Melissa McCarthy Interview – Ghostbusters – “I always said if I don’t get anything substantial by the time I’m thirty, I’m done”

PREVIEW

Seeing as Melissa McCarthy believes in spirits and the supernatural, signing up to star in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot was a no brainer. “They do exist, for sure,” she tells me, “whether as ghosts, whether as energy, I don’t know. But I definitely believe in something beyond a physical bodies. You don’t just die and that’s it.”

In London to promote the $150million reboot, the 45 year-old Hollywood star still finds her A-list credentials difficult to wrap her head around after catapulting to fame in Bridesmaids only five years ago.

THE INTERVIEW

Q: Were you thinking of quitting?

MCCARTHY: Acting wasn’t working out. I was getting rejection after rejection, I wasn’t even getting auditions. Couldn’t get a job to save my life [laughs]. I always said if I don’t get anything substantial by the time I’m thirty, I’m done, that’s it, I’m going to focus on producing. And a week before I turned 30, I got Gilmore.

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