‘This Is 40’ on Blu: Melissa McCarthy on the Joys of Being Hit by Paul Rudd — EXCLUSIVE

This Is 40 - Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

Judd Apatow is hardly averse to the idea of building a posse. The writer/director fills his movies with friends and frequent collaborators to the point where you can spot an Apatow production simply from the cast list. While the filmmaker only first met breakout actress Melissa McCarthy on the set of Bridesmaids, it appears that she is on her way into his inner circle. In the below featurette for Apatow’s latest film This Is 40, McCarthy discusses her entry into the Apatow world via her memorable scene in the dramedy: a face-off with Paul Rudd.

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In this exclusive video, the actress and filmmaker reveal the making of the scene and the stars that aligned in order to have McCarthy bring her patented brand of wacky to This Is 40. Additionally, viewers are treated to a few different takes of the spat between McCarthy and Rudd — a film feud for the ages. Check out the featurette below and watch for This Is 40, which arrives on Blu-ray on Mar. 22.

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[Photo Credit: Universal Pictures]

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