Inside Melissa McCarthy & Rose Byrne's On-Screen Reunion in 'Spy'

by Raphael Chestang 5:17 PM PDT, May 13, 2015
Playing Inside Melissa McCarthy & Rose Byrne's On-Screen Reunion in 'Spy'

Melissa McCarthy teams up with Bridesmaids co-star Rose Byrne in Spy and we have a behind-the-scenes look at their reunion.

"Rose is so funny and Rose's hair was the same weight as Rose," Melissa said, referring to Rose's bouffant in the movie. "Every day she came to set I would wait to see what was going to be growing out of her head."

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In the action-comedy, Melissa plays Susan Cooper, an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst. When her partner (Jude Law) goes missing and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer and prevent a global disaster.

In addition to Rose, Melissa also reunites with director Paul Feig. This marks their third project together after Bridesmaids and The Heat.

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"I'm a big fan of spy movies, and I wanted to create a broad action comedy in that genre," Paul said. "The comedy comes from the characters. It's not a spoof or satire. The danger and action are genuine. We wanted it to have the tone of a spy film, but still be as funny as we could make it. I also wanted to create a relatable story in which we could all wonder, 'If I was recruited as a spy and sent on a mission, how might I react?' Melissa is perfect for the role because, despite being extraordinarily talented, she can still play the 'every person' and elicit a profound sense of empathy and support."

Spy opens June 5.