Melissa McCarthy’s Full Interview with Ellen

Where’s my wig? I– For God sakes– I just heard that you go there. I’m at Wilshire Wig, like,
at least once a month. I was just in there a
week and a half ago. Really? Yes. What do you do there? What don’t I do there? Yeah. This is all built around a wig. No, every time I start a
movie, I start with a wig. And I want to know
what she looks like, so I go to Wilshire Wig. Lenia is there. That’s who helped me last time. Is that her name? I think– I think– It’s Lenya. Lenya. Yeah. Yes. Like Kenya. She’s bilingual. Like Kenya– oh, oh. That’s helpful. Lenya like Kenya. OK, that’s helpful. OK. And I tried on,
like, a million wigs. And then I find one. I’m like, oh, it’s like
this but this color. And then I do a hybrid,
and then we make one. Yeah. Well, that’s a good
idea, because it really does change your personality
when you put a wig on. It really does. Yeah. And that short curly one
you had on, I’m a big fan. I don’t– I would take that and
just perm it and let it ride. I permed this bef– I mean, when I was,
like, 16, I permed it. Did you do ever a perm? Did you do a perm? My Aunt Linda permed
my hair, and I was very short around–
in the fourth grade. Not like the giant I am now. And she gave me– You really shot up. I really shot up, guys. The camera messes with
it, but I’m 7′ 2″. She gave me a short– I wanted, like– I don’t know. Because I have poker-straight
Marcia Brady hair, and I wanted something
different, and I got it. Because I had a short,
tight, curly perm. And I was a little round. And so then this went round. And there’s just a
lot of pictures of me in, like, Terry
cloth shorts, like– It’s– Do you have a pic– you don’t have a picture? Not on me. Yeah. (LAUGHING) My God! You don’t carry it? I wish I did. How weird would that be? I’m told I have mine. They keep mine handy. This is my perm picture. Of your perm? Yeah. Oh! Yeah. It’s kind of like that wig. It’s wonderful. Yeah. Yeah. And look how happy
I was with it too. The regret is on my
face immediately. Oh, and I love that
45 degree angle that you had going on there. Yeah. Woo! It’s a lot. Thanks. I love it. So can you– 20 times, you’ve been on this– 20 seems cra– oh, wait. I want to commemorate. Here. Oh, a bag! It’s a– What? Don’t be– It’s– What? It’s the finest of China. That’s for your 20th. That’s the gift for 20. That’s so nice. And it may not be
China, but it’s– Is this you? –from China. Yes. So 20 times– besides
this, obviously, because you put it on
a mug, what is your– I have a favorite time
that you’ve been on, but what is yours? I would have to say– I mean, one of the– I think the last time
I was on is, to me, what I like to consider my
first heart attack when Billie Eilish came out of that thing. And I watched it
back, because I– and I just kind of was like– I don’t think I looked
as crazy as I felt, because I was so panicked. Because I was like,
“I’m going out. I’m going out.” And I was so sparkly and
jittery that I really– I was like, I’m
going to go down. I’m going to hit the cup, then
I’m going to hit the table, and I’m going to break
out all my teeth. Oh, that’s not what
we were going for. And that’s all I
was thinking about. And then later I watched
it and I was just like– so I guess that’s how I panic. Yeah. That was– it was one
of my favorite things that we’ve ever done. Billie Eilish– and she– Billie Eilish is– like,
you’re a huge fan of her. She loves you. Huge fan. And she was about to go on tour. And she came here
just to scare Melissa. And, like, crawled
under the stage– Crawled under the stage to
get– and was in that box for so long waiting for the cue. This is Billie Eilish
scaring Melissa. Her mom was my first
improv teacher– No way! Oh, wow! –Maggie Baird, who is amazing. So they were– I think when this
came out, they were on tour. Do you know that
if she probably– [SCREAM] Oh, my God! We got those two also. We got to Elizabeth– Yeah, everybody was like– [SCREAMING] Yeah, yeah. And I would like to think
that my instincts of, like, if I’m really
scared, I’d like to think that I’d be like– like, do something kind of
amazing instead of just like– [GASP] Yeah. Like, I just shut it down. I shut it down,
and I did nothing. That’s what most people do. Most people– there are few
people that pull their– and they look like they’re
going to punch somebody. And I always worry that
that’s going to happen, that our poor, little
guy that’s in there– He’s someone’s kid. –that he’s going to
get punched one day. So we pay him extra. [LAUGHING] Oh. I mean– I don’t mean poor
like he’s a little guy. I just mean– (LAUGHING) Oh, God. –poor guy. Just poor, poor, poor guy. Just a poor, little guy. Well, he’s not a huge guy. He’s in a box. He’s got to be little. We’re not going to put a– It’s getting worse. –giant guy in there. Corey is a normal sized man. For a box. All right, so– wait, we’re
going to take a break, and then we’ll talk about this. Thanks, Andy. We’ll take a break. I’m so new to this. We’ll be back. You gave it to Ben– Yes. This was how I say– –for a birthday present. –I love you and I’m
glad you were born. OK, do you always give
him– before we show this, do you always give him
strange birthday gifts? Because it’s hard when
you’re together that– Yeah, it’s been like– we’ve been together
over 20 years. So I mean, I feel like his gifts
get nicer and more thoughtful, and mine tend to
be getting weirder. Also because he
doesn’t want to– like, he doesn’t want to– if I give him cute
clothes or I’m like, “Oh, you’ll look so cute in
this,” he’s like, “Oh, pants.” And there’s a visible– and I can’t get him guitars– Right. Because he has to pick them out. So then my mind
starts to wander and– So this is where it wandered to. So this is what she got– Yeah. This is the natural jump. –her husband. So they painted a portrait– you
gave them a picture of the two of you. Yep. And someone made both of you– And I said, “What
about sad, sad clowns?” Right. And they did such a good job. My only note about
halfway through, I was like let’s go sadder. And I said, really, let’s
darken some of those lines and let’s put a
tear here or there. And Ben just made a very
strange wheezing noise when he opened it. He was like– [LAUGHING WHEEZE] And the girls wanted noth–
they were like, (DISGUSTED) “Oh, no!” And Georgie was like, “No! It’s not hanging! It’s not hanging!” Is it? It’s about to be. Yeah? And I swear I’m going to– now since I feel
like there’s been a challenge, because Georgie
really dislikes it, so I want to have them paint it. And I want to hang
it next to it. What a great mother you are. Yeah. OK, so you’ve been
on the show 20 times, and this is your 20th time, and
you’ve never done this before. So today is the day. We are sending you to
Milt & Edie’s Drycleaners. I’m going to put the
thing in your ear. You have to say– It seems like a
terrible idea, right? Yeah. It’s going to be so good. So it is going to be
Ellen in your ear. You’re going to go
to the dry cleaners– Oh, God. –right now. You have to say and do
everything I tell you to do. OK. OK. All right? Deal. All right, we’re
going to send you– before we go to break, I
want to give you a gift and then you’ll head
over to the dry cleaners. But I got something
to hang in your home. Georgette is going to love it. [LAUGHING] Oh, my God! Thank you! And I’m happy. I’m a happy clown! I mean, that’s a happy clown. We’ll be back!

100 thoughts on “Melissa McCarthy’s Full Interview with Ellen

  1. Their are only two celebrities that I’d like to meet in this world. My heartthrob Tim McGraw and Melissa. In fact, as much as I LOVE 💕 TIm, I’ve told my husband that if I’m ever terminally ill and can meet one celebrity, it’s gotta be Melissa.

  2. Melissa McCarthy is so wonder, I love her movie, she is so hilarious and gorgeous at the same time…….
    Boss lady Melissa..

  3. Ellen and Melissa … y'all are laughing at the curly but that's the hair that grows out of my head! Love you ladies. Curly girls do.

  4. Melissa McCarthy is my absolute favourite celeb! I would just love to have a bottle of wine with her!
    She is gorgeous in every way. I adore you, Melissa. Please don’t ever change. 😃😘

  5. Omg I had a perm in highschool and had the same result. A huge afro. So I ran with it. People were staring at me and I said "What?! I stuck my finger in a socket."

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