The "Bridesmaids" actress fired an extra on the set of her directorial debut, "Tammy," after she witnessed the woman abusing her child, according to TMZ. The incident happened yesterday on the film's set in Wilmington, NC.
Witnesses reportedly saw the woman -- in her 20s -- struggling with the young child all morning, telling the kid to behave and keep quiet. The mother's scolding was apparently loud enough to disturb production, which included more than 200 extras.
According to TMZ, McCarthy had had enough once she witnessed the extra "harshly jerk" her child up into the air by the wrist. The Oscar nominee then had production assistants escort the woman off set, claiming she would not tolerate the abuse.
Show 'em who's in charge, Melissa!
[via TMZ ]