Melissa McCarthy, left, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig star in Bridesmaids.  McCarthy began with a comedy troupe, then had a role in Gilmore Girls. She's pitching a script for a movie in which she plays the lead.
Melissa McCarthy, left, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig star in Bridesmaids. McCarthy began with a comedy troupe, then had a role in Gilmore Girls. She's pitching a script for a movie in which she plays the lead. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Melissa McCarthy, left, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig star in Bridesmaids. McCarthy began with a comedy troupe, then had a role in Gilmore Girls. She's pitching a script for a movie in which she plays the lead. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Always the friend, Melissa McCarthy is ready to take the lead in movie roles

May 26, 2011 08:56 AM

UPDATED May 26, 2011 03:22 PM

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