Actress Candy Black (Drew Barrymore) starred in a long list of blockbuster comedies, almost all of which involve a scene in which she trips, falls and exclaims her catch phrase "Hit me where it hurts!". However, she developed serious issues with drugs and anger management over the years, and had become difficult to work with. On the set of her 2014 film Entrapment Baby, she refuses to come out of her trailer until her stand in Paula (also played by Barrymore) reveals that director Barbara Cox (Holland Taylor) is strongly considering replacing her with Melissa McCarthy. When she finally agrees to film the scene, Black's co-star Jenna Jones (Ellie Kemper) is supposed to hit Black over the head with a breakaway bottle, but accidentally hits her with a solid marble statue instead. In a fit of rage, Black shatters a nearby ashtray and one of the shards lands in Jones' eye. A member of the film crew caught the entire incident on cell phone camera and soon leaks it to the public, ruining Candy Black's career.
Drew Barrymore as Paula/Cathy Tyler/Candy Black
Michael Zegen as Steve Grady/Larry Cooper
Charlie Barnett as Simon
Ellie Kemper as Jenna Jones
Holland Taylor as Barbara Cox
T.J. Miller as Louis
Andrew Rannells as Nico
Lena Dunham as Lisa
Adrian Martinez as Reporter Banjo
Michelle Buteau as Ingrid
Richard Kind as Wes
Dolly Wells as Second AD Daisy
Graham Norton, Bridget Everett, Jimmy Fallon, Savannah Guthrie, Meghan McCain, Andy Cohen, Giuliana Rancic, Jason Kennedy, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest as themselves
The Stand In is a 2020 American romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit, written by Sam Bain, and starring Drew Barrymore, Michael Zegen, T.J. Miller and Holland Taylor. It was released on December 11, 2020.