SOURCE: Kjersti Flaa Productions

June 20, 2016 13:00 ET

Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig Discuss How Their Families Have Made Them Funny in Interview With Kjersti Flaa for Ghostbusters 2

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - June 20, 2016) - The two comedians recently sat down with Kjersti Flaa to promote their new movie, Ghostbusters 2.

"I think it has a lot to do with your family," McCarthy says on how she developed her sense of humor. "My dad was really funny. He can tell kind of fantastic stories. Even though it's the same six stories, he will crush them every time."

She adds: "To see my mum and dad or my sister laugh was such a joy, and I grew up with that."

Wiig admits it's hard to talk about herself as being funny: "I think when I was younger I was kind of quietly funny, but I am only saying that because other people have told me that. I have never thought of myself as being funny."

McCarthy, who got her big break later in life with Bridesmaids in 2011, says she would never have given up on acting.

"I knew that I loved it, but I didn't know if I could make a living out of it. I mean I didn't for 20 years. I probably still would be doing it and just have other jobs. It still amazes me that I can say that it´s my job now."

But one part of the job the actresses still feel awkward about: red carpets.

"I don't know where to put my hands," McCarthy says. "I mean I am lucky that I am always proud of what (the movie) I have done. But there are some things I just feel funny about."

"And they yell too," Wiig says about the photographers. "Over here, over here, ha, ha!"

"I guess I just always laugh, especially if I am doing it with someone I know. I feel weird. I don't do it well, but I also don't care," McCarthy says.

Ghostbusters 2 hit theatres on June 16th.

Part 2 of this interview, where McCarthy and Wiig discuss the contradictions of fame with Kjersti Flaa, is being released June 23rd.

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