Melissa McCarthy Photoshopped In UK ‘The Heat’ Poster
Melissa McCarthy, the plus-sized comedic actress, has been heavily photoshopped in the U.K.’s version of the poster for The Heat – the action comedy film McCarthy stars in with Sandra Bullock.
There’s more than one difference between the two The Heat posters, including he fact that the U.S. poster is only in black, white and red, while the U.K. version is in full color. Bullock and McCarthy also change sides in the U.K. poster, and McCarthy loses her glasses. But the difference everyone is talking about has to do with what McCarthy lost in pounds.
U.K. 'The Heat' poster
On the U.K. The Heat poster, McCarthy, who proudly owns her curvier figure, is shown with a noticeably thinner neck and face. Critics of the poster slam it for leaving the famed funny lady nearly unrecognizable by cutting inches from her face. Furthermore, McCarthy’s admittedly larger frame than the trim Bullock’s is central to the buddy cop film’s humor.
U.S. 'The Heat' poster
The Heat, rated R, hits theaters June 28. Directed by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, in addition to McCarthy and Bullock, the film stars Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Marlon Wayans (White Chicks) and McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone.
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