Melissa McCarthy believes in teachable moments.
In Entertainment Weekly's May 22, 2015 issue, the actress recalled coming face-to-face with a film critic during the 2014 Toronto Film Festival after he had recently trashed her appearance in the film Tammy. Though she was there to promote St. Vincent, McCarthy called the critic out for his sexiest commentary. The Spy star elaborated on her experience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday.
"I met him at the Toronto Film Festival, and he actually said, 'I'm the one that wrote this.' He said, basically, I'm only a good actress when I look attractive and that my husband [Ben Falcone] shouldn't be allowed to direct me because he let me look hideous in this movie. It was a lot of things, and just kind of, 'How dare women not look beautiful, perfect and attractive in a movie?' He came up to me, and I was surprised that the talked to me, because he was there for a different movie."