08/04/2014 05:14 pm ET Updated Aug 04, 2014

Mark Duplass Says Melissa McCarthy Was The 'Greatest And Most Terrible Asset' For 'Tammy'

You may have read that this summer's Melissa McCarthy vehicle "Tammy" flopped at the box office and signaled the end of McCarthy's blockbuster success. It turns out that's not really true, but the narrative surrounding McCarthy is exactly the reason the film had a slow start, "Tammy" co-star Mark Duplass told HuffPost Live.

Duplass and Elisabeth Moss joined host Ricky Camilleri on Monday to discuss their new romantic comedy, "The One I Love." During the conversation, Duplass shared his take on the film's reception.

"Ben Falcone is a first-time director on that movie. He had the greatest and the most terrible asset in his film in Melissa, the world's biggest international comedy movie star," he said. "They set out to make a sweet relationship movie, but they were at a studio that wanted a Fourth of July, big fall-down comedy, and I think that movie had a hard time figuring out what it needed to be, and I think that's why it suffered that way."

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss here.

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