Melissa McCarthy is the life of the party.
Since her days playing Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls, audiences have been falling in love with the 48-year-old actress and it's because she's so stinking funny.
After years is the entertainment business, the Illinois native knows it's the power of laughter that has made people connect with her.
"We make these movies to make people happy and make them laugh," McCarthy told E! News at the junket for her movie Can You Ever Forgive Me? in New York on Friday. "There is no other motivation behind them."
McCarthy believes that sometimes she has to make fun of herself so that audiences can relax and escape from their own worlds and she does a very good job at it.
"We think something is funny and we fall in love with these characters, we hope people go and spend an hour and half and are just like I forgot all my troubles and I just laughed," the Ghostbusters star revealed.
"It's the reason I'm the butt of the joke in so many things. I think it's good for people," she continued. "So, if people actually like it that to me is like oh my god. It's everything."
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