Watch: Judd Apatow Discusses the Nuances of Infamous Food Poisoning Scene in ‘Bridesmaids’

‘Anytime there’s vomiting, I’m going to show up to the set,’ Apatow confirmed
Watch: Judd Apatow Discusses the Nuances of Infamous Food Poisoning Scene in ‘Bridesmaids’

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‘I just need to get off this white carpet.’ 

Judd Apatow, director of movies like Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and the upcoming Amy Schumer film Trainwreck, appeared this week on the Today show to share behind-the-scenes details of one of the most famous scenes in another of his beloved movies, Bridesmaids.

The scene in question, which features Maya Rudolph as a bride-to-be and her friends — played by Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Melissa McCarthy — in an upscale bridal salon with a pristine white carpet that is moments away from destruction, required some careful staging, Apatow reveals.

From the color and consistency of the vomit to its ideal trajectory, Apatow was deeply involved in making sure that the women’s fateful outing was as foul as possible. Listen to Apatow and Ellie Kemper recall the day around the 2:20 mark. 

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