Melissa McCarthy & Elisabeth Moss on ‘The Kitchen’ and Shooting the Film in 38 Days

     August 8, 2019

With writer-director Andrea Berloff’s The Kitchen opening in theaters this weekend, I recently sat down with Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss to talk about the film. Based on the DC Vertigo comic book series of the same name, The Kitchen is set in 1978 Hell’s Kitchen and revolves around three housewives (Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss and Tiffany Haddish) whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. They’re then forced to take matters into their own hands by assuming control of the Irish mafia.


Image via Warner Bros.

During the interview, McCarthy & Moss talked about making The Kitchen, if they felt any pressure with the short shooting schedule, and answered a number of fun questions like who ruined the most takes, who was the fastest at leaving their trailer, their first movie or TV show crush, their favorite rides at Disneyland, and more.

Check out what they had to say in the player above.

The Kitchen also stars Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Margo Martindale, Common, Bill Camp, E.J. Bonilla, Wayne Duvall, Annabella Sciorra, and Myk Wattford.

Melissa McCarthy & Elisabeth Moss:

  • How did they make the film in 38 days?
  • Who was the fastest at leaving their trailer?
  • Who ruined the most takes?
  • Who always gets it on the first take?
  • Do they have a favorite ride at Disneyland?
  • What’s the secret to a great relationship with your cinematographer?
  • First movie or TV show crush.
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    Image via Warner Bros.

    What TV show would they like to guest star on?

Here’s the official synopsis for The Kitchen:

The gritty, female-driven mob drama “The Kitchen,” from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, was written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for the original screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.”

“The Kitchen” stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”), and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI.  Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition…literally.

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