Busy spoke to Celebuzz about her audition for the role — which was not quite as it turned out to be:
“I auditioned for Bridesmaids. I didn’t get it. You can write that down. The truth is weird, I auditioned for Melissa McCarthy’s part – and that’s what’s weird … The part wasn’t defined necessarily as one thing [when I auditioned]. I was doing a very specific take on it, and they really liked it. But I think, ultimately, Miss McCarthy is perfect in that movie.”
Thankfully, she’s not harboring too much resentment:
“I was bummed not to be in a great movie with a bunch of people that I’m friends with that also starred all the girls, and made a s***load of money,” she added. “But, what are you going to do? [Laughs] It’s just the way that it is. You have to get over it and move on! [Laughs] I love Paul [Feig]. I see Paul all the time, and I cannot wait to work with Paul at some point in the future … It’s been really fun to see his success from that movie. And I love Kristen [Wiig] so much. I think she’s such an incredible talent. I love her writing partner Annie Mumolo. I’m so happy for them and all their success.”
It’s funny: almost every actor from “Freaks & Geeks” — the set where Phillips first worked with Paul Feig — has become a big-time movie star. But the ladies — Phillips, Linda Cardellini, Natasha Melnick — have yet to strike it big. Here’s hoping that next script that Mumolo and Wiig are writing will have a role for Busy in mind, as it’s pretty apparent that starring on ABC’s “Cougar Town” isn’t quite as satisfying as one might think.