Melissa McCarthy is currently working on the movie “Tammy” in Wilmington, N.C. Not only is she the lead actress, McCarthy is also taking a seat in the director’s chair for the first time, a job she’s sharing with her husband, Ben Falcone.
As a director, McCarthy reportedly had to deal with a bit of unpleasantness on her movie’s set. TMZ reports she fired an extra May 20, while filming a scene near a lake. The extra in question brought her young child along for the shoot. Throughout the day the extra allegedly struggled to quiet the child down, becoming enough of a distraction to disrupt the production.
According to a source, that all came to an end when McCarthy witnessed the extra jerk the child up in the air by the wrist. The source says McCarthy immediately had the extra removed from the set, explaining she wouldn’t tolerate abuse.
McCarthy’s rep has not commented on the situation. “Tammy” is set for a July 2, 2014 release.