Video by Elijah Alvarado.
To coincide with the film’s theatrical release, we are re-releasing our Spy interviews from this year’s SXSW.
Paul Feig has risen up as one of Hollywood’s best directors for comedies thanks to films like Bridesmaids and his penchant for creating strong female characters in a socially-aware landscape that asks for such positive depictions. It’s this specific point that I wanted to hear more of from both Feig and Spy lead actress Melissa McCarthy (who also played a supporting role in Bridesmaids). I got the chance to do exactly that during a roundtable interview with Feig and a short red carpet interview with McCarthy ahead of Spy‘s SXSW premiere on March 15th.