Melissa McCarthy is pulling an “Andrew Garfield”.
During a recent appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, McCarthy continued to insist she doesn’t appear in the upcoming “Thor: Love and Thunder” — despite being photographed in costume as Hela (played by Cate Blanchett in “Thor: Ragnarok”) in paparazzi photos taken on the set.
Garfield maintained in the leadup to the release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” that he didn’t appear in the sequel; he was proven a liar when the film at last was released and the erstwhile Spider-Man appeared alongside Spideys Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland.
Melissa McCarthy as Fake Hela in Thor: Love and Thunder
— Thor: Love and Thunder News (@lovethundernews) March 2, 2021
“It looks like you on the set of “Thor: Love and Thunder” and my question is, is that you? Is this photo real?” host Jimmy Fallon asked.
“You know what that was? That was me going to my cousin Dawn’s bridal book party,” McCarthy jokingly responded. “That’s [how] you dress to go to a bridal book party.”
“So you cannot confirm nor deny this is…” Fallon continued, but McCarthy was unbreakable.
“If that is even me,” she said, straight-faced. “And if it is, that was at Dawn’s house.”
McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone previously expressed their desire to appear in the Taika Waititi-directed sequel, and even shared a hilarious audition tape on Instagram.