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Melissa McCarthy: 'I got a taste for Jason Bateman's blood' - video

By and Amie Parker-Williams
Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman's new comedy Identity Thief has already proven to be a huge box office hit Stateside, taking in more than $100 million with audiences laughing in the aisles.

The Seth Gordon-directed road movie sees Bateman play a mild-mannered accountant who has his identity stolen by Miami fraudster Diana (McCarthy). Bateman's financially-stricken Sandy Patterson treks cross-country to catch Diana in the act, and naturally there are tears, laughs and trauma along the way.


Digital Spy caught up with McCarthy and Bateman to discuss the best things about working with each other, why Bateman smells like "sour vanilla" and picking up injuries in their "messy" fight scenes.

"I got a taste for Bateman blood," McCarthy said after revealing that she gave her co-star two bloody noses. "One would have been equal. The second one... she started a new round with a second one," Bateman quipped.

In the video above, McCarthy also discusses her expectations of meeting her co-star for the first time and Bateman reveals which Arrested Development staple will be back for the new Netflix series.

Identity Thief opens in UK cinemas on March 22.

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