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Every Movie Melissa McCarthy Has Made with Husband Ben Falcone, the Director of 'Thunder Force'

Melissa McCarthy‘s new movie Thunder Force is streaming now on Netflix and the film’s writer and director is someone very special to her… husband Ben Falcone!

Did you know that Melissa and Ben have been teaming up on movies for years? This marks their fifth movie in which she has starred and he has directed.

In addition to all of their creative collaborations, Ben has acted alongside Melissa in five other movies. We’re recapping all 10 of these films in the list below.

Melissa and Ben met while appearing in the Los Angeles-based comedy troupe The Groundlings and they got married in 2005. They are the parents to two daughters, Vivian and Georgette. Both of the girls made an appearance in their 2016 movie The Boss.

Click inside to see all of the movies the couple has made together… More Here! »

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Melissa McCarthy Says Living in Australia Has Changed Her 'Entire Concept of Being'

Melissa McCarthy is opening up about her new life.

The Bridesmaids actress and comedian is on the cover of InStyle‘s April 2021 issue.

Here’s what she had to say…

On being a comedian in a year of hardships: “You don’t have to like what I do, or you don’t have to like comedy. But you need to be able to laugh at something. Ben [Falcone] and I talk about it a lot from the perspective of ‘Will this make somebody happy? Can some­body at the end of an 18-hour ER shift just check out and laugh for, you know, an hour?’ It’s the one thing we can try to do, and we try to do our best. I’m not smart enough to know how to purify the water, but I can throw myself down a flight of stairs and hope that it lets someone forget their troubles.”

On living in Australia while filming projects: “It has changed my entire concept of being. Everything can feel like home. I am connected to Australia in a way that I didn’t anticipate. I could very easily live here for the rest of my life. I’m in love with it. Everyone is so chatty. I’m a Midwestern gal who lives in L.A., where no one wants to talk to you. And here I’ll be in the grocery store, and I can’t go down a single aisle without talking to somebody. It’s won­derful. I come home, and I will have had 15 conversations.”

On the 10-year anniversary of Bridesmaids: “That film in­stilled the best lesson of you just have to let things be what they are, because it wasn’t sup­posed to work like that. Annie [Mumolo] and Kristen [Wiig] wrote it, and they had never written anything before. And it was like, ‘We’re going to let your weirdness ride.’ And people on set were laughing and crying full-out in almost ev­ery scene because everybody felt so free and there wasn’t a lot of pressure. Certainly, no­body thought it was going to be a game changer. The fit was just perfect.”

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Melissa McCarthy & Octavia Spencer Become A Powerful Super Hero Team in 'Thunder Force' Trailer

Melissa McCarthy face is filled with boils after accidentally getting injected with super powers in the first trailer for Thunder Force.

Starring opposite Octavia Spencer, the upcoming Netflix movie centers on former best friends, Emily (Spencer) and Lydia (McCarthy), who reconcile just moments before Lydia accidentally gets herself injected with a super serum that Emily invented.

Now, the two women must become the first superhero team and it’s up to them to battle the super-powered Miscreants and save Chicago from the clutches of The King.

Bobby Cannavale, Jason Bateman and Pom Klemetieff also star in the movie.

Thunder Force will premiere April 9!

Click inside to find out just how long Melissa and Octavia have been friends!More Here! »

Melissa McCarthy's 'Thor: Love & Thunder' Character Revealed in Set Photos Alongside Matt Damon (Spoilers!)

Spoilers ahead! Don’t continue reading if you don’t want to see potential spoilers for Thor: Love and Thunder.

Melissa McCarthy, Matt Damon, and Luke Hemsworth were photographed on the set of Thor: Love and Thunder for the first time!

They were photographed while filming on Tuesday (March 2) in Sydney, Australia. It appears as if the Thor movies are continuing the tradition of putting on a play within a play.

Melissa appeared to be in costume as Hela, the character played by Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok. It also appeared as if Matt Damon is reprising his role as Loki and Luke Hemsworth will once again be playing Thor in the play within the play. Luke‘s brother Chris Hemsworth plays Thor in the movies!

If you click through all the photos, you’ll also notice Melissa‘s husband, Ben Falcone, is also on set, as well as director Taika Waititi.

The photos depict an action scene, and it’s definitely worth clicking through the gallery to get the full story!

In the previous Thor film, the play within a play was put on by Loki, who was disguised as Odin at the time. It appears as if that will be happening again! Read all about the play within a play from Thor: Ragnarok right here.

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Disney Confirms Cast for 'The Little Mermaid' Live-Action Movie!

Disney made so many announcements this week and among them was the confirmation of the cast of the upcoming The Little Mermaid live-action remake.

It has been months since we first learned about who would be bringing these roles to life, but this is the first time Disney has confirmed some of the names.

The cast includes an Oscar winner, a five-time Grammy nominee, a Tony Award winner, and more.

The upcoming movie will be directed by Rob Marshall, who previously directed movie musicals like Chicago, Nine, Into the Woods, and Mary Poppins Returns.

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Melissa McCarthy & Husband Ben Falcone to Star In & Executive Produce Netflix Comedy Series 'God's Favorite Idiot'

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are teaming up for a new Netflix comedy series!

The married duo will be starring in and executive producing the workplace comedy God’s Favorite Idiot, which has already been given a 16-episode order, Deadline reports. Ben also created the series.

Here’s the show’s synopsis: “God’s Favorite Idiot follows Clark Thompson (Falcone), a midlevel tech-support employee who finds love with co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. Also, there’s rollerskating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse.”

This will be Melissa and Ben‘s sixth project together. They executive produced and appeared in the comedy series Nobodies along with Bridesmaids, Tammy, The Boss, and Life of the Party.

If you missed it, Melissa recently revealed that Ben has a big crush on this singer!

Melissa McCarthy Reveals Her Husband Ben Falcone Has a Crush on Harry Styles!

Melissa McCarthy is dishing on her husband Ben Falcone‘s crush!

The 50-year-old two-time Oscar nominated actress appeared for a virtual interview on Ellen airing on Thursday (November 19).

While chatting with Ellen, Melissa revealed that her husband has a crush on Harry Styles.

“He really does. He’s fallen pretty hard for Harry Styles,” Melissa shared. “It’s not a bad choice, but sometimes I’m just waiting for him to be like, ‘If you could cut your hair a little shorter…’”

“As if me cutting my hair would make me a dead ringer for Harry Styles!” Melissa joked. “I would just look more tragic, oh god.”

If you missed it, Melissa recently apologized after facing some major fan backlash.