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Melissa McCarthy battled real life ghoul

Published 05/07/2016

Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy might be fighting spooks in the new Ghostbusters reboot, but she has also had experience with ghouls in real life too.

Melissa McCarthy once lived in a haunted house.

The 45-year-old actress stars as Abby Yates in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, which sees four women tackling the ghouls of New York City in a role reversal of the 1984 cult classic.

As she promoted the new film alongside co-star Kristen Wiig, Melissa revealed she has actually had an experience with spooks in real life too.

"I lived in a house in Boulder, Colorado. It was a bunch of us - we were in college, and a bunch of us took this house over and we were the first people that were not from a family to live there," Melissa explained during an interview on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday (05Jul16). "And there was a door that you had to really pull up the handle and hit with your hip (to open). And one night it flew open, slammed into something and shut."

However, Melissa wasn't scared by the presence, admitting: "It didn’t feel menacing…"

Kristen and Melissa were on typically hilarious form for the interview, collapsing into hysterics as they discussed what they would do if they inhabited each other's bodies.

Kristen went for an offbeat option, declaring she'd get some roller skates and cause havoc in Beverly Hills.

"I’d go down to Rodeo Drive and I would skate down the middle of the street with huge sunglasses on and carrying shopping bags," Kristen guffawed. "I’d hang on to the back of cars and get a little speed going, and wave to people. That’s what I would do."

Melissa's scenario was equally random, with the actress giggling: "I would probably immediately also go to Rodeo Drive and then to the beach in Santa Monica and shave all my hair off. I’d just kind of lounge around in my bikini and real high heels…"

The two stars are joined by Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the ghoul battling team in the new flick. Chris Hemsworth is also part of the movie as the sexy but dim secretary, and wowed the cast with his incredible improvisational skills.

"He’s so delightful," Melissa said of Chris. "He’s so truly funny and kind and then to be truly like an incredibly skilled improv person - it was just too much."

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