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Melissa McCarthy reveals she once worked on a film set so ‘volatile’ it made her ‘physically ill’

Melissa McCarthy has spoken candidly about one of her worst experiences in the entertainment industry (Picture: Joe Maher/WireImage)

Melissa McCarthy once worked on a film set that made her ‘physically ill’.

These days, The Little Mermaid actress, 52, runs a production company with her husband Ben Falcone, who she’s been married to for 18 years.

But years ago, the Oscar-nominated actress worked with a brutal industry boss who ran a set so ‘hostile’ Melissa and her colleagues would cry on the job.

When asked whether she’s come across any huge egos in the entertainment industry, Melissa explained in a new interview: ‘I did work for someone once who ran such a volatile, hostile set that it made me physically ill.

‘My eyes were swelling up, I was absorbing all of this nuttiness.’

She added to the Observer: ‘There were people weeping, visibly so upset by this one person. And I think that’s why the manipulation worked, because to get to me, this person would fire people I loved, which kept me quiet.’

The Oscar-nominated star once worked on a film set that made her ‘physically ill’ (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Melissa currently stars as Ursula in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid (Picture: Disney)

As for how she shut down the nastiness, Melissa shared: ‘One day I was like, “It stops today!” It was very effective.’

The Bridesmaid star continued: ‘I just kept saying to them, it stops, it stops. And I know now I’ll never keep quiet again.’

Melissa – who shares children Vivian, 16, and Georgette, 13, with 49-year-old Ben – currently stars as Ursula in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Nowadays, Melissa runs a production company with her husband Ben Falcone, who she’s been married to for 18 years (Picture: Getty)

Speaking about her latest role, Melissa recently revealed just how nervous she was and how much preparation was required.

‘I loved Ursula always, and the more we just kept talking about it, I kept thinking of her like she’s in a constant cabaret act,’ Melissa said earlier this month on The One Show.

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She continued: ‘I worked for many, many months because singing is not my normal area, I was so nervous, and Pat Caroll did it so beautifully in the original.

‘I was terrified. Terrified and then eventually I was like, “Well you’re going to bomb or you have to let all the nerves go and just take a swing at it.”

‘So that’s what I did.’

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Melissa McCarthy has spoken candidly about one of her worst experiences in the entertainment industry (Picture: Joe Maher/WireImage)

Melissa McCarthy once worked on a film set that made her ‘physically ill’.

These days, The Little Mermaid actress, 52, runs a production company with her husband Ben Falcone, who she’s been married to for 18 years.

But years ago, the Oscar-nominated actress worked with a brutal industry boss who ran a set so ‘hostile’ Melissa and her colleagues would cry on the job.

When asked whether she’s come across any huge egos in the entertainment industry, Melissa explained in a new interview: ‘I did work for someone once who ran such a volatile, hostile set that it made me physically ill.

‘My eyes were swelling up, I was absorbing all of this nuttiness.’

She added to the Observer: ‘There were people weeping, visibly so upset by this one person. And I think that’s why the manipulation worked, because to get to me, this person would fire people I loved, which kept me quiet.’

The Oscar-nominated star once worked on a film set that made her ‘physically ill’ (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Melissa currently stars as Ursula in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid (Picture: Disney)

As for how she shut down the nastiness, Melissa shared: ‘One day I was like, “It stops today!” It was very effective.’

The Bridesmaid star continued: ‘I just kept saying to them, it stops, it stops. And I know now I’ll never keep quiet again.’

Melissa – who shares children Vivian, 16, and Georgette, 13, with 49-year-old Ben – currently stars as Ursula in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Nowadays, Melissa runs a production company with her husband Ben Falcone, who she’s been married to for 18 years (Picture: Getty)

Speaking about her latest role, Melissa recently revealed just how nervous she was and how much preparation was required.

‘I loved Ursula always, and the more we just kept talking about it, I kept thinking of her like she’s in a constant cabaret act,’ Melissa said earlier this month on The One Show.

What’s your favourite Disney film of all time? Comment Now

She continued: ‘I worked for many, many months because singing is not my normal area, I was so nervous, and Pat Caroll did it so beautifully in the original.

‘I was terrified. Terrified and then eventually I was like, “Well you’re going to bomb or you have to let all the nerves go and just take a swing at it.”

‘So that’s what I did.’

Got a story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

MORE : Woman who inspired Peter Kay’s shock comeback dies of cancer aged 23

MORE : Jude Law wore most disgusting scent made up of pus and poo to play Henry VIII in Firebrand

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