On getting aggressive with Bullock during a scene where they simultaneously squeeze through a doorway:
On the key difference between a crazy character and an eccentric one:
“I thought, I may just have one shot at this. I’m going to push Sandy Bullock as hard as I can. I’m, like, really, really shoving her. She’s tiny but she’s mighty and she would push back. It was a true fight to the death.”
On Rex Reed's notorious review of "Identity Thief," in which he called McCarthy "tractor-sized":"You push so far past the normal boundaries of what’s O.K. in society. I’m always fully aware of, ‘You can’t do this’… When someone really believes in what they’re saying, but it’s crazy, it’s like my favorite thing on earth… [But] Crazy’s just crazy and there’s nowhere to go. You can have a point of view, it can be very strange, but we have to know your reasoning."
“Really? Why would someone O.K. that? I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs... [Articles like that] just add to all those younger girls, that are not in a place in their life where they can say, ‘That doesn’t reflect on me’… That makes it more true. It means you don’t actually look good enough.”