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Like Andrew Garfield’s denial of having a cameo in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Melissa McCarthy is doing her best to bluff her involvement with the impending Thor: Love and Thunder

When asked about appearing in Thor: Love and Thunder, McCarthy gave Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show a “safe” answer. The show shared a paparazzi image where they appear to have dressed her up as Hela, who Cate Blanchett played in Thor: Ragnarok

Fallon asked, “It looks like you on the set of Thor: Love and Thunder, and my question is, is that you? Is this photo real?” 

To which McCarthy responded, “You know what was? That was me going to my cousin Dawn’s bridal book party.” Then, she added, “That’s [how] you dress to go to a bridal book party.” 

“So, you cannot confirm nor deny this is….” Fallon further queried, putting pressure on McCarthy, who remained her cool. “If that is even me,” she replied. “And if it is, that was at Dawn’s house.” 

The pictures of McCarthy have circulated online, with several spectators alleging that she might be involved in a stage play re-telling the events on Ragnarok.

The Instagram video of McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone, uploaded during Christmas 2020, begging to be among the cast for Thor: Love And Thunder, only feeds the rumors more. 

“Melissa and I are desperate to be in the film Love and Thunder,” Falcone wrote, while McCarthy further said, “I am not afraid to perform a monologue.” 

The couple then joked about their abilities, willingness to do anything on the screen, and inclination to the MCU. 

Falcone concluded, “We could be love and thunder, or thunder and love.” 

Disney did not release any statement about McCarthy’s comments on The Tonight Show. So, it looks like we must wait and see when Thor: Love and Thunder drops in theaters on July 8.

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