Melissa McCarthy Fires Extra For Mistreating Child
Melissa McCarthy, the Mike & Molly and Bridesmaids star, fired an extra off of the set of her new movie Tammy who was mistreating her own child, reported TMZ.
The extra, reportedly in her 20s, had brought her child along for the shoot – which included over 200 extras and took place by a lake –for the standard extra payout of $58. The child, roughly four or five, was misbehaving. Although the mother tried to calm and quiet down her child, the kid continued to be disruptive to production.
In an attempt to get the kid to stop acting up, the young mom violently lifted the child up in the air by the arm. When McCarthy saw the interaction, she arranged for PAs to remove the woman from the film set, stating that she would not tolerate abuse on her watch.
Tammy, written and directed by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, is due in theaters next summer. It tells the story of a woman who goes on a road trip with her alcoholic mother after getting fired from her job at a fast food restaurant and discovering that her husband cheated.
Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney and Kathy Bates are all set to star in the comedy flick that has McCarthy in the lead role.
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