In an IG post, Melissa McCarthy shows that she and Thunder Force co-star Octavia Spencer have a super friendship that spans over two decades.
Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer may have a new superhero movie on Netflix now, but their friendship goes back a long way. Veteran actresses star Thunder force, an action comedy about two ordinary Chicago women who come together and create a way to become superheroes to save their city. The film is written and directed by Ben Falcone, McCarthy’s husband and creative partner, who has previously directed it in such films as The boss, Life of the party, Tammy, Y Superintelligence.
On Thunder Force, McCarthy and Spencer play separated childhood friends Lydia and Emily. Emily (Spencer) is now a wealthy geneticist who has created a serum that gives a person incredible powers. When Lydia (McCarthy) is accidentally injected with this super serum, the two women become the first superhero couple to fight the Miscreants, a group of supervillains terrorizing their city. While the plot is clearly fiction, McCarthy and Spencer’s friendship isn’t just for the reel. The two, in fact, go back even before having prestigious awards and blockbuster movies.
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The award-winning actresses enjoy a true friendship that spans more than two decades, as evidenced by McCarthy in his recent Instagram post. She shared several photos of the two over the years, along with a cute caption: “After more than 20 years, I am still #bestfriends with the amazing [Octavia Spencer] and I wouldn’t do it any other way. “ The 50-year-old actress also revealed that Spencer actually caught the bouquet during her wedding in 2005 and included a photo of the two hugging during the happy occasion.
McCarthy and Spencer formed a bond in the 1990s, just as they were beginning their careers in Hollywood. In the span of twenty years, both actresses have found their place in the entertainment industry. Because McCarthy is known for her comedy blockbusters and Spencer for her dramatic roles, the two haven’t had a chance to work together until now.. In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Spencer described acting with “one of her dearest friends” as a dream come true.
Despite the ever-expanding universes of superhero movies, the sci-fi genre is reserved for a small group of actors. Yes Thunder force prove anything, is that Hollywood is ready to see middle-aged women like McCarthy and Spencer blowing up action scenes in superhero costumes. It is also proof that real friendships between women can flourish and be celebrated in the industry.
Thunder force is currently streaming on Netflix.
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