Melissa McCarthy is just a regular gal who likes to be funny and freaks out when she meets celebrities — even though she is one herself! Find out what happened when she crossed paths with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep.
Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy has been catapulted to a new level of stardom since her hilarious turn in Bridesmaids, but the Mike & Molly star still gets starstruck just like the rest of us.
“They’re so nice and chatty and really bubbly,” McCarthy said. “Finally, I got a little weird and I was like, ‘You have to stop for a minute, because it’s a lot visually to take in… they just kind of laughed.”
“I said, ‘No, really it is a lot visually to take in!’ She’s like weirdly glowing, she’s so beautiful — he’s kind of cute too,” she joked.
After that surreal experience McCarthy said she felt someone pulling on her hand. “And I turned around and she said, ‘Hi, I’m Meryl.'”
What do you say when confronted by a cultural icon? “Literally, like my brain snapped in two… and then I really didn’t know what to say.”
“I just kept going, ‘Oh, my God. You’re Meryl Streep!’ And she was chatting like a normal human being. And I said, ‘Oh my god. I’m sorry — I thought over the years so many things, if I ever got to meet you, what I would say — this is not it,'” she said. “And, she goes, ‘Oh my God, don’t even worry about it.'”
“For some reason I felt I need to bookend it with and repeat: ‘Oh my god, you’re Meryl Streep!'”
It’s okay Melissa, we’d probably do the same thing.
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