Oscar Date 411: Melissa McCarthy
We're so pumped that Melissa McCarthy is nominated tonight for an Oscar thanks to her role in Bridesmaids! We imagine her husband and costar from the movie, Ben Falcone, is excited, too. He was by her side tonight as they walked the red carpet. Melissa's husband and Oscar date played the straight-faced air marshal Jon in Bridesmaids. And back in the day, he appeared on Matt LeBlanc's ill-fated Friends spin-off Joey.
In addition to starring together in one of my favorite scenes from Bridesmaids, Melissa and Ben have a ton of projects coming up. They're working on a new comedy which they wrote together called Tammy, a raunchy tale about a woman who loses her job, learns her husband is cheating on her, and embarks on a road trip with her alcoholic and inappropriate grandmother. We can count on these two to bring us more irreverent, and likely hilarious, female characters who aren't afraid to break the mold.
See photos of Melissa and Ben at tonight's show now!