We hear all the time about fights and breakups between celebrities in Hollywood. I actually cringe when I hear about celebrity feuds. However, when I hear about famous friends I get a bit giddy. Stars! They are just like us! Sure, there are those slap-dash famous friendships that seem as fleeting as the length of the shoot of the film, but many celebrity friends seem to have begun at the very start of careers and have lasted through some pretty tumultuous times.
My newest favorite pair of famous friends is Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. The two are staring in the FIRST EVER FEMALE BUDDY COP MOVIE. (oh yes, I went all caps on that, I’ll explain why in a moment) The two had never met before starting work on The Heat, but genuine instant friendship happened.
Parade magazine recently ran a fantastic feature celebrating the friendship of Sandra and Melissa. In it they quote director of The Heat, Paul Feig, about the unusual continuation of their relationship off set, “inseparable…normally after movies, those friendships go away. Theirs blossomed.”
Sandra and Melissa tell Parade they connected over everything from interests in construction and house renovation to both of them being frustrated that they feel guilt over being working moms.
Sandra tells Parade, “Every single second of every single day…I don’t know if I feel like a bad mom, but at the end of the day I’m always plagued with, did I do enough? Should I go in a different direction? But I also know that my entire life revolves around Louis.”
Melissa agrees and adds, “It plagues me. I feel intensely guilty for working…You have to be able to provide for your kids. But I feel like it’s a weird modern phenomenon that you always feel guilty for it.”
I love that these two women paired up to bring us the first female buddy cop film. Out of the many, many, MANY films in the buddy cop franchise there is only one other film that has a woman as a partner. (and no, it is not Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot) There are canines, kids, ninjas…but no two women. Until now.
(The hilarious 1988 movie Feds with Rebecca De Mornay and Mary Gross comes close, but it is neither a cop movie nor are the women actually partners beyond being partnered for a class project.)
Who can tell me the ONLY buddy cop movie with a male/female partner combination?
Winner gets bragging rights.
Sandra and Melissa aren’t the only famous friends who make us want to call up our own BFF’s and run to the movies.
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Image Credit: Parade Magazine