Paul Feig voices support for female-led comedies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 June 2015
Paul Feig

Paul Feig

Hollywood star Paul Feig has insisted "funny women can make money" when it comes to the movie industry

Paul Feig has insisted "funny women can make money".

The 52-year-old director - who helmed new action comedy film 'Spy', which stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Rose Byrne, and the 2011 hit 'Bridesmaids' - has reiterated his view that female-led comedies can be profitable.

He told the Guardian newspaper: "'Bridesmaids' showed people that movies starring a lot of women, funny women can make money. I think it's easy for a while to go, you know, 'Maybe it was just a fluke'. It throws me that they're so slow on the uptake.

"Again, it's been proven as 'Pitch Perfect 2' has just made a bazillion dollars. So I just hope that we can end the debate and just have more projects."

Meanwhile, Paul recently revealed the crucial role swearing played in his new movie.

He shared: "Swearing is an art form and I had some really good minds on it. People were always giving me jokes and coming up with different creative ways to do it.

"When we first started (filming) I said to Jason (Statham), 'Say f**k here!' and he goes, 'Oh, we can swear?' Once I said yes they could swear then the floodgates just opened. He's another amazing swearer and who knew Rose Byrne would be such a great swearer?"

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