old entertainer enjoyed the surprise, and the two hugged it out.
The thespian joked:
“What if you knocked me out?… I’m still weirdly [shaking]… You’re just not supposed to experience that.”
WATCH the awesome clip (below):
As we reported, the Mike & Molly alum opened up to InStyle about a journalist who asked insensitive and rude questions about her body during her 2011 press tour for Bridesmaids. She detailed:
“I won’t mention names but … he kept asking, ‘Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?’ He was like, ‘Oh, your tremendous size, you can actually work?’ I just remember all the blood drained out of me. I thought, ‘With my tremendous size, I could tackle you so quickly.’”
“There were two cameras on him, and one was on me, and he went back to that question three or four times, and I just kept talking about the script or how fun [director] Paul Feig was. He was looking around like, ‘She’s crazy.’ When we left, their producer was horrified and said, ‘We’ll never play what he said. I’m so sorry.’ But it happens all the time, to the point where it’s fascinating because they don’t do it to men. Not to be a jerk or single him out, but when John Goodman was heavier, did anybody ever talk about his girth?”
The starlet recalled another incident where a different reporter crossed the line, and called her “grotesque” in the middle of a press conference:
“Years ago, I was at a press conference for either The Heat or Tammy and somebody from a very big organization kept asking me, ‘Why do you always feel the need to be so grotesque?’ I said, ‘What are we talking about? I can’t answer your question because I don’t understand it.’ He goes, ‘You look sloppy, you’re not wearing any makeup, your hair is not done, you’re yelling at people.’”
Luckily for the reporter, the funny woman responded with kindness:
“I was like, ‘OK, so have you ever asked this of a guy? I’m playing a character. You need to get out more if you don’t think there are real women like that.’ He goes, ‘Oh, fine, I’m aggressive, call it whatever you want. If you don’t want to answer the questions, you shouldn’t come to the panel.’ I was like, ‘I really want to answer your questions. I’m sorry I didn’t wear makeup in a part. I’m sorry I didn’t look pleasant for you. But I also don’t think you should be here writing about movies.’”
Melissa is such a class act!
[Image via The Ellen Show/YouTube.]