Melissa McCarthy is easily the funniest thing about these “Bridesmaids” bloopers and outtakes

Though she had appeared on TV and in films on a fairly regular basis throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, actress Melissa McCarthy truly didn’t break out into the mainstream until 2011’s “Bridesmaids.”

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In the last five years, McCarthy has become a force to be reckoned with in the comedy world and, at 45, is one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood.

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Director Paul Feig would later liken McCarthy’s audition for the film to a religious moment, and noted that from the very start, she impressed.

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“It actually took me 30 seconds to realize it was even funny,” Feig told The Guardian.

“She made the decision to play the character kind of guy-ish, like, ‘We’re gonna go out and make a man sandwich’.”

In a hilarious compilation put together after the film’s release of its best bloopers and outtakes, McCarthy’s penchant for the improvisational extreme takes front and center and will have fans of hers smiling.

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