Melissa McCarthy felt immense strain carrying the late Chris Farley’s jacket on Global’s “Saturday Night Live”.
McCarthy parodied his Matt Foley character on the “SNL” fortieth anniversary particular in 2015. She wore the identical jacket that Farley beforehand wore.
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“It was actually his jacket and so they simply form of like clipped it again,” McCarthy advised SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen. “And so they’re like, ‘We’re gonna take it in, however we don’t wanna injury it. And we’re gonna do all this.’”
McCarthy was extraordinarily nervous about portraying her comedy hero.
“It was the one time proper earlier than I got here by the door, I used to be so nervous,” mentioned McCarthy. “That the candy stage supervisor got here up and he goes, ‘Honey, are you okay?’ My legs had been bouncing to the purpose the place I couldn’t, I used to be holding onto the door. And I used to be like, ‘I don’t know if I can get the deal with open.’ As a result of I couldn’t, I used to be not in command of my physique. And I’ve by no means accomplished that earlier than. I used to be simply rattled.”
“I actually was like, ‘I’m both gonna black out or I’m gonna come by like a practice.’ So thank, thank God, I believe I picked the practice.”