Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone Talk Netflix’s ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone star in and executive produce God’s Favorite Idiot. The new series, which was also created by Falcone, has a total of eight episodes and is now streaming on Netflix. McCarthy plays Amily and Falcone takes on the role of Clark.

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Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) is a mid-level tech support employee, who takes saunas with his dad, Gene (Kevin Dunn), pines after his co-worker Amily (Melissa McCarthy), and loves his cats. When he starts to glow, he begins to realize this isn’t an average day at the office and God has bigger plans for him. Clark can’t save mankind by himself, he must gather his flock of mismatched co-workers, his longtime crush Amily and angelic allies to outwit Satan herself (Leslie Bibb). Together, they’re just a bunch of average humans coming together for the greater good because, after all, you can’t save the world alone.

McCarthy most recently starred in Nine Perfect Strangers, The Starling, and Thunder Force. Upcoming, she can be seen in Disney’s highly anticipated live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Falcone’s recent work includes Thunder Force, Nine Perfect Strangers, and Superintelligence.

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I had the chance to ask the duo about the inspiration for God’s Favorite Idiot as well as the dynamic between Clark and Amily.

Watch my full interview below:

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  1. Hello Melissa (Amily) and Ben (Clark) we lost our son Friday 6/17/22 due motorcycle accident. He decided to get it to save money and afford gas to work. Sadly we lost him due to motorcycle. All Im asking is if you can help send the Gods power of Clark. This might sound weird but He has the power to keep people alive. My sons body still in coroner place in San Bernardino CA. His name is Cyril Gayo. They did not let us see his body nor even touch his hand. That makes it more painful.
    Due to weekend and holiday monday,Tuesday is the only day that we can process my sons paperwork. I know its shows miracle in the movie but all im thinking is my sons body still here on earth and he still have time to come back to us. Any help and miracle that we can have him back in our lives. HE IS ONLY 21 YEARS OLD, VERY VERY GOOD KID WITH A BEAUTIFUL HEART. He DESERVE TO LIVE AND HAVE A GOOD HAPPY LIFE HERE WITH US. Thank you Mel and Ben and crew of gods favorite idiot, any miracle to get my son back to us. Please help us, send your angels to heal my son and bring him back to life. Our pain is unbearable loosing him.

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