Alison Johnson

She plays a decidedly unglamorous woman who works at a fast food restaurant in her new film Tammy.

But Melissa McCarthy was a far cry from her on-screen persona at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles.

The 43-year-old was edgy chic in a stylish leather frock paired with animal print heels as she posed on the red carpet on Monday night.

The Bridesmaids star looked lovely in the dress, which featured a leather panel down the front, three-quarter length sleeves and a chiffon hem.

The mother-of-two added a playful touch with leopard-print heels that sported straps around the ankles.

Melissa wore her highlighted honey tresses in sleek waves and highlighted her eyes with black liner and her lips with a bright red shade.

Melissa posed with her husband Ben Falcome, who co-wrote the movie with Melissa, directs it, and also plays Melissa's character Tammy's boss Keith Morgan in the film.

Tammy follows what happens when Melissa's character hits the road with her drunk and disorderly grandmother, played by Susan Sarandon, after losing her job and learning that her husband has cheated on her.

Along the way the stars get caught up in various unusual predicaments which call for Melissa's forte of physical comedy.

Also at the premiere was Susan Sarandon, who is gearing up to be a glamorous granny after her pregnant daughter Eva Amurri turned up to support her at the premiere. -- Daily Mail