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Melissa McCarthy’s ‘bird’s eye view’

Melissa McCarthy says her marriage helps her maintain a broader perspective on life.

The Bridesmaids star married fellow actor Ben Falcone in 2005 and they share two small children together.

The couple wrote their new comedy Tammy with each other and Melissa is happy to discuss work at the family home.

“We really met working together and writing together and it’s always been an easy thing that we can do together,” she explained to Access Hollywood.

“And I always want his advice. Like, he’s a smart fella and funny! He really has a great ability to keep a bird’s eye view of things and I would never want him not to say something. And if something doesn’t feel right to him, I want to know immediately and then we want to figure out how to change.”

Melissa says she and her husband work so well together, they can even make abstract concepts concrete.

The actress reveals Ben dreamt of the plotline for Tammy, which centres on an unemployed woman who decides to take a roadtrip with her profane, alcoholic mother after losing everything.

“He had a dream — he literally came down blurry-eyed, hair all over the place, and said, ‘I had the weirdest dream and I think I should write it. You go on a road trip with your grandmother. She’s an alcoholic and I think she sleeps around,’” Melissa recalled. “I was like, ‘You want coffee first? Do we have to start like, immediately? ‘Cause it’s really early!’ And we had coffee and it was one of those really vivid dreams, and he couldn’t get it out of his head, and the more we started talking about it, it just kind of developed and we worked on it for about six years.”

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