Melissa McCarthy has already proven herself. She won our hearts on Gilmore Girls, turned Mike & Molly into something actually worth watching, and broke through on film in the mega 2011 hit Bridesmaids.
Best of all, she showed herself to be a capable and nimble host the last time she stopped by SNL. In 2011, McCarthy’s first night at the rodeo won critical praise and high ratings. It may have spiked Hidden Valley’s salad dressing sales as well. (Er, maybe not.) This time around, she comes to the show as an even bigger star: McCarthy has both The Hangover III and a big movie with Sandra Bullock (The Heat) out this summer, she’s supposedly snagged the female lead in the Oscar-ready dramedy St. Vincent de Van Nuys, and she’s starting production on her directorial debut, Tammy — a film McCarthy also wrote (with husband Ben Falcone, who’s co-directing as well). Oh, and did I mention she’s starring in that one too?
Does McCarthy’s increased celebrity mean she may not be as fearless and game as she was when she hosted just two years ago? READ FULL STORY »