Whether you watched it or not, there is only one thing to know about Melissa McCarthy’s stint in Tammy ─ she was hilarious. Her unkempt character on the big screen was exactly what tickled us, but turns out, that wasn’t the case for everybody. She received a review for the film by a reporter who scrutinized her appearance in the film.
He said basically I’m only a good actress when I look attractive, and my husband shouldn’t be allowed to direct me because he let me look hideous.
“He said basically I’m only a good actress when I look attractive, and my husband shouldn’t be allowed to direct me because he let me look hideous.” She told Ellen when she was a guest on her show recently.
In a funny twist of fate, McCarthy bumped into the same reporter in person at the Toronto Film Festival. McCarthy, of course, took the chance to confront the reporter about his review. This is how it all went down, as told by McCarthy to Ellen:
“He came up to me, and I was surprised that he talked to me and I said, ‘Would you do that to a man? If John C. Reilly played a really broken-down character and looked terrible?’ […] And he said, ‘Well, I mean, you really looked bad.’ And I said, ‘Do you have children? I hope you don’t have a daughter.’ And I didn’t mean that in a mean way. I said, ‘If she came home to you’ ─ he spoke about his children so lovely ─ and when I said, ‘If she comes home and someone says, ‘You can’t have a job because you’re unattractive,’ are you going to say, ‘That’s right!’?” And he took that in heart and was like, ‘No, I would never want that to happen! Never in a million years want that to happen.’ I said, ‘Just know every time you write stuff every young girl in this country reads that and they just get a little bit chipped away.’”