Find out what it's really like to work with husband-and-wife team Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy in an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for The Boss

By Kara Warner
Updated April 04, 2016 12:00 PM
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What’s it really like to be in a movie led by a husband-and-wife team?

If you ask the cast and crew of the upcoming comedy The Boss – starring Melissa McCarthy as mouthy, take-no-prisoners millionaire entrepreneur Michelle Darnell, which she co-wrote with husband Ben Falcone, who also directed the film – you’ll get answers ranging from deadpan jokes to heartfelt honesty.

PEOPLE has the exclusive video to prove it – one which features never-before-seen tidbits from McCarthy, Falcone and cast mates Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates and Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage discussing the fun on-set environment created by the husband-and-wife team.

“We love writing together and working together, it’s just always been easy,” McCarthy says in the featurette. The couple also co-wrote 2014’s Tammy, which Falcone also directed. “He’s my favorite person to write with, he’s my favorite person to work with.”

Supporting actor Michael McDonald jokingly calls the couple’s dynamic “interesting,” while costar Kathy Bates reveals “there is a lot of love” on set. Figuratively and literally, apparently.

“They’re always making out on set,” jokes Dinklage, who plays a morally questionable man from Darnell’s past named Renault.

“He’s so kind and he’s really mellow,” continues McCarthy. “It’s free and easy.”

“Ben gets very violent on set,” cracks Kristen Bell. “Everybody walks on eggshells,” deadpans Tim Simons (aka Jonah on Veep). “Nobody talks on set.”

“It was one dreamy, funny day after the next,” McCarthy gushes, oblivious to the joking around happening in the other cast members’ commentary. “I don’t know if everybody says that.”

“It’s actually really fun,” agrees Falcone. “We have a good time.”

The Boss hits theaters April 8.