Actress Melissa McCarthy is known for her comedic roles in movies like “Bridesmaids” and “Life of the Party”, but her latest role in “Can you ever forgive me?” definitely shows off her talent in a new way. Melissa stars at Lee Israel, a bestselling biographer who was in a major writing funk. So, she started writing fake letters from famous authors. She then sold them. Melissa’s portrayal is raw, real and likely an award winner.
The movie is a glimpse in the life of Lee Israel who has since passed in 2014. Lee’s story is one that Melissa says she couldn’t stop thinking about and had to play this role to share her story.
Melissa co-stars with actor Richard E. Grant. Richard plays her friend who gets involved in the deception. They are a perfect pair for these roles.
Emily Engberg chats with the stars about the movie, food, fashion and of course fun.
“Can you ever forgive me?” is in theaters in Minneapolis on Friday, November 2nd.