Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy dish out on pesky paparazzi in Parade magazine/ They are anticipating their new movie ‘Flick’ which is set to be release into theaters on June 28, 2013. McCarthy and Bullock take over the cover of this issue.
They were photographed by Ruven Afanador. The duo chatted about their friendship on-and-off the set and revealed their thoughts the pesky paparazzi.
On working with Melissa:
I’ve always wanted to do a female buddy film, the kind the guys get to do. This didn’t have anything to do with getting a guy, and it didn’t involve shoe shopping… I’d seen ‘Bridesmaids,’ and I said, ‘If Melissa McCarthy wants to work with me…’ The first week I was like, ‘What is she doing? That’s not in the script. ‘ I was the lone actor, jack-of-one-trade, in a room full of improv actors and stand-up comedians. I mean, you should just listen to the stuff that comes out of her mouth.”
On what they have in common:
“Having kids connected us on a deeper level. And the things we’re obsessed with outside of being a mom are the same, too: construction and house renovation… we’re kindred spirits in that world. If we had a beer den, with Barcaloungers – but our version of that – it’s be great.”
On the paparazzi:
”We’re adults, and we’re fair game—not that I like being photographed going in and out of school in my sweatpants. But I instinctively throw things over Louis’s head….He doesn’t like [the paparazzi]. He gives them the stink-eye, and they’re like, ‘That’s such an angry kid,’ but I look at them and say, ‘Only when you guys are around’…I don’t raise Louis in Hollywood. I raise him in my world. To me the good thing about living in L.A. is diversity in lifestyle choices, color, and religion. I want Louis to look around and see every color under the sun. I also have the luxury of splitting my time between L.A. and Austin.”
Melissa On her mothering style:
“It plagues me. I feel intensely guilty for working. You have to be able to provide for your kids. But I feel like it’s a weird modern phenomenon that you always feel guilty for it.”
On dealing with the paparazzi:
“Strangers should not be allowed to take a picture of your child and sell it for a profit. They think, ‘We’re putting out a product,’ but you’re putting out a child… Ben and I have absolutely nothing to with Hollywood that’s all actors and the Sunset Strip. We crave talking to people who do different things and are passionate about it. We have some of the most rock-solid, lovely friends in the world.”
Photo Credit: Ruven Afanador for Parade!