I have terrible instincts: Melissa McCarthy

Singapore: Melissa McCarthy is known for her flair of comedy as well as love for action stunts. The actress, in a joking way, said that she has terrible instincts, adding that she always tries to hurt herself.

McCarthy was seen doing action scenes in “Spy”, and will soon walk down the same road with her forthcoming film “Ghostbusters”. Paul Feig is adding his own take to the story of the famous 1984 American supernatural horror comedy with eponymous name. The film will hit the screens in India on July 15.

Professing her love for stunts, McCarthy said: “I like to try to hurt myself.”.

“And something’s wrong with me. I’m always like ‘I should do that’, ‘I should take that thirty-three store fall’. I have terrible instincts. I like to try to hurt myself,” McCarthy said here.

The press event was organised by Sony Pictures Entertainment here.

Asked if she underwent some special training for the stunts in “Ghostbusters”, she said: “Oh, no. You can’t, you can’t go into something that because it’s dangerous, even when we’re doing it, as fun as it is, you really have to train for it.

“You really have to know because there are certain scenes where there’s thirty, thirty-five people all flying and moving and running at you and it’s the choreography to it is, you really have to pay attention because if one thing goes off, people can really get hurt.

“So there’s a level of stakes there just to even in the doing of it. But boy, when you pull it off and then you watch it afterwards, that’s why for the next one you go, ‘Yeah, I should do that’.”

Feig, known for films like “Bridesmaids” and “Spy”, is bringing his take to the supernatural comedy by working with actors like McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.

The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

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