Director Paul Feig is no stranger to flipping comedy on its head. In 2011, he proved that there is a place in Hollywood for smart, female-centric comedies when he helmed Bridesmaids, and he continues to push the envelope with his follow-up, The Heat. The movie follows the typical good cop/bad cop model, but with two females in the lead roles. Sandra Bullock plays the smug by-the-book FBI agent Sarah Ashburn, while Melissa McCarthy steps into the role of unpredictable and unhinged Detective Shannon Mullins. We had a chance to talk to Feig about the influences behind The Heat and what it was like making what may become the first successful female buddy-cop movie.