In no particular order, these are the movies, books, cuisines, and teachers that inspired him.
"I'm going to have Post-Traumatic Ellen Stress."
Slapped her in the face six times.
Starring Sandra Bullock as, we presume, McCarthy's uptight opposite.
So that's how you write an Oscar-nominated screenplay!
A career woman whose childhood wishes all come true. Oh the shenanigans!
"It'll be a more progressive comedy."
Lea Michele very originally dubs it "GLEE-MAIDS."
Why this dark horse could go all the way.
Blessed by the Internet yet again.
And confirmation of her next project.
"We had a special time making the first one, but we're really excited to try something else."
Ladies sticking together!
Steve Zaillian gets two nominations. Diablo Cody and Woody Allen each get one.
Jon Hamm was right.
Bridesmaids gets two noms, too.
One of Melissa McCarthy's many scripts gets a director attached.
Cheez Whiz and pool toys are involved.
Back to the drawing board.
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The long argument cut from 'Bridesmaids.'
Why 'Bad Teacher' was a hit but 'The Change-Up' wasn't, why Marvel's superhero scored but DC's didn't, and more.
We consulted with the prudes at the Dove Foundation to find out.
And she improvised her whole airplane sequence.