May 19th, 2011
03:35 PM ET
“Bridesmaids” star Melissa McCarthy says she’s not at all surprised that the comedy, also starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, has been so well-received.
“I loved it so much [and] I was so proud of all the women in it, and the script,” McCarthy tells New York Magazine’s Vulture, adding that she thought producers Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, who also directed the project, did “just a perfect job” with the film.
“I thought, ‘My God, if people don’t love this, I’m going to pack up and move back to Illinois,’” she says. “People just seem to love it, and I love it, and I can’t be that crazy.”
The movie, which follows the hilarity that happens after Kristen Wiig’s Annie becomes the maid of honor for her best friend’s wedding, opened strong with $26 million last weekend.
So when thinking about a sequel, Feig tells Vulture, “It depends how we do in the next couple weeks, but I know there's definitely ... it's already been brought up.”
Besides, he adds, “when you get a group that's this deep and this good, it's a crime to not use them again. You just want to make sure that you do it as well as you did the first one and try to make it better, even. So, we're up for the challenge.”
Hopefully co-writer/co-producer Annie Mumolo, who penned “Bridesmaids” along with Wiig, could still squeeze in a sequel if it came to pass. Mumolo has just picked up another gig, securing a deal to develop a project for ABC.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mumolo has landed a blind script deal for a show that will be produced by Tagline, the company behind USA’s “Psych.”
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