Melissa McCarthy Barely Survives the Real-Life Beauty of Brangelina

melissa mccarthyIf I could change places with anyone right now, it'd be Melissa McCarthy. She's on a roll. She's nominated for an Academy Award for her hilarious part in Bridesmaids, which is absolutely nothing to snuff at, but she's also been hobnobbing with some of the biggest stars on the planet, to boot. And if her appearance on Ellen is any indication, she's more taken aback by her celeb encounters than the prospect of holding that golden statue come Oscar night. She explained to the venerable talk show host that meeting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was way too overwhelming. So overwhelming, she says, that she had to ask them to zip it for a minute.

That's right, Melissa McCarthy told Brangelina to just ... stop talking for a moment when the two met at the Golden Globes a few weeks ago. She explained the whole situation to Ellen:


So I'm already in some weird altered state talking to Brad and Angelina. They're so nice and chatty and really bubbly. Finally, I got a little weird and I was like, "You have to stop for a minute because it's a lot visually to take in." I said that to them. They just kind of laughed. I said, "No really." It is a lot visually to take in. She's like weirdly glowing. She’s so beautiful. He's kind of cute too. And then I was like, "Ok. I'm sorry. I needed to like regroup" because they're kind of a lot.

Can't say I blame the woman. If I had an up close and personal interaction with Brangelina, I'm pretty sure my brain would melt, too. I don't know if I'd ask them to stop talking, a la McCarthy, or just wrap myself around Brad like a scarf and beg him to take me home with them, but either way, there'd be nothing cool nor remotely collected about my reaction.

Melissa's a big star, though. She's gotta recognize that, and the sooner, the better -- she can't just have an aneurysm like a normal person would every time she encounters Hollywood royalty. If she continues on this path, we might have to be concerned about the after-parties at the Oscars. Her mind could explode all over Johnny Depp's tux. And that'd just be gross.

How do you think you'd react if you met Brad and Angelina?


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