Melissa McCarthy throws extra off movie set for pushing around child
Melissa McCarthy is using her new directoral powers for good and not evil, it seems, because the comedian fired an extra on the set of her latest movie for allegedly abusing her kid. The extra's own kid. So much for that $58 per diem.
TMZ says a woman in her 20s had brought her 4- or 5-year-old daughter with her Monday to the Wilmington, N.C., set of Tammy, a movie McCarthy is directing with husband Ben Falcone. The kid was causing a ruckus all day and being disruptive, so the mom had been telling her to pipe down. But when the extra allegedly snatched the child up by the wrist, McCarthy went into maternal mode and canned the extra.
The site says McCarthy told the unidentified woman she wouldn't tolerate abuse on her set and had security boot the offender. The other 200 extras were no doubt happy they could finally get on with their day.