In a recent interview in Parade Magazine, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy talk about becoming friends while acting in the buddy cop movie, The Heat. While I originally wrote the movie off as Miss Congeniality Pre-Makeover meets Melissa McCarthy in the Ranch SNL Sketch, I’ve now done some serious reconsidering. Maybe, just maybe, this movie’s actually good? At least good for a hot summer Saturday that you’re spending with an old friend who you just realized you have nothing in common with anymore and need something to do that involves being together, but not talking.
Even if it’s not good, it’s nice to know that a healthy female friendship developed out of it. In a world where we’re still talking about Team Jolie versus Team Jen, we need more female friends. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey can’t do allllll the heavy lifting for Hollywood. Nor can they host allll the award shows. Or answer alll my emails asking about their whereabouts. That’s why it’s perfect timing for Sandy and Meliss. Let’s give Tinamy the summer off and let these ladies wax poetic about each other for a bit. And by a bit, I mean again! This is the second time we’ve seen them supporting each other publicly. Feel that happening inside your body? It’s your heart going all aflutter.
On working together:
Sandra: “I’ve always wanted to do a female buddy film, the kind the guys get to do. This didn’t have anything to do with getting a guy, and it didn’t involve shoe shopping…I’d seen Bridesmaids, and I said, ‘If Melissa McCarthy wants to work with me…’ The first week I was like, ‘What is she doing? That’s not in the script.’ I was the lone actor, jack-of-one-trade, in a room full of improv actors and stand-up comedians. I mean, you should just listen to the stuff that comes out of her mouth.”
Melissa (to Sandra): “Before I knew you—don’t listen, I don’t want you to get cocky—I was asked in an interview who I thought was funny, and I said you…I love to watch someone who just goes for it and isn’t worried about whether it’s silly or awkward or unflattering.”
Tell you what, after reading this, I can confirm that there’s nothing in Hollywood that charms me more than famous friends. Okay fine, that’s a lie. Chris Hemsworth holding his tiny daughter in his large hands charms me more. But after that, it’s famous friends all the way. May Melissa and Sandy remain good friends even after the press tour for this movie ends.