Interviews with Melissa McCarthy and the Life of the Party cast
There’s no party like a college party with your awesome mom!
Going back to school and getting a second chance at a new life, Melissa McCarthy stars as Deanna who joins her daughter Maddie in college after her life turns upside down. ComingSoon.net recently chatted with McCarthy, the film’s executive producer, writer, and star along with her Life of the Party cast, including Gillian Jacobs, Molly Gordon, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Heidi Gardner, and Luke Benward about the film. The comedic ensemble talked about the film subverting frat movie tropes, it’s balanced cast and working with McCarthy.
Watch our interviews with the Life of the Party cast below for the full scoop!
After her husband suddenly leaves her for a hotshot realtor, dedicated mom Deanna decides to take a chance on herself by going back to college to get the degree she never completed. While her daughter isn’t entirely pleased at first, she and her sorority sisters embrace Deanna (aka Dee Rock) as their own in a hilarious and empowering journey. The film’s a feel-good romp through college life for Deanna who plunges into school work, gets her kicks with frat boys, finds her freedom and independence. The film also stars Maya Rudolph, Chris Parnell, Jacki Weaver, Adria Arjona, Stephen Root and is directed by Ben Falcone.
McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the screenplay and produced through their production company, On the Day. Chris Henchy also produced the film, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco and David Siegel serving as executive producers.
Life of the Party opens this Friday!