Something is bugging Melissa McCarthy!
The actress is recovering in bed after apparently being bitten by a Huntsman spider while in Australia.
On March 17, Melissa posted an Instagram video that shows her lying in bed with bandages on both her hands and a towel on her forehead. The video from today is intermixed with an interview she did with InStyle just last week in which she jokes about her love of the bugs Down Under.
"I love that all the bugs and creatures will kill you," she says in the video before the scene switches to Melissa ailing in bed. "I love that I've seen a spider the size of my head… That's a Huntsman [spider.] I found it magical."
Now that she's apparently been bitten by one of those arachnids, Melissa is currently singing a different tune.
"After professing my love of Australian critters to @instylemagazine , I was quickly reminded by someone that I was conveniently forgetting the aftermath of some of those 'magical' bites…" she captioned her post.
Melissa looks rather miserable in the post-bite video.
"I'm itchy," she complained in the video. "It's reached my face." Later, as towels are wrapped around most her body, she gripes that she's "pretty puffy."
The Oscar-nominated star has been in Australia for several months while filming the miniseries "Nine Perfect Strangers" and "Thor: Love and Thunder."
In her recent interview with InStyle, Melissa hinted that she may move to Australia.
"I am connected to Australia in a way that I didn't anticipate. I could very easily live here for the rest of my life. I'm in love with it," she said. "Everyone is so chatty. I'm a Midwestern gal who lives in L.A., where no one wants to talk to you. And here I'll be in the grocery store, and I can't go down a single aisle without talking to somebody. It's wonderful."
She also told the mag that she and her husband, Ben Falcone, will be Down Under for several more months.
"We're staying at least until August. Ben wrote a show called 'God's Favorite Idiot' for Netflix, and we're going to shoot it here," Melissa said, adding that she's trying to get her and Ben's friends to join them. "Ben says, 'You can't just tell people to hop on a plane and go to Australia.' I was like, 'Well, I'm trying to create the world I want.'"