Melissa McCarthy’s Bridesmaids Character Was Based on Guy Fieri


So where did Melissa McCarthy draw her inspiration for the, uh, mannish character she plays in Bridesmaids? Food Network! As she told Conan O’Brien last night, “When I first read it, the first person I thought of was Guy Fieri.” We can see it: After all, McCarthy’s character’s preferred attire is a Kangol hat and a bowling shirt — with pearls, naturally. “I kept trying to wear my glasses on the back of my head,” she said on Conan. And “I tried for a long time to get them to let me wear short, white, spiky hair. They’re like, ‘You can’t actually be Guy Fieri!’” Still, the resemblance is uncanny, wouldn’t you say? Watch the video (and note McCarthy’s excellent pronunciation of “Fieri”), straight ahead.

Melissa McCarthy Channels Food Network Star [Team Coco via Splitsider]