We may not have pegged Melissa McCarthy as an Oscar nominee, but it seems she’s already in with the cool kids. On today’s episode of Ellen, the Bridesmaids actress chats with Ellen DeGeneres about meeting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes and telling them to shut up – and how Meryl “Goddess of Acting” Streep was competing with the couple for her attention.
In her bubbliest, most adorable way, McCarthy confesses that she got a little kooky in the presence of the leaders of the A-List. She said, “Finally I got a little weird and said just you have to – you have to stop because it’s a lot visually to take in.” The couple, who McCarthy describes as “bubbly” and “friendly,” laughed even though our lovable comedienne was mortified. Melissa, you know you’re part of that set now too, right?
But it is a lot to take in, expecially when the person trying to arrest your attention from the most biggest celebrity couple is none other than Meryl Streep. McCarthy says someone pulling on her hand and when she turned around they said, “Hi, I’m Meryl.” The actress had a hard time finding her words with Streep too, repeating”Oh my God, you’re Meryl Streep!” And while McCarthy seems a tiny bit embarassed about the whole ordeal, she says the stars that flustered her were just as gracious as ever. Now, these are the sorts of celebrity stories we like to hear – the kinds that make us feel good instead of sending us into pits of despair.
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