May 30, 2011 10:15 PM

‘Bridesmaids’ could move Melissa McCarthy beyond sidekick status

On TV and in romantic comedies, Melissa McCarthy has been quite happy to be the confidante to the star, a character actress frequently called upon for advice or comic relief. If the success of her new film “Bridesmaids” is any indication, McCarthy’s movie prospects probably are about to change.

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