Melissa McCarthy - Playing an Unlikable Character in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” | The Daily Show

  • Published on Oct 22, 2018
  • Melissa McCarthy explains how she found something to love about famous forger Lee Israel and how she fought for better roles and better pay as a woman in Hollywood.
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Comments • 688

  • Seetiyan
    Seetiyan 19 hours ago

    The woman is so damn cute! Augh, I wanna just eat her up.

  • Veronica White
    Veronica White 4 days ago

    She's saying the same thing Mo'Nique is saying. But, she's right and Mo's wrong???? I say they're both right!!!!!

  • CutZy McCall
    CutZy McCall 5 days ago

    She was fabulous in that film. Should have won an Oscar. So touching, great movie. I read the book...Melissa did Lee Israel perfectly. We all know someone like Lee: a "downer" with a "difficult" personality, who sort of sabotages herself and you feel superior to her, except that she's actually very, very smart and simply has poor luck that makes her character defects even more glaring. She made poor choices, but welcome to the club. And Richard Grant should have won an Oscar, for sure. I was very disappointed that he didn't.

  • RIXRADvidz
    RIXRADvidz 5 days ago

    so glad she's keeping her shit together and not letting the Fame Machine chew her up. she's a class act, like Lucille Ball or Katherine Hepburn. we're lucky to have her in our entertainment sphere.

  • Alva Palin
    Alva Palin 6 days ago

    I love love love you both!

  • Cecilia Michael
    Cecilia Michael 8 days ago

    I’m so glad people love this woman! I wish I would find her funny too. I love her, I want people to love her, but I can’t help it..I find her boring.. Any time people laugh or say they love her, I’m worried it’s out of sympathy and not actually genuine.. but people seem to really find her funny, that makes me glad, what the hell is wrong with me?? Why is she boring to me? I don’t know. Okay. Enough diary for today. Talk2yal8r.

  • YouTube Commenter
    YouTube Commenter 10 days ago

    Sean Spicer in women's' clothes

  • Mimi Mc
    Mimi Mc 13 days ago

    Excellent. Acting

  • Queen Alice Kingsley
    Queen Alice Kingsley 13 days ago

    #behuman 💜💜💜💜

  • Keenan Thomas
    Keenan Thomas 14 days ago

    This movie flop, like others with a plus woman playing the lead. Dispute the fact that every year women over size 8 [claim] they want the media to have plus size woman represented more in the media.

  • Vanessa Crooks
    Vanessa Crooks 14 days ago

    Melissa McCarthy is one of the greatest people to come out of the entertainment business. I hope she never stops. I hope she changes the world.

  • Emma Unique
    Emma Unique 14 days ago

    I am excited for this film🙂Can't wait

  • Jamila Yasmine Bey
    Jamila Yasmine Bey 15 days ago

    I just love Melissa's heart

  • Patricia de Pastors
    Patricia de Pastors 15 days ago

    I absolutely loved the movie🍿
    Awesome lunes and character evolution!

  • Open your mind
    Open your mind 17 days ago

    Love the concept, agree totally, look up. Love her sparkle and dimples.

  • Sarah Baker
    Sarah Baker 17 days ago

    Sometimes when I watch movies I look at the "Big Star" and then quickly look for the extras...somebody's Mom is like...see that girl carrying the books... that's my daughter!😘

  • Leslie Wray Doyle
    Leslie Wray Doyle 20 days ago

    Of course Melissa can wear a snuggie and look fabulous. We

  • Sam Grim
    Sam Grim 20 days ago +10

    “Look up. And actually see people. Everybody at some point needs to be seen.” So basic yet so true. I loved this movie and that is such a beautiful takeaway.

  • Naomi Meme
    Naomi Meme 22 days ago

    I fucking love Melissa so fuckinggg much !!!!! She’s so beautiful

  • BusyTrizzy
    BusyTrizzy 26 days ago

    My Sookie St. James 😍😍😍😍😍

  • Ana Spoladore
    Ana Spoladore 26 days ago

    She's amazing

  • Jean Richard Dukurikizeyezu

    Trevor is a great interviewer, he reminds a little of Oprah back in days!

  • Jean Richard Dukurikizeyezu

    Travor changed the way the tv interviews. You can tell he genuinely listens, he doesn’t interrupt his guests!!

  • Deborah Thompson
    Deborah Thompson 27 days ago


  • Kurt Sudheim
    Kurt Sudheim 27 days ago

    All the top actors in the world have found the perfect balance between comedies & dramas...

  • phiwe bree
    phiwe bree 27 days ago

    Melissa I love me some you sana😊

  • mickey morgan
    mickey morgan 28 days ago

    Yes! Boycott Invisibility!

  • Sepo Mwangala
    Sepo Mwangala Month ago

    I love you Melissa. You are simply amazing

  • Stephanie Roestel
    Stephanie Roestel Month ago

    That was incredibly sweet

  • TJ Tampa
    TJ Tampa Month ago

    Nice interview 👍

  • gina delsasso
    gina delsasso Month ago

    If anyone knows what dress she is wearing i would love to know. Oh man does that look comfy. I want one!

  • zizinnnn
    zizinnnn Month ago

    Just saw her movie, it’s so good!

  • Namakando Munthali
    Namakando Munthali Month ago

    ❤ Melissa

  • justsaying
    justsaying Month ago

    I love Melissa also, so funny. She did an awesome Shaun Spicer (Spicy) on SNL. Thank you for making us laugh!

  • Jaq Tweedie
    Jaq Tweedie Month ago

    Melissa is amazing and this film is great.

  • Flora Chacha
    Flora Chacha 2 months ago

    I enjoyed this interview!

  • xOneAudience
    xOneAudience 2 months ago

    I love her voice!

  • Natalie Zayas-Bazan
    Natalie Zayas-Bazan 2 months ago

    I saw the film in October at the San Diego film festival and I didn’t find lee unlikable. You wanna talk unlikable, lets talk Frances mcdormand in ‘3 billboards’.

  • Marie Esedebe
    Marie Esedebe 3 months ago

    People need to stop giving every famous person the title of the best in what they’re doing like she’s ok not the best

  • Carol Taylor
    Carol Taylor 3 months ago +3

    I love her she is the funniest female comic.i love her she make me laugh so hard 🤣😂😁😀😆😄😅😃😍

  • Only God can Judge me H.A

    2 of my favorite people together 😍 love you both

  • WhatAWorld
    WhatAWorld 3 months ago

    Catch Melissa's new show: "John, Jim, and Bill Tom". 🤣

  • Kitty McCann
    Kitty McCann 3 months ago

    how is it we r told, male and female, we can do anything and we r suppose to all be treated equally but we r never told we dont get paid equally for equal pay.

  • Erin Nichole
    Erin Nichole 3 months ago +1

    Melissa is such a goddess. Thank you Trevor.

  • JustZaya
    JustZaya 3 months ago

    I love her

  • Saree Allison
    Saree Allison 3 months ago

    I want to be her when I grow up

  • Fritz Catalan
    Fritz Catalan 3 months ago

    what she said about looking up and seeing someone and being seen was so beautiful

  • Rebecca Stark
    Rebecca Stark 4 months ago

    Great interview Trevor! 👏🏼👏🏼

  • “Survival Tips From The Natives”

    Holy Cacao, that was such fun harmonious vibes.

  • probles45
    probles45 4 months ago

    This was an amazing movie, but I agree with Noah's sentiment that her character was unlikable! She did a very good job!

    • Princess Taboo
      Princess Taboo 3 months ago

      I want to see this but it hasn't played in my city, unfortunately. Some people have pointed out (mostly in the gay papers) that in the trailers and interviews they never mention Lee was a lesbian. I guess they look at it if people won't like her as a person they will hate her even more when they learn she's a lesbian and won't go see the movie.

  • Bianca Mcbride
    Bianca Mcbride 4 months ago

    Looking great Melissa

  • RubyRim
    RubyRim 4 months ago

    1:46 I love when she does that in movies. I love her. I love her. I love her.

  • Da morca
    Da morca 4 months ago

    This is just the top two most likeable people having a chat together !

  • Natalie Feulner
    Natalie Feulner 4 months ago

    Sometimes you just need to be seen. Loved that monogloe ♥️

  • Simphiwe Duma
    Simphiwe Duma 4 months ago

    Shes so dope

  • Rozana Fayez
    Rozana Fayez 4 months ago

    Wow I am in love with her now
    Can’t wait to watch this movie

  • The King
    The King 4 months ago

    Love this woman

  • Manufan909 1
    Manufan909 1 4 months ago +3

    Melissa is somehow getting hotter, I don't understand.

  • iRas Makonnen
    iRas Makonnen 4 months ago +1

    Mel so thick, i would hit that hard!!

  • Shakia Frasier
    Shakia Frasier 4 months ago

    Love her since gimore girls...

  • Bint Dubai
    Bint Dubai 4 months ago

    Melissa is phenomenal as an actress, take the risk and is superrrrrrrr funny too!!!

  • Bear Buster
    Bear Buster 4 months ago

    why is society trying to normalize morbid obesity?

  • kyle lucas
    kyle lucas 4 months ago

    Lmao “Minister Mikati” is what TVclip CC thinks Noah’s saying when he says her name ☠️

  • Azeezat Shodunke
    Azeezat Shodunke 4 months ago

    I love Melissa

  • Jennifer Ramsaroop
    Jennifer Ramsaroop 4 months ago

    I love Trevor's interviews.

  • 'Berto O. A.
    'Berto O. A. 4 months ago

    Love her!

  • Cyn Mann
    Cyn Mann 4 months ago

    Well done interview Mr. Noah.

  • Cyn Mann
    Cyn Mann 4 months ago

    Well done interview Mr. Noah.

  • Emiliyan Yankov
    Emiliyan Yankov 4 months ago

    she's funny as hell :)

  • alwaysalone soki
    alwaysalone soki 5 months ago +1

    Old guys comedy show

  • jjames05
    jjames05 5 months ago

    fat peeple goooood

    HEROVILLE VLOGS 5 months ago

    TREVOR is a racist

  • Enrique Ortiz
    Enrique Ortiz 5 months ago

    But... I mean... SPY aside... ALL her characters have been unlikeable.. that's her "thing"... you're supposed to be annoyed by them.

  • chill bro
    chill bro 5 months ago

    I love these two!

  • Hellzyead
    Hellzyead 5 months ago

    I hate that fat ass 🤣

  • Buena Enriquez
    Buena Enriquez 5 months ago

    Wonderful couple and good actors..

  • Nancy Pagan
    Nancy Pagan 5 months ago +3

    She looks pretty

  • Nathan Hyatt
    Nathan Hyatt 5 months ago

    Deep down inside you, there is an Arabian Prince 😂😂😂

  • Krampus
    Krampus 5 months ago

    Where the hell's the clip??

  • Element Air
    Element Air 5 months ago +3

    Wow, what an excellent interview. Trevor Noah really rose to the occasion of McCarthy’s amazing talent and personality. And her character. What a lovely thing she said: that everyone wants (and deserves) to be seen.

  • Daniela Colipi
    Daniela Colipi 5 months ago +1

    Love her ❤️😍😍😍😍

  • Dina Msiza
    Dina Msiza 5 months ago +3

    Gosh I love this lady so much😍😍. She gorgeous too.

  • Phumla Dladla
    Phumla Dladla 5 months ago +6

    I love Melissa McCarthy, all the way from South Africa

  • hail Davis
    hail Davis 5 months ago

    Lol pc culture hahahahaha fuck off!

  • trisram
    trisram 5 months ago +2

    wow, she lost weight. she is looking sexy and hot wow

  • Joshua Hester
    Joshua Hester 5 months ago

    I hate this fat bitch!

  • Mr♤Sir
    Mr♤Sir 5 months ago +1

    I want her to be my wife.

  • Firstnamelastname
    Firstnamelastname 5 months ago +1

    Female comedy is killing comedy

  • Egipher Mutinta Manengu
    Egipher Mutinta Manengu 5 months ago +3

    Mellisa looks really really really good.

  • johan cespedes
    johan cespedes 5 months ago

    I don’t like her character In any movie I seen she’s in

  • Nosipho Khulu
    Nosipho Khulu 5 months ago +1

    Love her!

  • Mike B
    Mike B 5 months ago

    She is an unlikable character… She’s a fucking fat ass fucking obese liberal!

  • B Ob Bob
    B Ob Bob 5 months ago

    She plays unlikable characters in everything she does, why is this any different?

  • Steve Zabel
    Steve Zabel 5 months ago

    So she's playing herself then.

  • Former Government Human #4937

    Woman unlikable character? Outcome unlikely.


  • Bella Ventimiglia
    Bella Ventimiglia 5 months ago

    This interview showcased (to me) a very different side of Melissa! Hope she gets more diverse roles like the one in her upcoming movie, and STOPS playing the SAME crazy woman role that she tends to write for herself, which I frankly find annoying and UNFUNNY!

  • T Wik
    T Wik 5 months ago +1

    Trevor is a stupid nig!

  • ABS
    ABS 5 months ago +18

    She really is stunning. Even at her heaviest, I remember looking at her during a movie they did a close up on her with no makeup on and I was kind of stunned by how naturally beautiful she was and is! She looks amazing, you go girl!!

  • ray10b73
    ray10b73 5 months ago

    I hope she gets an oscar.

  • Ja Wi
    Ja Wi 5 months ago +1

    She's a heifer with cankles and hooves